Back in August we learned that the seemingly vaporware Duke Nukem Forever game project had been revived by Gearbox, the makers of Borderlands. Now, two months later the first actual gameplay footage has arisen. At the FirstLook game convention in Amsterdam Gearbox gave a short presentation, and of course numerous fans had their cameras rolling.
To the surprise of some, the game looks to be fairly visually impressive. At the same time, it still appears (to me anyways) to retain the classic, old-school gameplay feel. The real question is, though, does it look to have been worth the wait? Check out the video at the bottom and answer that for yourself.
So when will you be able to try your hand at it yourself? Gearbox hopes to have a demo out soon, and unlike previously thought it will actually be available to everyone and not just purchasers of the Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition (expected later this month) according to DigitalSpy.
"The demo is going to go out to everybody, yeah," Gearbox VP of marketing Steve Gibson said. "When we put Borderlands out this wasn't even possible to do or contemplate. So that's kind of difficult, but yeah, the demo is coming out for everybody.
"The feeling is that we want people to feel that it's real. We want people to know that 'holy crap, they're actually making plans.' It's kind of like, Borderlands: Game Of The Year is great and by the way, these guys are also working on this, and it is real, and we're trying to get that association, that proof.
"These guys are making concrete plans, they're are putting stuff in a box already with Duke's face on it. It's actually like a certificate, and you'll see that it's like 'In Duke We Trust'. It's fun. We're thrilled to death."
"We want to - I don't want to spoil the surprise - but I think it's going to be fun and people are going to be surprised at what we put in there and what happens with it."
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