Get psyched! Wolfenstein is back.
Bethesda is at it again. The prolific developer and publisher has just announced the return of Wolfenstein, the original first person shooter. Being developed by a new studio filled with top notch talent, the game is set to bring Wolfenstein into the next generation of consoles. Read on for the details.
First announced on the reliably informative Bethesda Blog, the new game is entitled Wolfenstein: The New Order, and stars series hero B.J. Blazkowicz. The game takes place in an alternate 1960, in which Nazi Germany won World War II, and conquered the globe. Blazkowicz, who must be seriously pissed that all the stuff he did in the previous Wolfenstein games amounted to nothing, must mount a counter-offensive against a seemingly invincible foe. Wolfenstein: The New Order is being developed by MachineGames, a Swedish company founded by key members of Starbreeze Studios. Gamespot has exclusive details on their site, as well as an appropriately ominous CGI announcement trailer.
I gotta say, I’m pretty excited for this one. Wolfenstein 3D was the very first shooter I ever played, and I still remember sneaking a copy of the shareware version into my school’s computer lab on a floppy disk. Please don’t ask what a floppy disk is. You’ll make me cry smelly old man tears. Also, the fact that Wolfenstein is being developed by veterans of Starbreeze, which made the excellent Chronicles of Riddick series, is a very good sign. If anyone can pull off an epic fight against Robo-Hitler, it’s them.
Wolfenstein: The New Order is scheduled for release this coming holiday season, and will be available on PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and whatever Microsoft is calling their next console. For now, let’s just call it Don Mattrick’s DRM-o-rama Machine.