People will buy it because it's Duke Nukem.
I'll take that bet!
(Captain Planet is still the most popular cartoon character in the world, right?)
Actually, the day before the teaser was announced my brother was just asking me if Duke Nukem Forever was still coming out; he's not a gamer but loved DN3D... and has apparently been waiting all this time. I tried to explain that George Broussard is just a crazy person...
Duke Nukem just isn't the brand name that it was for a brief period in the 1990s... and I don't think the folks at 3D Realms realize this.
I disagree. Its been, what, 10 years since DN3D (though there were some good and some awful Duke Nukem games after DN3D) and they need to resell the idea all over again to a new generation of gamers who've probably never heard of him.
A good game sells.
A bad game does not.