Well… no. But the geniuses at 2K have figured out a way to connect the star of upcoming Duke Nukem Forever with one of the biggest media spectacles of the year – and then get themselves off the hook for cheapness by revealing it’s all for charity! Harmless really when you think about it… we love ‘em.
Here’s the full media advisory from “Duke Nukem himself… (yes, really)”, states the 2K PR man in the email.
Duke Nukem Sits for Officially Commissioned Portrait to Commemorate His Forthcoming Return as the Self-Proclaimed ‘King of Shooters’
His ‘Royal Awesomeness’ immortalized forever in oil to celebrate himself… and the wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton
Windsor, UK April 27th, 2011 – 2K Games and Duke Nukem proudly present the portrait ‘Untitled: I’m So Awesome, I Don’t Even Need To Name It’, an oil-on-board portrait celebrating the forthcoming release of Duke Nukem Forever (and the Royal Wedding).
The specially commissioned piece was painstakingly crafted by renowned portrait artist Frank Frid and took a record 350 man hours to create. It was painted in a single sitting.
The portrait will be unveiled to the public prior to the Royal Wedding before moving to a more permanent exhibition space as part of the Duke Nukem Forever launch celebrations. 2K Games is also creating a limited run of 200 signed prints that will be partly used to raise money for charity.
“As usual, I look awesome,” said Duke of the 35” x 23” masterpiece. “I’m clearly the Royal story everyone should be talking about this week.”
Duke Nukem Forever will be released in the UK on June 10th. For more information on Duke Nukem Forever, please visit www.dukenukemforever.com.