Exclusive : Duke Nukem Forever To Launch On November 19th, Pigs Start to Fly

It's been one of the longest vapourware products in the history of technology but now Take Two's Duke Nukem Forever has been given a release date and a price tag if online gaming retailer, Shopto, is to be believed.

The shop says that the sequel to the legendary Duke Nukem will be released ont he 19th of November and says that anyone who preorders Duke Nukem Forever before 12pm on Wednesday 17th of November 2010 will be guaranteed to get the game by Friday 19th of November 2010.

Shopto goes on to promise that those who don't will get a £3 credit to their shopto account; which means that they'd be losing money if Duke Nukem Forever does not come out by then.

The game, which will be available on PC, will cost £24.99, a £10 saving from the recommended retail price. The game should also come out for the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 platforms.

Duke Nukem Forever (DNF) has been in development since 1997 (yep 13 years) and 3D realms has been in charge of development for the 12 of those years. Triptych Games and Gearbox software have taken over in 2009.

Last week, Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford said that the game was almost completed and that the sequel to Duke Nukem 3D would see Duke fighting aliens again in a bid to save the world.