2K Games and Gearbox today announced that the long awaited "Duke Nukem Forever" has been shipped and is now available in North America.
"Duke Nukem Forever has become one of the most hotly discussed and eagerly awaited entertainment properties of all time. The game has gone from being highly anticipated when it was originally announced in April 1997, to achieving mythological status when it disappeared for more than a decade. Today, Duke Nukem Forever has finally earned its rightful place atop the video game throne with its June 14, 2011 North American launch.
“The most worthy of challenges bring with them the opportunity for all of us to test our faith and to believe in miracles,” said Randy Pitchford, President of Gearbox Software. “The arrival of Duke Nukem Forever proves that miracles do happen.”
From the game’s inception, the legendary George Broussard and his team of immensely talented and passionate designers, artists and programmers at 3DRealms devoted themselves to bringing Duke Nukem Forever to market. When all appeared lost, a small team of dedicated developers, known as Triptych Studios, saved Duke Nukem Forever from what seemed like vaporware death and resurrected the King. Their heroic efforts alongside Gearbox Software, Piranha Games and many other contributors finalized the legacy by bringing the full-featured triple-A title to retail.
Apologizing to no one, Duke Nukem Forever is the high-octane video game equivalent of a Hollywood summer blockbuster. Starring the legendary lady killer and alien slayer, Duke Nukem Forever introduces gamers to a blastastic time filled with head-popping, bone-rattling action, brazenly crude humor, impossibly statuesque women dying for affection, and catchy one-liners that will have you laughing out loud.
Duke Nukem Forever is rated M for Mature by the ESRB. For more information on Duke Nukem Forever, please visit www.dukenukemforever.com."