Beyond parody – Duke Nukem Forever delayed into June

Thursday, 24th March 2011 11:40 GMT By Johnny Cullen

2K’s confirmed, in probably the most amazing way possible, that Duke Nukem Forever has been delayed into June.

In a video it’s just sent out, featuring Gearbox boss Randy Pitchford, the dates of May 3 in the US and May 6 elsewhere are replaced by a June 10 worldwide date and June 14 in the US.

“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,” he added in a press release just sent through by Take Two.

“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.”

2K president Christoph Hartmann added: “We’re committed to deliver a laugh-out-loud, politically incorrect experience that people will talk about for years to come. We thank Duke’s fans for their continued patience – I promise this won’t take another 15 years.”

Watch the video below. Go, Randy, go. Or under the circumstance, not.



  1. Suikoden Fan

    could you imagine if your partner said she was ‘late’ as many times as this game has been?

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Patrick Garratt

    I wonder if this is a marketing ploy?

    #2 4 years ago

    @1 wouldn’t be much of a partner, beeing late for what now? 12 years? =)
    But nice marketing here! This time I’m quite certain, we’re gonna see it for real this time. Hail to the king, baby!

    #3 4 years ago
  4. BloodyJoe

    I hope this is not going on forever!

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Blerk


    #5 4 years ago
  6. EscoBlades


    #6 4 years ago
  7. Crysis

    Awesome, near my B’day, good time of the year for the hidden jewels of gaming.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Lloytron

    Duke Nukem Forever delayed!

    In other news, bear poop found in woods! Water confirmed as not being 100% dry! Pope exposed as not being an athiest!


    #8 4 years ago
  9. Panou

    Awww, f*ck’em all… =/

    Anyway, that’s a “funny” to way to announce it, but this situation really begins to be ridiculous.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Psychotext

    Stranger than fiction.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Freek

    Amazing news, amazing video :D

    #11 4 years ago
  12. mojo

    2: what i thought too

    anyway, i love it.
    u just have to love it!

    #12 4 years ago
  13. Lounds

    i love how the guy has been told to act how gamers would, WHAT THIS IS BULLSHIT!

    #13 4 years ago
  14. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    Gotta say – nice delivery.

    #14 4 years ago
  15. DSB

    NO. WAY.

    There are like millions of Duke fans signing up for therapy right now.

    #15 4 years ago
  16. ManuOtaku

    You know what it will be funny guys if gearbox gets close, then this project goes to another dev, delayed again, and then repeat, and endless cycle 8D, so it is stay true to the name duke nukem forever to arrive

    #16 4 years ago
  17. The_Red

    Hmmm… meta!
    But seriously, I was really worried for a minute that DNF would really come out on May without furthur delays. That would have simply been wrong.

    #17 4 years ago
  18. railbird13

    I don’t think this is a bad (and hopefully final) delay for this game. Would have been sandwiched between Portal 2/Mortal Kombat/Socom 4 in April and LA Noire/Brink in May otherwise. Seriously 2011, stop destroying my wallet so early, not like it’s going to ease up come fall/winter this year either.

    Still think it’ll sell bonkers regardless.

    #18 4 years ago
  19. hitnrun

    “2K president Christoph Hartmann added: “We’re committed to deliver a laugh-out-loud, politically incorrect experience that people will talk about for years to come.”

    I’m already getting tired of nervous 21st Century PR reps try to reframe Duke as “satire,” rather than a celebration of things that are awesome.

    #19 4 years ago
  20. theevilaires

    Oh boy this better be the best FPS ever.

    #20 4 years ago
  21. tmac2011

    okay this is way overboard, this is taking longer than GT5 and MGS4. there trying to piss people off to make them want the game more.

    #21 4 years ago
  22. LOLshock94


    #22 4 years ago
  23. pukem0n

    NO, a month and a WEEK! dude -.-

    #23 4 years ago
  24. YoungZer0

    Duke never comes early, indeed.

    That was hilarious.

    #24 4 years ago
  25. Johnny Cullen

    The summer months are a perfectly quiet period for the industry. And when you have Portal and Mortal Kombat as well as LA Noire and Brink in between – as pointed out above – I say 2K did the right move with the delay.

    It’d still be hilarious if it was still continuously pushed, though. :D

    #25 4 years ago
  26. Bikki

    This isn’t fun at all.

    #26 4 years ago
  27. NeoSquall

    I was going to get it for my birthday (May 6th) and now they ruined it :’(


    #27 4 years ago
  28. StolenGlory


    I know your pain (sort of).

    My birthday is May 5th :)

    #28 4 years ago
  29. Lehnsherr

    I actually have a friend on the development team. He says they pulled him off of another project months ago to help finish Duke. The majority of the Gearbox staff has been flown to Vancouver to work on the final stages. They are not playing around. I assure you, the delay is for good reason. It will be here soon, and it will be epic!

    #29 4 years ago
  30. Kysshin


    At least the video was funny…

    #30 4 years ago
  31. Moonwalker1982

    Can’t say i care much. Every video i’ve seen so far screams mediocre, absolutely nothing special. Of course i can’t know for sure, but i don’t see why people are excited anymore.

    #31 4 years ago
  32. threadzilla

    @ 25 seems like summer time could actually be good for this game. I view it as a good time to release because it isn’t crowded with all the games of spring that have come out. Seems like it worked well for the original infamous. This move might get me to try it, if it hadn’t been delayed then I probably would never try it due to all the other releases coming out soon.

    #32 4 years ago
  33. Noodlemanny

    Iv’e always liked the fact this game is called DNF its so ironic.

    #33 4 years ago

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