2K Games and Gearbox Software have announced that Duke Nukem Forever has been officially given a release date: May 3, 2011. Duke gears up with huge arsenal for the purpose of kicking aliens off our planet, with all of the sophomoric comments and over-the-top action he’s known for. The Duke Nukem Forever playable demo will be available first to those who purchase the Borderlands Game of the Year edition.

The moment fans all over the world have been waiting for is almost here, declared Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K. May 3, 2011 marks Duke s return as he unleashes his brash and brutally honest wit on the world. His return is going to be epic and one that will make video gaming history!

When I said goodbye to 3D Realms and the original Duke Nukem 3D team in 1997 and soon after founded Gearbox Software, I never in my wildest dreams imagined that a day like today would come, said Randy Pitchford, president of Gearbox Software. “Today I am proud, humbled and even astounded to announce that the day is coming at last for all gamers to be a part of video game history: Duke Nukem Forever will launch worldwide this May!