Thursday, March 24, 2011

Surprise! Duke Nukem Forever Delayed

As if the whole “Slap the Babe” multiplayer nonsense weren’t enough, Gearbox Studios has announced a delay for its forthcoming revival of the previously unshippable Duke Nukem Forever.

Duke Nukem Forever – the albatross that miniaturized 3D Realms with a shrink ray, ate it, then pooped it into an interactive digital toilet – was picked up by Gearbox in September of last year. CEO Randy Pitchford seemed like the midwife to finally bring this beast into the world, given his love for and attachment to the franchise.

It seems that Duke, like some sort of stubborn womb-loving infant, will not be born without a fight. Pitchford announced today, with some modicum of humor (see below), that Duke Nukem Forever will miss its May 3 release date and arrive in the States on June 14.

I’ll believe it when I see it.

If I see it.

[via VG Tribune]