The lights are on
Bethesda has put to an end the guessing games: Wolfenstein: The New Order marks the return of the series
since its ignominious last outing in 2009. This time Swedish developer MachineGames is at the helm.
The game will come out for the PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation
3 – as well as unnamed next-gen systems sometime near the end of this year.
According to details at Gamespot, the game features series'
hero B.J. Blazkowicz in a reimagined 1960s where the Nazis have won the war. Exercising
their control, the regime has created a robot army and other super weapons in a
bid to extend their control across the globe "and beyond." You can head here to check out the trailer.
Gameplay details have not been announced yet, but the
initial press release for the title tabs the franchise's first-person shooter
heritage while saying that The New Order will be a "reimaging of this
This is MachineGames' first known game, but the Swedish
studio was created in 2009 by some of the founding members of Starbreeze
Studios who were the creative team for The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape From
The developer was acquired by Bethesda parent company ZeniMax in
2010, and appears to have been working on the game since then using id Tech 5.
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i wish they would put out a new Wolfenstein and Doom on XBLA made in the old style of 2D sprites and "open" level design. i would LOVE that and with todays tech i imagine it would only take a few guys an a small budget to pull it off. I would but the crap out of that.
but these new iterations are cool too, i just think both could exist
I'll keep my eye on this one, but considering how the last one turned out I'll tread cautiously...
The last one was a little tired but RTCW was really good. The fact that id Software is not involved can only mean trouble for the newly bought company... Doom 4 is probably another 3 - 5 years away and idTech5 might need another facelift by then. Hardtimes ahead.
This has definitely sparked my curiosity, can't wait for more info!