Wolfenstein: The New Order Announced By Bethesda

By Pete Haas 2013-05-07 08:10:40 discussion comments
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The first-person shooter series Wolfenstein is making a comeback this year. Wolfenstein: The New Order is in development for PS3, Xbox 360, PC and next-generation consoles.

The debut trailer shows a Nazi factory churning out machines. Silhouettes of New York, Paris and London are visible throughout the sequences. The camera finally pans out to reveal what was being built: a robot army. A lone man, Wolfenstein hero and OSS agent B.J. Blazkowicz, stands in front of the army and prepares to fight.

In Wolfenstein games, the Nazis create outlandish weapons with sci-fi or supernatural elements in hopes of turning the tide of WW2. It falls to Blazkowicz to stop these bizarre creations. A robot army seems a little conventional compared to some of the threats he's faced in the past - the last boss in Wolfenstein 3D was Robo-Hitler, after all. However, maybe Bethesda's keeping the weirder elements of the game under wraps for now.

The New Order is being developed by MachineGames. The company was founded in 2009 by veterans of Chronicles of Riddick dev Starbreeze Studios. ZeniMax, parent of Bethesda, purchased them in 2010. Machine Games' website says that they're using id Tech 5 game engine, the same engine utilized in RAGE and the upcoming horror game The Evil Within.

Wolfenstein: The New Order is due this fall.
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