Duke Nukem Forever resurfaces

[UPDATE] 3D Realms releases screen of the decade-in-development shooter, new teaser trailer now available.

Over the weekend in Garland, Texas, developer 3D Realms had its Christmas Party. According to the developer community manager Joe Siegler, the celebrations were like many previous events, full of mirth and merriment and (presumably) freely flowing beverages.

However, there was one major difference between this year's 3D Realms bash and those previous. Apparently the evening revelry was capped by a brief teaser for the studios' infamously delayed first-person shooter, Duke Nukem Forever.

"Several people had been secretly working late nights and into the wee hours of the morning preparing a special video for those at the party," said Siegler in a post on the official 3D Realms Web site. "We'd like to thank the people on the team that worked so hard to create this teaser and the friends of 3DR that helped create it (Jeremy Soule and Julian Soule, Frank Bry, Jason Evigan and of course, Jon St. John)."

Why does a closed-door viewing of a title widely regarded as vaporware matter to a gaming public now allowed inside? It matters because around noon CST tomorrow, 3D Realms will be opening its virtual doors to the world to show off the Duke Nukem Forever teaser. The preview will be the first publicly screened DNF video since the 2001 Electronic Entertainment Expo and the first footage of the latest version of the oft-reworked game.

"After seeing the teaser we thought it was something we should share with all of you and while it's just a teaser, rest assured more is coming," said Siegler before thanking DNF fans for their "continued patience." 3D Realms also released a new screenshot (above) from the latest version of the game, which shows its bare-armed, cigar-chomping hero.

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mailbox2112
mailbox2112

Man I can not wait for this to come out! Duke Nukem is the best character in all of gaming history!

HATE_DESTROY
HATE_DESTROY

Hopefully this game goes back to its DN 3D roots and goes back to First Person Shooter.

darkwolf1982
darkwolf1982

Nice cutscene footage... Now where's the gameplay footage??? ...That's exactly what I thought Whether or not DNF is actually released, all this "Negative Publicity" is going to do some serious damge (if not kill it).

ShipwreckX
ShipwreckX

Duke Nukem, what fun I had with the older ones. Hope this one will be as good or better.

zHELLDOG
zHELLDOG

god i cant wait for this game. but if it isn't as good as dn3d was when it was first on the pc ill be **** pissed off.

withlove_uh_oh
withlove_uh_oh

wow... people love to B*tch don't they? Duke Nukem is BAD ASS. END OF STORY.

aznboyeeee
aznboyeeee

Duke Nukem was one of my favorite games wayyyyy back in the day until they stop making another series for a while.... so far, this is the newest Duke Nukem game thats coming out. I just have this question, are the Graphics seriously gunna stay like this, or its jus Beta? Duke Nukem 3D made outstanding commotion back in the day, thats why im asking are these the default graphics? O_O

The_Godfather_
The_Godfather_

duke nukem forever is " the biggest joke of the video game industry. "

killernico
killernico

To all you new kids who play games i just wanna tell you . This is the sly stallon , arnold and bruce of video game history. So for now keep talkin **** cause when the **** hits the fan itll all come right back in your mouths DUKE NUKEM FOREVER MOTHER ****ERs rest easy

qgsdl1129
qgsdl1129

Its funny how most these kids complain about the character being over used, I have news for you kids, Duke nukem came out b4 most of ya'll were even born KIDS! new bad boy attires copy from him :)

Flameberge
Flameberge

DNF is making Daikatana look like it had an entirely reasonable development cycle.

sbaltys
sbaltys

Why isn't Duke Nukem 3D a downloadable game from Xbox 360 marketplace yet?

Solid_Devil
Solid_Devil

Okay...i have watched the trailer a few extra times now and i guess it's quite good even though i was not impressed the first time i saw it... But i have to say that i have gotten interested in this game now. I think and hoping that it will be a great game when it's realised. I also wish that they will make a PS3/Xbox 360 version of this game as well. But i could always buy the game for my PC if the decide not to make the game for other platforms. -I'm not a fan-boy, i'm a gamer-

cameron06
cameron06

wow not to shabby it took them 10 years now it looks like they may be getting somewhere

LPH79
LPH79

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2FacedJanus
2FacedJanus

Awesome. DN3D is still one of the most awesome shooters (save for graphics it's still ahead in alot of areas (level interactivity anyone?)). -The haters have been owned-

BadSushi
BadSushi

I don't know why everyone is saying the trailer was crappy I thought it was awesome and captured the full feel of Duke Nukem. It was a great trailer to get some hopes up for the people who have been waiting "forever", and it showed what it might start to look like when the game is finished, which IMO it didn't look to bad. Yeah the graphics were a little sub-par, but they stil looked as if they would out do most other games. The characters looked like they were well animated and the backrounds, even though they were quick shots, looked decent. Overall this game could come together very well and be a nice addition to shooter fans libraries.

tframp420
tframp420

Duke Nukem: Forever... Makes sense, it's taking for-ev-er

StSk8ter29
StSk8ter29

Answering your questions. Duke Nukem Forever is called that because when they originally announced the game they said it would take "forever" to be released and would do so "when it's done". Do I believe they anticipated the wait to be THIS long? Even with the literal definition of "forever" and their use of the word I don't believe they did. Business issues and overall dislike of the state of the game caused the delays, they are not just screwing with you. With that said, this will NOT be a perfect 10 game after all this time. Will it be good? I doubt with their mentality of "when it's done" that they could seriously mess it up, but don't expect the game will be the best FPS ever released either. Also, for those of you complaining about the main character, he is supposed to be over the top and rather ridiculous, this isn't the Master Chief or that dumb guy from Resistance. This is Duke Nukem. Of course he's drinking beer, smoking, and lifting weights; because that's what he is all about. This shouldn't be the top game on your radar, because you'll be waiting for a while, but one large fact still holds true. People will buy this game because it is the legendary "Duke Nukem Forever". Whether it's good or bad, people are going to eat it up, I'm just hoping for the former.

Aquachild
Aquachild

Okay, everyone, all of you just shut up now. For all you know they likely had a good reason for taking so long, for one thing people in the new millenium might not even give two craps about Duke Nukem, especially when we've got games that don't deserve player spotlights like Grand Theft Auto and The Elder Scrolls series. I'm happy about this new trailer, and I'm grateful there's still some Duke Nukem fans out there. And all of you people dissing these guys should be ashamed. You think you can do better? Then get up off your ass and go work on the game yourself. Yeah that's what I thought. It's just a teaser, it's no big deal, it's not like it was meant to be something huge. So sit down, shut up-- actualyl better yet, go outsdie and get soem fresh auir, I think you all need it. End of rant.

Griff152
Griff152

So they graced us with a teaser that some bored team members cooked up for the soul purpose to show off at a party. Honestly they should have kept this to themselves, 7 years of nothing then this, for that reason - **** off please. I hate seeing people getting hyped over this game and then being dissapointed in the long run becuase its another year or 2 before they say 3 words and dissapear again. They'll either release this game this year or early 09 or never, face it people, It's ageing every day and WILL become dated before it even sees daylight and they will have no choice but to scrap it and redo it on another engine as they have done. And if so please just DIE! Dont come back every half decade with NOTHING but your "when its done" attitude that has got you this far; nowhere. I wonder if it supports SLi and utilizes duel core cpus... or are they still working with single core technology lmfao ahhh.

Sig12047
Sig12047

Graphically, that looked like crap. I did like the logo though.

i-rock-socks
i-rock-socks

the only good duke nukem game was "time to kill" and unless this is a remake, i dont care

Blade-of-Erril
Blade-of-Erril

I really don't care for Duke Nukem. I found the games to be over-rated and I thought the main character was okay, but his whole "Bad Boy wearing glasses and cigar" gimmick is WAAAY over-used by better characters, but I might check this game out, because I mean, you kill aliens with a brain-less jock with big guns.

MasterOfSprites
MasterOfSprites

This game was never really cool, it didn't ever have that great of a plot, and most of his most famous lines like "Hail to the king baby!" were taken from else where.

BasementGamer
BasementGamer

That was a horrible trailer, but that doesn't mean I'm going to write off this game. The original Duke Nukem was a great game.

PSPmaster1199
PSPmaster1199

No offense to all of the fanatics, but I never really liked Duke Nukem. If this trailer is any indication, I hope this game just gets cancelled, and I hope 3D Realms tries to break into a different franchise. I don't care what it is. It could be spyro or crash bandicoot for all I care (because I really want to see a good game from both franchises.)

Forock
Forock

Wow that was really... crappy. So he's drinking beer, smoking, and weight training, in full combat attire. So it took a decade to make a trailer with crappy graphics and a crappier voice-over. Nice.

GhostSongX4
GhostSongX4

Pulse pounding rock music, check. Big muscular guy covered in bullets wearing a tank top, check. Buzz cut, check. Overly big, suggestive cigar, check.

xGoHawks
xGoHawks

They didn't even attempt to get creative with the title, "Forever" is cheesier than "The Revenge Of Duke Nukem". This will be Lair all over again, as gamespot said, "A beautiful disaster"

Rockingtime75
Rockingtime75

I thought we passed the stage where humans looked like shiny plastic...

Raptor123
Raptor123

Why do I get the feeling they canceled the game for the sole purpose of resurfacing it on the next gen, HD-ified console era?

APic
APic

You know, the forever in the title probably refers to the fact that it will take forever to release this game.

LPH79
LPH79

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Minigun_Fiend
Minigun_Fiend

I think it's all part of a cunning plot so that all the kids who were 10 years old when they played the original can now legally buy the (obviously) 18 rated new game. Yeah. Think about it. Cunning.

TJsimulation
TJsimulation

LOL the "new" screenshot just looks like a screen from the trailer pretty much...not actual footage of the game itself...if anything a cutscene.

Bowser05
Bowser05

Ummm...S.T.A.L.K.E.R ended up being pretty decent after a long development cycle...so maybe this can turn out good too?

voytec2k
voytec2k

that made me NOT want to buy the game

andrwindmddl77
andrwindmddl77

lol. its gonna be one of gamings biggest events seeing a decade old shooter finally be released, even though the trailer has so far made the game look mediocre at best

wonderboy505200
wonderboy505200

I love the smoking while working out. Very classy. Looking pretty weak so far.

WizengamotX
WizengamotX

What a terrible trailer. If you are saying graphics shouldn't matter, then look at how many years it's been in development. I mean, sure they had to retool the whole engine to meet standards, but that looks like Doom 3 quality graphics -- certainly not the revolutionary graphics brought to the table by the likes of Half Life 2, F.E.A.R., or Crysis.

UnchainedPsYcO
UnchainedPsYcO

Duke owns Master Chief Duke Owns Samus DUKE OWNS EVERYONE IN FPS GAMES!!!! HAIL TO THE KING!!!!

UnchainedPsYcO
UnchainedPsYcO

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iseeundead
iseeundead

the way it started...it should be called DUke Nukem : Fornever.....and the lousy excuse "when it`s done"..i mean...c`mon....give us at least something, not that piece of cr4p teaser...some screen shots, 1 minute playable demo,nens updates, anything... i think that the gamers worldwide deserve to know that you are developing this game and not just making some CGI teasers...it`s just not fair, not right...what`s gotten into you 3DRealms? EA ? and if you ever release this game, try to remove all of the bugs, because after circa 15 years of beta testing they would be really unacceptable.... and if you dont release it...DROP DOWN, GIVE ME TWENTY AND DIE

s-leya-s
s-leya-s

It would be nice to get it rolling, really fantastic. I expect lots of action, simplicity and humor, fancy graphics & music are almost secondary for me. Ok, let's give it a chance, again - I resurect it on the wish list.