Duke Nukem Forever CE detailed

"Balls of Steel" edition to figure a Duke bust, playing cards, casino chips, and more.

Duke Nukem Forever is coming out this May, and 2K Games revealed today that the oft-delayed title is to get a collector's edition. The Balls of Steel edition, as it is known, will include a range of gewgaws and Duke Nukem paraphernalia. No price has yet been announced, but 2K has confirmed it will be available alongside the standard edition, on the PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360.

The Balls of Steel edition in all its glory. The 2,000 figure on the certificate is just a mock-up--there is no word yet on how many will actually be made.

Among the items bundled with the long-missing game are a bust of the titular hero, a set of playing cards, dice, and two casino chips. A comic and hard-cover art book also await those who splash the cash for this edition, along with a numbered certificate of authenticity. The official images of Balls of Steel edition clearly show that the run will be limited to 2,000, but 2K Games has confirmed to GameSpot that the run will not be this limited. The publisher did not confirm how many would be made.

Duke Nukem Forever spent most of its development cycle under wraps at 3D Realms before Gearbox Games' Randy Pitchford unexpectedly announced his firm had taken the project over in 2010. First announced in 1997, Duke Nukem Forever is a sequel to 1996's Duke Nukem 3D.

The title is due to be released on May 3 in the USA and on May 6 in the rest of the world. It has been rated M by the ESRB, MA15+ by Australian censors, and 18+ by European group PEGI. For more on Duke Nukem Forever, see the latest trailer below or read GameSpot's hands-on with the game's first 90 minutes.

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116 comments
Voodoo933
Voodoo933

Thats gonna make a major dent in my wallet, but after almost 15 years of waiting, its totally worth it.

The-Longshot
The-Longshot

Awesome, now thats a serious CE. Might actually go for that one.

rhysthepriest
rhysthepriest

With this, Gears 3 and Portal 2, my wallet is going to be empty for some time.

88cool
88cool

The Duke Nukem balls of steel box set, looks Awsome It is must have for Me

endouken
endouken

Now if they had offered (for xbox) that "duke pad" he's using, i'd be all over this like a wet flannel. I'm sure they could make a similar thing for ps3. Guess i'll keep hoping for someone to make that controller...

Wylen0
Wylen0

This is a very attractive Special edition!

thereal-15-cent
thereal-15-cent

O.O I want this. The radioactive symbol is one of my favorite symbols, so it makes it that much cooler!

Joshua250
Joshua250

I don't want to be kicked by Duke's Mighty Foot, so I may just have to buy DNF's CE. I still have a CD copy of Duke Nukem 3D and Shadow Warrior!

HappyBB
HappyBB

Personally speaking, this CE does not attract me at all!

kavadias1981
kavadias1981

I'm sure there's a game in there somewhere... oh there it is.

MEDzZ3RO
MEDzZ3RO

Only ever bought 2 elaborate game editions: Gran Turismo 5 and Killzone 3 (pre-ordered). Must say this looks tempting but I have no cash spare.

Prezelman
Prezelman

When I first glanced at this I thought it said Duke Nukem Forever delayed so I was going to have a fit but was happy to see the contents of the collectors edition.

route151
route151

IMO The bust is different, but when I look at the CE(KE) for Mortal Kombat, I think that the book/game ends of Duke on one side and a stripper pole and dancer would have been more fitting. Perhaps it's me and the word bust...

stEElyDaN909
stEElyDaN909

It should have come with ass, without the bubble gum.

kkee
kkee

This is probably going to cost more than £100 in the UK, but I'll probably still get it.

ymarkman
ymarkman

Duuuuude!!! This game is gonna rock, and so is this collector's edition. I spent $100 on the special edition of Bioshock 2, and while that was a very nice collector's edition, and was also worth the money, I felt that for $100 I should have gotten a little more than some posters, a record, a cd, and an art book. But this one...I don't know: A bust of the Duke(hopefully not cheap pewter), a pair of dice, a full deck of playing cards, a comic book, an art book, a certificate of authenticity, and some other cool stuff......sounds........AWESOME! $100? You got it. Inflation prices? Who cares?! Hail to the king, baby.

TehUndeadHorror
TehUndeadHorror

" a set of playing cards, dice, and two casino chips" I swear everyone is doing this nowadays...

Fajonkel
Fajonkel

After 5 hours of gamestop customer service, I changed my Duke Nukem pre-order to this. Finally one that's decently priced at 100 instead of 150 like others.

jhpeter
jhpeter

Come get some ! What an awesome CE.

mp01juve
mp01juve

They will limit the collector's edition to as many people who will buy it

Dylan128
Dylan128

A Duke Nukem bust! That's worth any price. -Carpe Nukem Baby!

selbie
selbie

I was expecting gum, and steel balls...but we already have the Duke, and he's always out of gum. :3

dantefenix
dantefenix

i was hardly 10 and i was so mad playing duke nukem3d

Psycold
Psycold

I remember being 12 years old and buying Duke Nukem 3D in the big ass boxes that games used to come in. Many years ago I gave my friend the mouse pad that came with it and he still has it!

kennythomas26
kennythomas26

you know what this CE looks like something I might want to get and it looks like it might actually getting.

protokyoto
protokyoto

@doolindesperado I was wondering the same thing lol. I've got a ridiculously old pre-order receipt that better be worth the money I put down on it lol.

dkpunk
dkpunk

@Tsuchikage that would be brilliant!

Deepfreeze32
Deepfreeze32

I will probably be getting this. Since this game looks awesome. I love Duke Nukem.

parrot_of_adun
parrot_of_adun

On amazon, appears to be $90 for PC, and $100 for PS3/360. Considering PC is the lead platform, this only makes it an easier choice.

LeoLex_
LeoLex_

@Megavideogamer and you too..go clean up.

LeoLex_
LeoLex_

@DarthVeng_basic you talk some s*** kid! some reeeeaal rubber dog s***'s....now go take ya mouth for a wash an i dont wanna see you round these parts no more fool.

Megavideogamer
Megavideogamer

They Should have just re-released The Duke Nukem "Kill a Ton" package. an updated Version of all the Duke Nukem games. Now Duke Nukem is destined to fail....

DarthVeng_basic
DarthVeng_basic

This is a bit ridiculous and pointless. Just put the game out already and be done with it. it would have been better to just have an HD upgraded version of the original Duke Nukem Games instead plastic garbage.

Dmg051793
Dmg051793

With today's gaming community, I think this game might be a decade too late.

ski11buzz
ski11buzz

an actual collector's edition worth buying. i find most just nerdy as hell but the Duke is just a straight up badass mofo

neovalkyr
neovalkyr

This is one of the CEs i gotta have haha, and I havent bought any yet( well i bought RE5ce at half price)

doolindesperado
doolindesperado

I wonder if Gamestop and other retailers are going to honor any reservations from 1997...

Valdog
Valdog

i thought the story title said "cancelled" at first glance, not "detailed". but wooooo duke!

OXM-Madman
OXM-Madman

I'm picking this up just for that awesome bust.

KnightsBlazing
KnightsBlazing

I shall buy this then make a shrine deddicated to are almighty badass lord and savier Duke Nukem

parrot_of_adun
parrot_of_adun

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blackace
blackace

Wonder if you can pre-order it now? Don't see any Limited Edition on Gamestop yet. We'll have to wait a bit. Game looks like it will be fun though. Might be worth a look after 15yrs in development. I'm glad it's coming out later in May though. There are a slew of great games coming out in the next 2 months. Games like Fight Night Champions, Marvel -vs- Capcom 3, Dragon Quest VI, Tactics Ogre, BulletStorm, KZ3, Rift, Deus Ex human Revolution, Dragon Age 2, MLB 11: The Show, Patapon 3, Yakuza 4 and a few other great titles.

luffy11234
luffy11234

I already went to the store 4 minutes after i read this story, not avaliable yet - -"

Fayt1986
Fayt1986

looks great!. lets hope it dont cost alot tho.

unreal_master
unreal_master

Sold! Get it now before it`s to late. Show 2kgames how much we love and want more Duke!