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Gearbox Software released a new video today sharing the latest info on Duke Nukem Forever's long road towards release. In a similar fashion to the last update, when a further delay was announced, the studio's president Randy Pitchford delivered the news, only this time they are much sweeter: members of 2K Games and Gearbox Software's 'First Access Club' will be given early access to the game's demo starting June 3 on Xbox 360, PS3, and Steam/PC.
Users can join the First Access Club by purchasing Borderlands Game of the Year Edition or pre-ordering Duke Nukem Forever from select retailers. According to the official website, participating stores in the United States are limited to Amazon and GameStop, and each is offering their own exclusive pre-order goodies. The first will simply get you three free mp3 downloads, while the latter is throwing in a T-shirt pack, big head mode, and in-game EGO boost.
Additionally Gearbox is also offering the limited edition Balls of Steel package that includes a collectible bust, an art book, and more. The game is reportedly going through the certification process on all platforms – the final step before everyone gets to play it – and will see its final release on June 10 internationally and June 14 in the U.S.
Gearbox has a lot to live up to considering fans have waited over a decade to play the official sequel to Duke Nukem. For those eagerly awaiting DNF's launch, have you pre-ordered your copy or will you hold off to see some reviews?