Another year gone, another disappointment that the long-announced Duke Nukem Forever
hasn't yet hit shelves. Despite being in development since 1997 officially, which in reality means the game has been in production for at least eleven years
, the much awaited title still hasn't materialised at all.
But, on the plus side, 3D Realms has released a new image from the game, though it may be all pre-rendered by the looks of it. Yay.
Showcasing some of the different monsters in the game, which is actually rumoured to be in the final stages of post-production, the image is 3D Realms' gracious holiday gift to gamers.
The image isn't all we've seen of the game in the last twelve months though - there was a rather disappointing trailer
released as well which was much-hyped despite showing only a few seconds of gameplay footage.
One of the problems behind the staggering development time for Duke Nukem Forever
has been the constant requirement to stay on the cutting edge. Over the last decade the game has switched engines multiple times, going from the original engine to various Unreal Engine versions and custom re-writes of the entire rendering and physics system. Each change has required the team to redo a lot of the previous work on the title. The release date for the game is still 'When It's Done'.
If you want to download the new image from the game then 3D Realms is hosting a selection of different formats and sizes
, but if you want something more tangible then you can check out the old trailer for the game below from a few years ago. Let us know what you think in the forums