A few additional details on this can be found below…
Q: I have heard that Gearbox Software and 2K Games have offered a FREE Add-on Content package for Duke Nukem Forever – is that true?
A: Yes – All members of the Duke Nukem Forever First Access Club who have registered their key before the game is available in stores (June 10th in Europe and June 14th in North America) will be given a code that will allow them to download a To-Be-Announced Premium Game Add-On pack for free once the content is available . The content is tentatively priced at 800 Microsoft Points and $9.99 on PlayStation Network and Steam in theUS.
Q: FREE Add-on Content?!? Wha? Why is this happening?
A: As Duke Nukem Forever approaches launch with the large marketing campaign for the game kicking in and motivating a large spike in new pre-orders, Gearbox Software and 2K Games wanted to offer acknowledgement and reward for the most loyal believers who, like us, decided to Always Bet on Duke. Given the legendary and storied game development cycle, we have felt overjoyed by the trust and commitment shown by customers who pre-ordered the game and we want those customers to know how thankful, appreciative and touched we have been by their commitment and trust. Since we have the Duke Nukem Forever First Access Club system already in place, it became the perfect method for us to identify and reward the customers that showed their trust and commitment to us and to Duke early on.
Q: Did you guys just announce Game Add-On Content for Duke Nukem Forever?!?
A: Yes – Gearbox Software and 2K Games have just committed to creating and delivering a premium GAME ADD-ON package for Duke Nukem Forever.
Q: Can you tell me more about this first GAME ADD-ON CONTENT pack?
Conceptualizing, planning and development of the game add-on pack began after development for Duke Nukem Forever was completed and as the game itself went gold. Details of this game add-on pack have not yet been announced. A date for the availability of this game add-on has not yet been announced. We look forward to announcing the details of this game add-on pack for Duke Nukem Forever in the future. Gearbox and 2K Games are promising that the first premium game add-on package will be free to Duke Nukem Forever First Access Club Members. We expect that this will be a premium, paid-for game add-on pack, tentatively priced at 800 Microsoft Points and $9.99 on PlayStation Network and Steam.
Q: Wait – I read online that I needed to have pre-ordered and registered prior to June 1st to get GAME ADD-ON CONTENT for free. What if I pre-ordered *after* June 1st?
A: On June 1, Gearbox Software and 2K Games announced that all registered First Access Club Members would receive the first Duke Nukem Forever premium game add-on content for free as a sign of appreciation their faith in the title. We understand that not everyone who had already pre-ordered Duke Nukem Forever or purchased Borderlands Game of the Year Edition registered their code for the First Access Club and as a result may have missed out on this special offer. To alleviate this, and to reward all who pre-order the game at participating First Access Club retailers, we have worked out a deal to extend the FREE game add-on content for First Access Club members until midnight the day before launch (June 9, 11:59 PM in Europe, June 13, 11:59 PM in North America).
Q: I haven’t pre-ordered yet, but am noticing all this now… Should I pre-order or did I miss the boat?
A: Pre-ordering with select retailers *before* Duke Nukem Forever launches on June 10th Internationally and June 14th in North America will provide you with a membership key to the Duke Nukem Forever First Access Club. Registration of that key will grant you immediate access to the Duke Nukem Forever demo. If you register as a First Access Club Member before midnight on June 9 internationally and midnight on June 13 inNorth America, you will also receive the first Duke Nukem Forever game add-on pack for free.
Duke Nukem Forever is quite possibly the most anticipated game in the history of the game industry given the legendary and storied game development, it is reasonable to expect that many customers will wait until they know the game is on store shelves before they commit themselves to a purchase. This is very likely to lead to shortages of the retail game during the launch. The best way to ensure that you receive a copy of the game at launch is to pre-order the game.
Q: Just to be clear – what is the Duke Nukem Forever First Access Club?
A: The Duke Nukem Forever First Access Club provides numerous benefits to members, including early access to the Duke Nukem Forever demo.
Q: Ok – How do I earn access to the Duke Nukem Forever First Access Club?
A: By pre-ordering Duke Nukem Forever from a participating retailer or purchasing a new copy of Borderlands Game of the Year Edition, you will receive a First Access Club membership key code. You must register your key code through the First Access Club website before you are eligible for any First Access Club content or special offers. You can register your First Access Club code at http://www.dukenukemforever.com/access
The full list of retailers offering First Access Club codes with a Duke Nukem Forever pre-order worldwide can be found here at http://www.dukenukemforever.com/preorder/fulllist.html