Gearbox Planning Duke Nukem Forever Demo

Gearbox, the studio behind the development of Duke Nukem Forever, has announced plans to release a demo of the long-awaited video game.

Days after announcing the revival of the once-defunct video game, Randy Pitchford, the CEO of Gearbox, said that it was "important" to release a demo of the game, so that people can see for themselves what the new Duke Nukem will be like.

In a statement to gaming news site VG247, Pitchford said: “Now that the cat's out of the bag we can actually make those plans. Now we can get with retailers and figure out the launch window, and figure out demo timing, and work with the first-parties on that. We weren't able to do that until this point.”

Gearbox announced the revival of the highly popular game, which achieved cult status in the 90s, during the Penny Arcade Expo last week.

Duke Nukem Forever is set for a 2011 release and will be offered on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC platforms.