16 posts in this topic

Posted

Wolfenstein: The New Order announced for late 2013

by John Callaham

wolf-fb-cover-usa.jpg

id Software released the first ever first person shooter with Wolfenstein 3D in the early 1990s and since then the Wolfenstein franchise has been extended a number of times with games developed by a variety of studios. Today, Bethesda Softworks officially announced the next game in the series, Wolfenstein: The New Order.

Details about the game are still scarce, but today's press release confirms it is under development by MachineGames, a Sweden-based studio that was formed in 2009 and was acquired by Bethesda Softworks in 2010. The game will use id Tech 5 as its game engine, which is the same engine that id Software used for its 2011 game Rage. In terms of gameplay, the press release refers to Wolfenstein: The New Order as an "action-adventure shooter" suggesting it will be something different than a straight FPS game.

GameSpot reveals that the game takes place in an alternate 1960 timeline, where Nazi Germany won World War II. Wolfenstein's lead character B.J. Blazkowicz is apparently still around and still ready to try and stop the Nazi regime from extending their reach beyond Earth. Wolfenstein: The New Order will be released for the PC, Xbox 360, PS3 and unnamed "next generation consoles" in the fourth quarter of 2013.

Source: Bethesda Softworks | Image via Bethesda Softworks

4 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

AWESOME! Can't wait!

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Anything's gotta be better than what Raven came out with...

Loved the trailer at least, but that isn't saying much about the game itself. Music is just too perfect!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Could be promising, i'll check it out as it comes up I think!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

I thought the wolfenstein series was discontinued

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Mmm Hendrix is a good Nazi bashing soundtrack.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Raven's game was good!

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

I thought the wolfenstein series was discontinued

It should have been based on the previous game.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Raven's (2009) wasn't bad. The ending was, and MP was non-existent tbh.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Warren Spector kinda flipped out on FB about this:

"Oh, and could we all just agree we'll never use the generic gravelly-whisper trailer voice guy ever again? And one more thing: Please stop using Jimi Hendrix to promote your adolescent male power fantasies."

Later on, in response to the heat his opinion drew, Spector revealed a little more motivation behind his attack on the freshly announced game, expressing disappointment that he struggles to get his own games green lit while these ones exist.

"You're welcome to write off my opinions but I have a right to express complaints about people recycling work as old as I am. I'm allowed to complain about the difficulty of getting new stuff green lit -- new IP, new game styles and so on given my perspective as someone who's constantly fighting the pressure to 'just make a shooter.'

"And given the venom aimed at Disney Epic Mickey by people with no concern for how hard the team worked I don't think I need any lectures about that," he continued. "I know how hard developers work -- better than most people -- but I wish all that effort were spent on something that pointed toward gaming's future rather than looking toward our past."

http://www.destructo...in-253257.phtml

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

lol I read that as "the new world order"

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Really? A mech-fighter Nazi shooter? Do we really need this? id Software is dead. Let's say a few nice words about their groundbreaking contributions to the gaming industry and move on. We do not need another Wolfenstein title. It is over. Let it be done. Stop milking a franchise that has long since dried up.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Hendrix fits anything, but this would've been awesomer.

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Really? A mech-fighter Nazi shooter? Do we really need this? id Software is dead. Let's say a few nice words about their groundbreaking contributions to the gaming industry and move on. We do not need another Wolfenstein title. It is over. Let it be done. Stop milking a franchise that has long since dried up.

I guess we don't really need any video games.

I'll wait until it is out and I play it before I get all negative. A novel approach, I admit, but I thought I'd try it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

... wait until it is out and play it before get all negative. A novel approach, I admit, but I thought I'd try it.

th?id=H.4522459837957520&pid=1.1&pid=1.1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.