It's yet another jam-packed week on the PlayStation Network this week as new games arrive for the PlayStation Vita, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4, ranging from a brand new AAA first-person shooter and a highly anticipated indie game, to a slew of Japanese imports for the PSone and a beloved PlayStation 2 classic from the Shin Megami Tensei series.
There was a recent PlayStation Access video released for Wolfenstein: The New Order, the upcoming game for old-gen consoles, new-gen consoles and PC.
The really big news item of the week is Electronic Arts acquiring a multi-year licensing deal from Disney Interactive to develop and publish Star Wars games, this extends to enabling DICE to use their Frostbite 3 for a brand new Star Wars game. Wolfenstein New Order has been announced by Bethesda and Activision Blizzard posts some positive news for the previous quarter save for one little thing...World of Warcraft has lost more than a million subscribers.
Today Bethesda Softworks released a short, mysterious video on Vine. The video appears to be a teaser for their next game.
Unless you're talking about a movie like Wreck-it Ralph, which isn't even based on an actual video game, the world of video game tie-in movies is mostly populated with, shall we say, stinkers. Not to count any Nazi chickens before they hatch, but it looks like the Castle Wolfenstein film is back on track for production and, call me crazy, but I'm guessing it will be the next in a long and storied tradition of terribleness.
Id Software has come a long ways since Wolfenstein and have managed to stay relevant in today's competitive digital entertainment industry. In a recent interview id's Tom Willits talks about the developer's maturity over the years in dealing with the FPS genre as well as evolving from Doom to Rage.
"An American agent battles Nazis and attempts to stop their supernatural experiments." Whoever dreamed up this premise - which the entire Wolfenstein series is based on - really struck gold. Wolfenstein's Indiana Jones-ish combination of World War II and the supernatural never fails to excite me. Unfortunately, the premise is probably the only memorable part of the latest installment.
Activision and id Software recently announced that Wolfenstein for the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC has now become officially available.
B.J. Blazkowicz is back to clean some Nazis clock, and he’s doing so with a controller load of new weapons, super-powers and anti-Nazis attitude. You can check out the iconic gaming hero in action with the new launch trailer for the upcoming Wolfenstein.
Huge gaming news was covered here at Blend Games for the official first week of August. Click the link to get all the details.
Better late than never. Mere weeks before Wolfenstein's release, the multiplayer side of the game has finally been explained.
Quentin Tarantino's World War II flick Inglorious Basterds and Activision's World War II game Wolfenstein will both be released in mid-August. Seems like a good enough excuse for them to make sweet marketing magic together.
With about a month until the next-gen Wolfenstein arrives, id Software has seen fit to reveal the game's minimum system requirements through the game's official forums. Is your computer mighty enough to battle the Third Reich?
From June 14th to June 20th we rocked out a lot of news here at Blend Games. This includes some news about the Halo 3:ODST pre-order bonus, the possibility of a Xbox 360 HDD price-cut and plenty of flamebait spouted about the PS3 by publishers.
There will be many strange things in the next-gen Wolfenstein game. However, Hitler and his stupid Oliver Hardy moustache will not make an appearance.