Having taken 15 years to create, Duke Nukem Forever has been completed at last, with the first-person shooter set to blast onto the Xbox 360 and PS3 on June 14 in North America. The demo — exclusive to Duke Nukem First Access Club Members — will launch on those same platforms 11 days earlier.
“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.”
In 2009, after many gamers believed Duke Nukem Forever would never be completed, a small team at Triptych Studios resurrected the dream. They finally assembled the gameplay pieces, which Gearbox Software, Piranha Games and many other contributors worked on alongside them to complete the long-awaited game as a polished, full-featured triple-A title.
There are multiple ways fans can join the exclusive First Access Club, by pre-ordering the game from select retailers or by purchasing the Borderlands Game of the Year Edition on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 system and Windows PC.
Of course, Amazon is probably the most convenient way to get your hands on the game, since it doesn’t require you to leave your home. So, here are the Amazon.com pre-order links for the Duke Nukem Balls of Steel Edition, just so you have them handy: