Duke Nukem Forever was announced over the weekend in the form of a playable demo at Pax thanks to the valiant efforts of Randy Pitchford and Gearbox Software, the developer now responsible for the game.
Gearbox have announced via press release that they have "acquired the full intellectual property rights of the 'Duke Nukem' brand including Duke Nukem Forever and all future projects in a cooperative deal made with 3D Realms.
"Gearbox was handpicked as the new home for Duke Nukem because of their continued passion, commitment and long-time heritage with the brand and 3D Realms. Gearbox and Duke Nukem make for a devastating match made in video game heaven," said Scott Miller, co-founder of 3D Realms.
"As you have seen from titles such as Borderlands, Gearbox will bring the right level of addictively compelling gameplay, humor and high powered explosive action to the franchise. Duke Nukem is back and will be bigger than ever."
Duke Nukem Forever will arrive on PS3, Xbox 360s and PCs, for real this time, next year in 2011.