2K Games has commissioned the most involved piece of Duke Nukem art ever created.
2K Games and Gearbox want Duke Nukem fans to know that Duke Nukem Forever will finally be released soon through any means possible. This is clearly evident through an oil painting of Duke Nukem that 2K commissioned which literally took hundreds of hours to make.
Presented here is a portrait called Untitled: I'm So Awesome, I Don't Even Need To Name It, which 2K says was painted by artist Frank Frid in 350 hours. Reportedly, it was created in a single sitting. It all sounds fishy to me, but I have no reason not to believe these facts.
The painting is an an oil-on-board portrait with dimensions of 35" x 23". It'll first be unveiled to the public before being moved to a more permanent exhibition space. 2K is also creating 200 limited-edition prints of the painting that will be sold for charity.
2K adds that it commissioned the painting to celebrate the royal wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton to take place in the UK on April 29. It hopes the "royal awesomeness" of Duke will upstage the wedding. Duke himself says: "I'm clearly the Royal story everyone should be talking about this week." I'm not totally getting the connection here, but then, I guess that's Duke Nukem for you. Always trying to show everyone else up.
Duke Nukem Forever will be released for the PC, Xbox 360, and PS3 on June 14 in North America, and on June 10 in other regions.