Duke Nukem Forever to get Balls of Steel Edition

CE.o member Anjelaoni posted up info about a rumored “Balls of Steel” Edition of the upcoming Duke Nukem Forever. First rumored on a French Duken Nukem forum it seems that a German retailer is already taking pre-orders for the edition on Xbox 360, PS3, and PC.

The edition is rumored to be limited to only 2,000 units and include the following:

  • 12.7 cm high bust of the legendary Duke
  • Certificate of Authenticity
  • 100 pages Hardcover Art Book: The History and Art of Duke Nukem
  • 5 Duke Nukem Postcards
  • Duke Nukem Forever Logo Sticker
  • Duke Nukem Forever Limited Collector’s Comic
  • Duke Nukem Forever Foldable papercraft (Duke with pig’s head)
  • Dukem Nukem Forever Poker Chips
  • Duke Nukem Forever Mini Poker Cards
  • Duke Nukem Forever dice

Slated for May 3rd no price has been confirmed nor any info as to whether this edition will be available outside of Europe. We will post more details when they become available.

UPDATE: This edition is no longer rumored and has been confirmed by 2K Games.

UPDATE #2: It has been confirmed that this edition will be available through GameStop and Amazon.com in the US at a price of $99.

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Comments:

  1. Mandingo:
    This edition has an international release date of May 6th.

    Coming to North America May 3rd, at the price of $99.99. http://www.gearboxity.com/content/view/606/36/

    And also from the article:


    Quote:
    the Duke Nukem Forever Balls of Steel Edition will be available exclusively through GameStop and Amazon in the United States. Quantities will be limited, so be sure to pre-order as soon as you can!


  2. lhurgoyf:
    It looks like they are basing the 2000 quantity off the certificate in the sample image. Anyway, glad US is getting this release as well.

  3. Twistedsymphony:
    ^probably not a very good metric.

    also note that the "gamebox" doesn't denote a platform, the box has a PEGI rating and the disc has an ESRB rating

  4. Mandingo:
    Quote:
    the box has a PEGI rating and the disc has an ESRB rating
    I just noticed that. It blows my mind!

  5. Skoolstah:
    This will so be an HMV exclusive. I can smell their selfish turdfingers all the way from here. XD

  6. Ayiu:
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    Originally Posted by Skoolstah View Post
    This will so be an HMV exclusive. I can smell their selfish turdfingers all the way from here. XD
    hmm, but it's also available through shopto.net. I got a newsletter from them. the price is about ₤89,84 ₤

  7. evilvort3x:
    will this be in a steelbook though because although its balls of steel edition. i would like it to be steelbook

  8. Gemini-Phoenix:
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    Originally Posted by Ayiu View Post
    hmm, but it's also available through shopto.net. I got a newsletter from them. the price is about ₤89,84 ₤
    Something doesn't seem right, as ShopTo.net had this edition up on their site a good few days before HMV.

    HMV have it for £64.99, and ShopTo at £64.85. GAME also have it, but their price is £74.99! I'm going to Tweet them and see if they will match the price

  9. Mandingo:
    Amazon.com, which was once sold out of these editions, now has more available for pre-order: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002I0HL98?ie=UTF8&tag=xbox360poker-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creative ASIN=B002I0HL98

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    The very limited Duke Nukem Forever Balls of Steel Edition is available again for pre-order at Amazon! This previous run was reported to be a very limited run (under 2000) so get your order in now if still available...
    It retails for $89.99 (PC) and $99.99 (PS3 / Xbox 360)


  10. gurpswoo1:
    Yeah store once soldout here have them up for pre-order again, not all though.

    It seems they are increasing there supply or there was an increase in allocation to certain stores.

  11. Gemini-Phoenix:
    I can no longer find the Balls Of Steel Edition available on the HMV site. ShopTo.net still have it for £64.85 though...

    I've just Tweeted GAME again to see if they will lower the price:

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    Originally Posted by Gemini-Phoenix via Twitter
    @GAME - @Shoptonet have Duke Nukem Forever: Balls Of Steel Edition for £64.85, & Amazon for £64.99 - Any chance of matching their prices?
    I then followed it up with:

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Gemini-Phoenix via Twitter
    Thinking about switching my Duke Nukem Forever: Balls Of Steel Edition pre-order from @GAME to @Shoptonet - £74.99 vs £64.85... No brainer!
    I suggest you all do the same!

  12. gurpswoo1:
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Gemini-Phoenix via Twitter
    Thinking about switching my Duke Nukem Forever: Balls Of Steel Edition pre-order from @GAME to @Shoptonet - £74.99 vs £64.85... No brainer!
    I suggest you all do the same!
    Will do, I still find it hard to believe the price is so high considering the competition.

  13. Gemini-Phoenix:
    They do it every time with various high-priced CE's. But I think they have a nerve when there are at least two other competitors who're offering it for less than £10 less!

  14. Gemini-Phoenix:
    Received my Duke Nukem Forever - Balls Of Steel Edition just now, and I must say... The promotional pictures are indeed deceiving!

    I was expecting a package equal to the size of the Killzone 3 Helghast Edition / Crysis 2 Nano Edition / Halo Reach Legendary Edition etc, but it's actually no bigger than the Avatar / Fallout 3 GAME exclusive / Splinter Cell: Conviction / Bioshock CE's!

    I was quite shocked to receive such a small package, as I had expected something much larger! But what it lacks in size, it makes up for in weight. I would say it must weigh a good 5Kg at least! That Duke bust is certainly no cheap shitty plastic mould, I can tell you that! The front of the box is also not a solid flat pane - It's an open window and the moulded plastic packaging blister is shaped around th Duke bust, so be careful if you're handling a sealed copy as I almost put my finger through!

    This is one quality CE, and despite its size it sure packs a lot of stuff into such a small box!

    COME GET SOME!!!

  15. Venner:
    Yeah a little smaller than i thought it would be aswell but still really happy with it.

    Here are a few pics ive already uploaded of it will get some of the content aswell after work if people want them?




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  16. gurpswoo1:
    Thanks for the pictures, it looks considerably smaller than the promo pictures. Would you say it about the same size as the mortal kombat edition?

  17. matze1975:
    It´s as big as the Bioshock Collectors Edition with the Big Daddy!

  18. Littlefeet1:
    Thanks for the pics. I'll be getting mine soon too.

  19. Gemini-Phoenix:
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    Originally Posted by gurpswoo1 View Post
    Thanks for the pictures, it looks considerably smaller than the promo pictures. Would you say it about the same size as the mortal kombat edition?
    No, definitey not that large! Like I say, it's the size of most other CE's hich come with a figure. So Bioshock, Fallout 3, Splinter Cell: Conviction, Avatar, Aliens Vs Predator etc...

    Mortal Kombat 9 and Vanquish are much larger than this edition

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