Wolfenstein: The New Order coming this year

Were it not for id Software's seminal Wolfenstein 3D, who knows how we'd be shooting men in the face today? Publisher Bethesda Softworks today announced a "reimagining" of the Nazi-busting FPS in Wolfenstein: The New Order, developed by MachineGames. This is the first game from the studio founded by Starbreeze veterans, which Bethesda owner ZeniMax snapped up in 2010.

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Were it not for id Software's seminal Wolfenstein 3D, who knows how we'd be shooting men in the face today? Publisher Bethesda Softworks today announced a "reimagining" of the Nazi-busting FPS in Wolfenstein: The New Order, developed by MachineGames. This is the first game from the studio founded by Starbreeze veterans, which Bethesda owner ZeniMax snapped up in 2010.

The New Order is set in an alternate 1960, where the Nazis won World War 2. Our hero B.J. Blazkowicz will once again be shooting men (and Nazi robots) to save us all.

Wolfenstein: The New Order is headed to PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and unspecified next-gen consoles (presumably PlayStation 4 and the next Xbox), slated to launch between October and December--the fourth quarter--of this year.

Here's the announcement trailer:

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    May 7, 2013 6:20 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, Wolfenstein: The New Order coming this year.

    Were it not for id Software's seminal Wolfenstein 3D, who knows how we'd be shooting men in the face today? Publisher Bethesda Softworks today announced a "reimagining" of the Nazi-busting FPS in Wolfenstein: A New Order, developed by MachineGames. This is the first game from the studio founded by Starbreeze veterans, which Bethesda owner ZeniMax snapped up in 2010.

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      May 7, 2013 6:40 AM

      How many times has Wolf3D been remade at this point?

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        May 7, 2013 6:46 AM

        well as long as its good I guess I'm game.
        But the last wolf game was very bland and the mp was even worst

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        May 7, 2013 2:09 PM

        They've all been sequels, not remakes. But if we're counting sequels, only three. This will be the third.

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          May 7, 2013 5:11 PM

          Not quite.

          Wolfenstien 3D
          Spear of Destiny
          Return to Castle Wolfenstein
          Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory
          Wolfenstein RPG
          Wolfenstein (2009)
          Wolfenstein: The New Order

          Even discounting the mobile game and Enemy Territory, that's still 5 story-based wolfenstien games.

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            May 7, 2013 5:12 PM

            Just for completeness I feel the need to mention:

            Castle Wolfenstein
            Beyond Castle Wolfenstein

            But they have relatively little to do with the id series beyond inspiring it.

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            May 7, 2013 5:15 PM

            Return To Castle Wolfenstein would count as a remake/reboot.

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              May 7, 2013 5:44 PM

              Okay, yeah. Spear was a direct sequel. But I would still argue that Return is not a remake. I mean, you don't even fight Hitler in that game.

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                May 7, 2013 6:35 PM

                I said remake/reboot because I think it's more reboot than anything else but those terms have some overlap in usage.

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                  May 7, 2013 10:56 PM

                  Oh, I know. But me getting to kill Hitler in graphic fashion is a cornerstone of the original Wolf 3D. If I ain't doing that, it ain't a remake. :P I'm sure you understand. And yeah, I see your points, and can agree to an extent.

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                  May 7, 2013 11:05 PM

                  Last thing, I promise. But the intro videos, the trailers, and I think it's in the final release itself, they outlined every plot from previous Wolf games as being canon, and culminating in "Wolfenstein", the Raven outing.

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      May 7, 2013 6:56 AM

      Rad, this should be good, ex Starbreeze guys have skillz.

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      May 7, 2013 6:56 AM

      An alternate 1960s? Excuse me but this contradicts the canon in the Commander Keen series which stated that Commander Keen was the grandson of B.J. Blazkowicz and which took place in modern day Earth. How can the two coexist when the Wolfenstein series clearly takes place in an alternate history?

      Great seeing Bethesda shit all over its fans. Boycotting all their games now.

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        May 7, 2013 11:07 AM

        Too much for sarcasm, also, you need to talk to id, since they were the ones messing with alternate timelines in Wolf3D originally.

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          May 7, 2013 11:42 AM

          No, I'm pretty sure Wolf3D was based off a true story.

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            May 7, 2013 2:14 PM

            Originally, then it went off on its own tangents.

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            May 7, 2013 4:36 PM

            Beyond Castle Wolfenstein (the 2nd game) *was* based on Operation Valkyrie.

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              May 7, 2013 5:17 PM

              Beyond Castle Wolfenstein was the 2nd game from Muse, it has little to do with the id games.

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                May 7, 2013 5:17 PM

                I know. Just tossing it out there. People forget it was existing IP.

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                  May 7, 2013 5:57 PM

                  ID didn't even have to license it though, did they? I could have sworn they just used the name and no one cared.

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                    May 7, 2013 6:37 PM

                    The company had closed down in '87 and no one bothered to follow up on id's co-opting of the name.

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        May 7, 2013 11:15 AM

        The new timeline was created when Billy's Bean-with-Double-Bacon Megarocket's test fire tore a hole in spacetime and landed on Hitler's desk. The causality blood connection is why Sargent William Blazkowicz didn't disappear.

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      May 7, 2013 7:24 AM

      RTCW is remembered for its MP but it had a pretty good SP campaign too, far better than the recent remake "Wolfenstein" which was as dull and generic as it can be.

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        May 7, 2013 7:45 AM

        I liked Wolfenstein...Although I could care less for the MP. It must have sold fairly well to warrant a re-imagining/ sequel.

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          May 7, 2013 10:14 AM

          not sure how it sold, but it was pretty dull. there was nothing wrong with it, it just was very.... Raven.

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            May 7, 2013 11:31 AM

            'very... Raven' describes it perfectly.

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        May 7, 2013 7:55 AM

        i liked the newer one. the multiplayer was garbage though. complete garbage. i don't even think it was the same engine and it seemed like something that was valuware.

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          May 7, 2013 8:15 PM

          IIRC the MP component was developed by a completely different group, who promptly went under after the game came though some of the folks were from Splash Damage

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      May 7, 2013 7:54 AM

      i dont want to fight robots in wolfenstein. i want to shoot nazis and see blood spill out of their corpses!

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        May 7, 2013 10:32 AM

        smh..

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        May 7, 2013 11:08 AM

        The fuck, you totally want to fight robots and zombies and zombie robots in wolfenstein, all of whom are nazis/nazi experiments.

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          May 7, 2013 11:46 AM

          i think the zombies were the worst part of the last game. other than that i liked it. i liked the addition of abilities and unlocks in single player so that it wasn't another boring straight up shooter

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            May 7, 2013 12:18 PM

            It had zombies? All I remember are skeleton ghosts and that version of Rasputin from Hell Boy. Oh and giant, Nazi Zeppelins with Zeppelins inside of them. Maybe there was a giant Werewolf QTE battle, I can't remember.

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              May 7, 2013 12:33 PM

              Wait, now we can get giant, Nazi Zeppelins with Led Zeppelins inside of them. Does this mean I can ride on top of Mecha-Churchill?

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              May 7, 2013 4:37 PM

              You don't remember the zombies with the pistols in their chest holes?

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        May 7, 2013 2:08 PM

        Mein laben, Sauerkraut press 'U' to use

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        May 7, 2013 5:35 PM

        this will be Crysis all over again

        killing people = good

        killing alien robots and stuff = crap

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      May 7, 2013 9:49 AM

      Ooooooh please have a lot of 60's music. If this really mixed in a lot of 60's culture this could be so fun.

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        May 7, 2013 11:32 AM

        Made no sense whatever to me. Now, if they made Vietcong 3 then I'd be onboard!

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        May 7, 2013 11:41 AM

        Jimi Hendrix's "All Along the Watchtower" was the perfect music for that preview.

        I hope it's all serious and surreal.

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          May 7, 2013 4:44 PM

          Hell yeah, gave me goose bumps.

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            May 7, 2013 5:22 PM

            Me too....granted I wasn't wearing a shirt but that song has power.

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          May 7, 2013 5:45 PM

          Yup, especially when it goes to just the white logo on red.

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        May 7, 2013 6:01 PM

        But...why would a world in which the Nazis won WWII end up getting the American 60's culture and music? I suspect that such a world would be very dreary and have no trace of such culture. But then again...video games.

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          May 7, 2013 6:38 PM

          Django Reinhardt should have been dead before the war was over. He was a gypsy, he performed and recorded jazz and went to France when any sane person would have run the other way. It is all who you know, not what you know.

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      May 7, 2013 10:32 AM

      im fuckin stoked

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      May 7, 2013 10:36 AM

      i'm really interested to see what machinegames can do, so definitely picking this up

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      May 7, 2013 10:47 AM

      This is great news! Starbreeze should do good job with it. But will it run on id Tech 5 engine?

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        May 7, 2013 10:48 AM

        I just found the answer on Wikipedia: "On November 10 of 2010 it was announced that the first ZeniMax internal developer to work with the engine will be MachineGames".

        Cool!

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        May 7, 2013 10:49 AM

        Yeah, it should. When MachineGames was announced it was stated that they'd be making games using id Tech 5.

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        May 7, 2013 11:27 AM

        I'm excited to see what other people can do with id Tech 5, actually.

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      May 7, 2013 11:24 AM

      You could just download Wolfram.

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      May 7, 2013 1:07 PM

      dat logo

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      May 7, 2013 1:10 PM

      Where the fuck is my Fallout 4 you fucking assholes? I didn't ask for this.

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      May 7, 2013 1:29 PM

      zomg look at the goods

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      May 7, 2013 4:49 PM

      I am dissapoint

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      May 7, 2013 5:06 PM

      Color me intrigued.

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      May 7, 2013 6:06 PM

      I have a lot of faith in the Starbreeze guys, there's a very good chance this will be awesome.

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      May 7, 2013 6:41 PM

      at first I was meh but then jimmi hendrix

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      May 7, 2013 8:33 PM

      imo, the last good Wolfenstein game was Return to Castle Wolfenstein. They're really gonna have to impress me with this one.

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        May 8, 2013 1:14 PM

        They've only made one full-fledged release since Return. So yeah, I don't get how you can say something like that.

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      May 7, 2013 11:26 PM

      The new mecha Hitler should look badass for sure.

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      May 7, 2013 11:27 PM

      looks fun and ill play it. But will never live up to the name I plaed when I was 8 years oid on my grandparents 486

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      May 8, 2013 9:07 AM

      The buildup of the music to "The Watchtower' reminded me of Battlestar Galactica. That episode was amazing and the music still gives me goosebumps because of it.

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