May 24, 2011 by Paul Curtin
After fifteen years in development, 2k Games and Gearbox Software have announced today that Duke Nukem Forever has gone gold and is ready to be manufactured and shipped to retailers in order to meet the June 14, 2011 release date.
“Duke Nukem Forever is the game that was once thought to be unshipppable, and yet here we are, on the precipice of history,” said Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K. “Today marks an amazing day in the annals of gaming lore, the day where the legend of Duke Nukem Forever is finally complete and it takes that final step towards becoming a reality.”
“Duke Nukem Forever and its journey to store shelves is legendary,” said George Broussard, creative director at 3D Realms. “It’s an epic tale of four game development studios that banded together and did the unthinkable and shipped the unshipppable. When you play this game you will be reminded of that epic journey at every turn and in every small detail of the game. The character, attitude, interactivity, gameplay and political incorrectness combine to make a Duke Nukem game a unique gaming experience. In the timeless words of Duke Nukem it’s finally time to ‘Come Get Some’. Come be a part of gaming history.”
Fans who purchase the Borderlands Game of the Year Edition will be able to play the pre-release demo on June 3, 2011 via the First Access Club. There is also a Duke Nukem Forever Balls of Steel Edition which comes with premium items such as a Duke Nukem bust, an art book that chronicles the development of DNF, stickers, postcards, and more. Most importantly, it will finally allow you to utter the phrase “I’ve got balls of steel!”, and it be true. Check out more info on the Balls of Steel Edition here.