Duke Nukem Forever pre-orders taken for May 31 2011 release

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We've been writing about Duke Nukem Forever for years, and it seems our patience might finally be paying off. According to the Amazon pre-order page – which, along with GameStop and the official site – the much-anticipated title is expected to arrive on May 31 2011.

The announcement follows a legal battle by developers after 3D Realms folded back in May 2009, and which was only settled in May 2010. Gearbox Software took over development and promised a 2011 release, though given the title has been in the works since 1997, gamers took that news with more than a pinch of salt.

Now, it seems, Duke Nukem Forever really is on the way, with pre-orders being taken for the PS3, Xbox 360 and Windows 7 versions of the game. We'll only believe it when we see it drop into mailboxes, frankly.

[via Expreview]