Duke fans may be a little skeptical of the upcoming Duke Nukem Forever, but what you may not know is project head Randy Pitchford of Gearbox worked on the series' most famous title, Duke Nukem 3D.
Judging from a new interview with Wired, it's in the best possible hands under the circumstances -- heck, maybe even better. No offense to creator George Broussard, but it seems he loved the game too much to ever say it's "finished." Gearbox, meanwhile, has roughly 20 games under its belt since 1999.
More than that, Pitchford aka Superman has not only gotten the lawsuit between publisher Take Two and 3D Realms called off with his acquisition and subsequent proposition for DNF, one third of the new team is from the 3D team, including what he considers "the full core."
Pitchford notes some of the original assets were "brilliant", and some things will be kept exactly the same, while others will be improved. However it turns out, we're assured it's "the way it was supposed to happen."
Oh, and those who pre-ordered: Pitchford is going to take care of you too. Like we said -- Superman.