Holy shit. How long have we been talking about this one for?

3D Realms has released a teaser trailer for Duke Nukem Forever. “it’s just a teaser, rest assured more is coming,” the company said December 18.

Duke Nukem Forever has been in development since 1997. Setbacks, developer problems, distributor problems, technology problems and just about every other problem have kept Duke on the drawing board — and in many ways, Duke Nukem Forever has just been a representative sample of the computer game industry for the past 10 years.

This is the third major video trailer released, and even through 3D realms says this is juut a minor “teaser,” believe me, it’s a big deal. The first trailer came in 1998, and Duke was teaming up with a hottie named Bombshell, but she was gone in the 2001 trailer.

What should you really glean from this trailer? Veteran composer Jeremy Soule, who did music for Total Annihilation, Knights of the Old Republic, Oblivion and Prey is doing the music. That’s a good sign, because it signals that they’re making progress (hopefully) in making a game to wrap music around.

For all intents and purposes, the developers are telling us to forget all of the previous trailers and media, and they’re saying a new, full-length trailer is coming.

So we’ll see.

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John Guilfoil is the editor-in-chief of Blast: Boston's Online Magazine and the Blast Magazine Network. He can be reached at [email protected]. Tweet @johnguilfoil.

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