Duke Nukem Forever Delayed

The game was supposed to be out this May, but won't be. It's been delayed. Again.

"I'm very sorry for the added delay. We've all been working extremely hard and are very eager to deliver the game to you," said Pitchford in an official statement.

"I've been thinking of these lyrics from the great country song, 'He's The Duke' - 'He told us if we waited we could Come Get Some, but I never knew Forever was going to be so long.' If you're like me, June cannot come quickly enough."

The release date was changed from May 3 (May 6 for outside the US) to June 14 for the States and June 10 (for the international release).

According to the game's publisher, this is the "shortest" delay in the game's franchise. "In case you haven't heard, Duke never comes early," said Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K in an official statement. We thank Duke's fans for their continued patience - I promise this won't take another 15 years."

Delayed numerous times, Duke Nukem has been in development since 1997. Gearbox Software took over development duties from the title's creator, 3D Realms, in 2009.


    *Face palm*

    Not even going to say anything at this point.

    oh dear

    lol the irony!

    If it means a better game im all for it. Compared to 15 years it seems like nothing lol

    If we can have all delay announcement delivered in this style from now on, I'd be ok with that.

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO etc... Oh well at least we get the game 4 days before the americans.

    Kind of fitting really, one last hurrah, a last moment delay :) one month is no biggie.


    Ironic really.

    You know, the fact that they're so honest and willing to take a hit over this has actually made me okay with this delay. I can wait :)

    Gearbox, you are fantastic trolls. well played.

    Bwahahaha... of course it would!

    duke never comes early.
    that has to be the best coverup ever ^.^

      I'm Commander Shepard, and this is my favourite delay announcement on the interwebs.

    Hahaha ah Gearbox you sly dogs. Until its on store shelves I'm a skeptic about it being released at all.

    Can't let my housemate find out about this. I'll never hear the end of it. >.>

    Anyone else hear this when they read this headline?


    Probably to get it out of May which seems to belong to Rockstar these days (RDR and now LA Noire)

    We admire The Duke with his stamina and delayed release only equivalent to over dosing on a truck full of Viagra. And when he comes... fffaaaaarrrrk.

    Mr. Nukem knows the addresses of those responsible. But even before he begins his wrath, he needs to activate 'Infinite Carnage Mode'. The government likes to put censorship on things it doesn't like. Does a mammoth nuclear powerhouse of muscle just stand there and take it up the behind? He may be immortal and able to cope with the fallout, but the game developers aren't.

    So the wait is on (for a little while). Some musty old men are planning to meet in a little room to say if the public is able to handle the raw existence of stepping into his shoes. But The Duke's hands aren't idle. Knives will be sharpened, cigars will be cut, and maces polished.

    Gearbox have done their work (and then some). Final touches have been made to both versions of The Duke's life. It's not all guns and roses, and you know that. Sometimes, it's just like a moshpit of hell.

    Didn't Pitchford say something about "When we set a release date, we stick to it."? If so then... nice job on that there Gearbox.

    Duke Nukem Forever...in waiting.

    how the f**k is the rest of the world getting it before the US? I'm not angry that it's delayed, just the fact that a game that came from the US is getting later than the rest of the world. At that rate I might as well order it from some 3rd world country and get overnight shiping and save a few dollars... Oh, by the way Prince Injabooty has $5,000,000 worth of frozen assests to give to gear box for shiping it to the rest of the world 1st..... Gearbox:"Hey, let's ship it to Japan before people can recover rather than the US!"

    so Gearbox, how's that Vaporware going?

    P.S. I want my money back for Borderland's fail online muti-player that uses gamespy...

    P.P.S. I feel like Gearbox is trolling us.... can we get some troll spray up in there HQ please? If we want trolls we will go to 4chan or just look around the web, we have too many as it is...

    Again!!!!.........after twelve years......again!!!

    Duke Nukem Forever? More like Duke Nukem Fornever... or something like that.

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