Duke Nukem Forever Breaks Records on ESRB with Propeller Blades and Beer

March 2, 2011Written by Jonathan Leack

Duke Nukem Forever has been in production… well… forever, and as you’d expect the hype is enormous for its release. I’ve seen pre-order receipts from 2001, and people who were complaining that it was taking too long to develop back in 2005. Whether the game is a home run is anyone’s guess at this point, but at the very least I can say that it does the series justice with lots of crude humor, sexual innuendos, and over-the-top violence.

ESRB has finished processing for Duke Nukem Forever, and it appears that the title is going to arrive in typical Duke Nukem fashion. Have a look at a few excerpts from the record long ESRB summary for the title:

Some sequences depict more ‘over-the-top’ instances of violence: aliens getting stabbed in the head or impaled; a human soldier bursting into bloody gibs after being tossed through propeller blades.

Head-stabs and propeller blades… sounds like Duke.

During the course of the game, players enter a strip-club level and view several topless dancers and receive lap dances. A couple of missions within this level require players to recover sex toys and pictures of topless women.

You know, Duke needs breaks too. You’d be surprised how much stress chopping aliens to bits through propeller blades does on your body.

Duke’s comments range from jokes about colon cleansing to several one-liners about sex and female body parts. Bathroom humor includes the ability to urinate in toilets or urinals and/or pick up feces from toilets and throw it against walls. Players can use both steroid pills and beer as power-ups; when beer is consumed, the screen temporarily blurs.

Duke’s a funny guy, so I expect plenty of funny one-liners when the game releases on May 3rd (or will it?). If you want to read more reasons why this game will become the enemy of many parents in a few months, then check out the full summary for Duke Nukem Forever on the ESRB website.