If you believe that in fact Duke Nukem Forever is actually coming out (I am still skeptical) then maybe this story will be just as interesting. As reported on the fan site “DukeWatch“, there apparently is a “Balls Of Steel” collectors edition of DNF coming.
Granted all we pretty much have to go on is an image lifted from some apparent “French Facebook video game store” over at the Duke Nukem forums. We all know that images can be doctored or down right created from everything under the sun to make it look official. This one does appear to actually come with things you might expect a DNF Collectors Edition to have though. From the image we are lead to believe the contents would be. [Official image from “First Access Club” email.]
- DNF the game (naturally)
- A bust of Duke w/ certificate of Authenticity
- A comic Book
- Game logo sticker
- Poker Chips
- A deck of (most likely) custom playing cards
- And an Art Book/History of Duke
It should be noted that neither 2K nor Gearbox has officially said anything about this even existing. Should this rumor turn out to be true it will probably retail at at least $100 given that it has a bust in it. This could be one to watch. If in fact Duke is back, he could be coming back in a rather big way. [Update] Just actually got the “Official” email from 2K and Gearbox announcing this collection. It seems that it IS on the level. Now to wait to see if the game is included.