Poor Duke. Just when the troubled king
of strip clubs and pig cops thought the negative press was behind
him, now comes word the release of Duke Nukem Forever in Japan is
suffering from the same old Duke delay blues.
As reported by Famitsu magazine (and
later translated by Kotaku), Duke Nukem Forever will not be hitting
its early March Japanese release, but instead arriving three weeks late on March 29. No
reason was given for the delay, but we suspect it's taking longer
than usual to localize “Operation: Cock Block” for the Japanese market.
For what it's worth, Duke Nukem Forever
isn't the travesty many made it out to be. Sure, GR dedicated a whole feature to everything it did wrong, but we also gave it a review of 6 out 10
which – in a normal, even-tempered world – means the game is
worth at least a rental. Who knows, maybe a journey east is what the
King needs to recoup some of his street cred? Assuming he makes it
there, of course.
Let us know if you're still playing
Duke Nukem Forever, and if you think the franchise deserves a second
(third?) chance in the comments below.