Duke Nukem Forever has been in development at 3D Realms for ten years this month. It turns out back at E3 in May of 2001 they released a trailer. I had never seen this last footage of the game that was ever shown, just DNF pictures, so despite the dated graphics this looks awesome in my eyes as a Duke Nukem 3D fan.
The plot sounds like music to my ears, especially since the new creative director Raphael Van Lierop has said “with a very high degree of confidence that you will not be disappointed with it. I’m fortunate enough to be one of the few people in the world who has been able to put their hands on the game and play it [for hours], and I have to say it has completely exceeded my expectations.” Thanks to our new time machine we can show you the 2001 trailer:
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Update April 27: Found the full 1998 & 2001 trailers!
Duke Nukem Forever E3 1998 trailer where the game still uses the Quake II engine:
It’s the Duke Nukem Forever E3 2001 trailer again when it still used the Unreal engine, but with a longer intro and outro: