It's long past time we got a decent Wolfenstein . …hey, that rhymes, doesn't it?
Today, Bethesda Softworks, a ZeniMax Media company, has announced Wolfenstein: The New Order , a new shooter scheduled to release in Q4 2013. In development at MachineGames, the title seeks to offer players "a gripping and dramatic experience," and the debut announcement trailer has premiered at GameSpot .
If you're not familiar with MachineGames, the studio is apparently comprised of "seasoned developers known for creating compelling, critically-acclaimed story-driven games." The New Order is a re-imagining of the franchise that started it all; if you've forgotten, the original Wolfenstein is credited as being the very first FPS. It didn't even have a Y-axis at the time but hey, it was pretty special. Now, this reboot – if that is indeed what it is – seeks to reclaim lost glory. Said MachineGames creative director Jens Matthies:
"We are excited to bring a new chapter of Wolfenstein to gamers everywhere. As fans of the series, working on this game is an honor, and our team is driven to create an unforgettable action-adventure experience that will make FPS fans proud."
The last Wolfenstein didn't turn out too well, but I distinctly recall loving Return to Castle Wolfenstein on the Xbox. That game was great . And yes, if you're wondering, the new title is slated for both current and next-gen consoles as well as PC.
Related Game(s): Wolfenstein: The New Order