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#1 John Callaham

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 19:56

Wolfenstein: The New Order announced for late 2013
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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.

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 19:56

AWESOME! Can't wait!

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 20:04

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!



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Posted 07 May 2013 - 23:08

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

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 23:22

I thought the wolfenstein series was discontinued

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 23:26

Mmm Hendrix is a good Nazi bashing soundtrack.

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 00:16

Raven's game was good!

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 00:53

I thought the wolfenstein series was discontinued


It should have been based on the previous game.

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 01:31

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

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 03:06

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

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 03:23

lol I read that as "the new world order"

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 09:34

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.

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 09:50

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



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Posted 09 May 2013 - 02:58

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.

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 04:23

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


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