“My name is Duke Nukem – and I’m coming to get the rest of you alien bastards”

It took him long enough to get here, but “the king” is back in Duke Nukem Forever! The game was first announced back in 1997 and will finally see the light of day on May 3rd, 2011 (less than two months away). But it is okay, I have to imagine the aliens just took a lot longer than expected to regroup and plan a large scale attack on the Earth. Of course they are launching the same plan as in Duke Nukem 3D, where they’ve kidnapped a ton of beautiful Earth women. I just hope that Duke hasn’t gotten too lazy or fat to deal with them!

The game’s official description:

Put on your shades and prepare to step into the boots of Duke Nukem, whose legend has reached epic proportions in the years since his last adventure. The alien hordes are invading and only Duke can save the world. Pig cops, alien shrink rays and enormous alien bosses can’t stop our hero from accomplishing his goal: to save the world, save the babes and to be a bad-ass while doing it.

The King arrives with an arsenal of over-the-top weapons, non-stop action, and unprecedented levels of interactivity. This game puts the pedal to the metal and tongue firmly in cheek. Shoot hoops, lift weights, play pool, draw crude messages on whiteboards or check out the babes that occupy Duke’s life – that is if you can pull yourself away from destroying alien invaders. With hours and hours of over-the-top single player action, and a range of bodacious multiplayer modes, rest assured knowing the fun will last.

We can expect the same wisecracking/movie quotes Duke along with a large interactive world. Tired of fighting aliens? Then have Duke take a break to shoot hoops, lift weights, play some pinball, enjoy the pool, get your air hockey on, head to the slots, or knowing Duke, you can also likely drink and just watch strippers (that is if they all haven’t been kidnapped yet).

Along with Doom and Wolfenstein 3D, Duke Nukem 3D was a first person shooter that set the standard of what the games could be. I lost an endless amount of hours to it, and I can’t wait to lose more hours to Duke’s hijinks. Like all current games, it will feature an online multiplayer – but how will it be more than just a bunch of Dukes running around killing each other (can people play as the aliens also- because that would be damn cool).

You can preorder Duke Nukem Forever over here.