Wolfenstein: The New Order Announced – Return of the Classic series
Before there was Doom, the first person shooter genre was dominated by one name, Wolfenstein. The release of Wolfenstein 3D in 1992 only further boosted the series popularity and solidified its name as one of the most iconic games of all time. You played as William “B.J.” Blazkowicz, an American soldier who has to take down the Nazis, now armed with knowledge of the occult. Along with the usual cannon fodder infantry, there were zombies, monsters and much more.
Often criticized for its violence, Wolfenstein 3D nevertheless became one of the most popular games of all time and spawned many sequels. The most recent of which was simply called Wolfenstein, released in 2009 by Raven Software to positive reviews. It’s been 4 years now with nary a mention of a sequel, until now! In a surprise announcement, Bethesda SoftWorks revealed that a new game in the franchise called Wolfenstein: The New Order will release by the end of this year.
Taking place in an alternate reality 1960 where the Nazis won World War 2, Wolfenstein: The New Order once again puts you into the shoes of William “B.J.” Blazkowicz, who is tasked with taking down the baddies. Not much has been revealed regarding the plot, but rest assured there’s going to be big guns and big monsters. This time around, developing duties are being taken over by a new studio called MachineGames, which was founded by the developers of the excellent Chronicles of Riddick games.
Wolfenstein: The New Order will hit stores in Q4 2013 and will be available for PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and next generation consoles. We’ll probably see more of the game during E3 2013 in June, so stay tuned for more updates. Drop us a line with what you think about this upcoming game of 2013 and here’s the reveal trailer for Wolfenstein: The New Order!