Duke Nukem Forever Set For 2011 Release

The next instalment in the recently resurrected Duke Nukem franchise will finally see the light of day, as game developers Gearbix Software preps the game for a 2011 release.

In an announcement made during the Penny Arcade Expo convention in Seattle, Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford said that his company was currently applying the finishing touches to Duke Nukem Forever, a game that has so far taken more than a decade to develop.

The game, which was originally published by 3D Realms, was thought to be dead after the company was shut down in 2009 after a long-running legal battle with GTA publisher Take-Two Interactive.

Now, the Wall Street Journal reports that the game will be released in 2011 and will be published by Take-Two.

Pitchford said in a statement: “We’re in the polishing phase now. This is a game where we can not make a promise we can not fulfil. We need to get past the shock and awe and then we can go to all the retailers and first parties and work out a launch plan.”