Long, long-in-the-making action game finally gets a release date for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC.
Today, Duke Nukem Forever has something few gamers ever thought it would receive--a hard release date. Developer Gearbox Software and publisher 2K Games announced this morning that the long-in-the-works shooter will ship simultaneously for the PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 on May 3 in North America and May 6 worldwide. Though the game does not have a rating, its violent and bawdy content almost guarantees an M for Mature sticker from the ESRB.
Gearbox has also promised a pre-release demo for the long-in-the-making title, with purchasers of the Game of the Year edition of Borderlands getting first whack at it via the Duke Nukem Forever First Access Club. A demo was previously shown off at PAX Prime 2010, when GameSpot got some hands-on time with it.
Initially announced in 1997, Duke Nukem Forever was synonymous with vaporware for over a decade. While at original studio 3D Realms, it went through at least two engine changes, with its protracted development reportedly costing over $20 million to $30 million.