Wolfenstein: The New Order 30-minute gameplay video storms the castle

Wolfenstein: The New Order looks to go into an alternate history, but there's still a matter of running through certain aspects of World War II. Check out one of the opening stages in a 30-minute gameplay video released by Bethesda.

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Bethesda and MachineGames seeking to go into an alternate history with the upcoming Wolfenstein: The New Order. But before the Nazis take over, the game's introduction appears to unfold like a standard Wolfenstein story. You can check out a portion of it for yourself in a new 30-minute gameplay video released by Bethesda.

The Wolfenstein developers offer a first-hand look at one of The New Order's opening stages, which was previously shown off at PAX East. This level sees BK Blazkowicz storming Castle Wolfenstein, a scenario that Shacknews got to check out for our preview back in February.

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    April 21, 2014 12:30 PM

    Ozzie Mejia posted a new article, Wolfenstein: The New Order 30-minute gameplay video storms the castle.

    Wolfenstein: The New Order looks to go into an alternate history, but there's still a matter of running through certain aspects of World War II. Check out one of the opening stages in a 30-minute gameplay video released by Bethesda.

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      April 21, 2014 12:35 PM

      Want to watch, but alas that's too much to spoil.

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      April 21, 2014 12:48 PM

      looks pretty generic, but doesn't mean it won't be fun!

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      April 21, 2014 2:52 PM

      cool that was long enough I dont feel any desire to pick up the game anymore

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        April 21, 2014 5:20 PM

        I dont get why they release such long videos. =(

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      April 21, 2014 3:28 PM

      lemon lemmonny lemmonnney lemony lemenonnyy

      :)

      Yoummy Lemmon cookies - haven't had these before but if the previous Defcon Yum treats I have had are any indication . . . these will be AWESOME!

      so yum! :)

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      April 21, 2014 4:08 PM

      Hmm, id Tech 5 is looking pretty good there. I wonder what Doom is going to look like.

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      April 21, 2014 4:17 PM

      I think the $60 price point is a mistake for this game

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        April 21, 2014 7:33 PM

        I think the $60 price point is a mistake for 99% of all games, especially for a single player game.

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      April 21, 2014 4:48 PM

      Raven's Wolfenstein seems more ambitious than this. What's unique about this game? It has a new setting (a mash-up of Quentin Tarantino and Man in the High Castle) but what does it do mechanically to stand out?

      Highly recommend checking out Raven's game. It's an open-world shooter, with incredible weapon feedback, neat powers, a fantastic loot system and over-the-top physics.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LqIdclQhL5o

      Prey 2 looked way more interesting than New Order :(

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        April 21, 2014 5:23 PM

        Wolfenstein 2009 isn't "open-world"; it's more of a Hexenish hub-spoke setup, where the spokes lead to mission levels that are linear, but very nicely detailed. That said, as much as others might deride it as a me-too shooter, it's a very competent FPS game in terms of mechanics, even if it's relatively shallow on story. (You didn't seriously get a Raven FPS game for deep storyline, did you?)

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          April 21, 2014 5:24 PM

          The boss fights were awful however

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            April 21, 2014 6:10 PM

            Yeah, they were bad, but at least they were easy. So, on par with Quake 2 boss fights, then.

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          April 21, 2014 7:45 PM

          True. Hub's are a better way of describing Wolf 2009. But they're pretty generous. I spent loads of time exploring for alternate routes and secrets.

          I very rarely care if a game has a good story. I'm sure MachineGames Wolf will be a competent shooter. It just looks a little vanilla.

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        April 21, 2014 5:24 PM

        It was a fun game.

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        April 21, 2014 6:08 PM

        I still need to try the Raven one but the new one looks much better than this.

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        April 22, 2014 12:10 AM

        This actually put me in mind of: "CoD2, MoH:Airborne...OH! That last Wolfenstein! And some Far Cry 3 Takedownage, for luck."
        I like all those games, so I'm now kind of curious. They won't get $60 from me, but can they make it as a $30-35 game? Or will is it have to drop all the way to $15-20?
        Do they have DLC / Seasons' Pass announced yet?

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        April 22, 2014 12:34 AM

        It looks incredibly uninspired, I can't believe they're revisiting this tired license yet again.

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        April 22, 2014 1:14 AM

        Pity you can't buy it anymore.

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        April 22, 2014 2:02 AM

        I agree. Now Raven isn't some source of originality but this new game looks much worse from a gameplay standpoint. I think it's an almost guarenteed stinker.

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      April 21, 2014 5:29 PM

      XBone gameplay here?

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        April 21, 2014 7:21 PM

        Probably PC played with a 360 controller. Quite excited for this - I mostly play RPGs but I do like old school type shooters and seeing the armor plus non regenerating health ( I think your health will regen up until 20) set up and the ridiculous gore has me looking forward to this. I like innovation as much as anybody but I don't mind a game that does not do anything new as long as it does what it does well.

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          April 21, 2014 7:36 PM

          Yes I agree with your last statement. I think this new Wolfenstein might end up being like Call of Juarez Gunslinger, a game that excels at all things FPS while keeping to the basics and is FUN to play. I don't think I'll drop $60 on it though seems like it will need to drop down to $20 before it's a buy.

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      April 21, 2014 5:34 PM

      ware is all the big ass crazy robots and stuff that looked cool in the earlyer screens and trailers???

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      April 21, 2014 6:09 PM

      No multi at all? I can't wait to try it but I'm not sure I'll spend 60$ for it.

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      April 21, 2014 7:18 PM

      In my opinion this game looks good. I think some of the people who disagree are wanting the game to be something it's not. If you can just appreciate the game for what it is this looks pretty promising.

      Still, it's always smart to wait for reviews. Hopefully MachineGames can deliver here.

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      April 21, 2014 8:09 PM

      Has anyone talked about this yet?: http://www.wolfenstein.com/en-us/site

      There's a section of the game's website that has various 60's US/UK pop and rock music re-imagined with German performers, complete with album art.

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      April 22, 2014 12:56 AM

      I hope they don't make it too hard for German buyers to activate the international version in Steam

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      April 22, 2014 9:54 AM

      No multi at that price? hell no.