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Duke Nukem Forever Gets Delayed, Hilarious Video Released

March 24, 2011 Written by Zak Islam

You couldn’t make this up.

In what is probably the most unexpected announcement in gaming history – especially after being in development and delayed for over 13, yes 13, years – publisher Take-Two has announced they have delayed Duke Nukem Forever.

That’s right; Duke Nukem Forever will now launch on June 10th worldwide and June 14th in North America. The longest game in development in history was originally scheduled for a release on May 3rd, but it looks like we’ll have to wait for another month for the game.

Gearbox boss Randy Pitchford originally broke the news in a video to help somewhat soften the blow:

Shortly after, a Take-Two press release saw Randy further state:

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. 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.