Wolfenstein: BJ Vs The Magical Nazis Trailer

By Jim Rossignol on March 21st, 2009 at 12:08 pm.


Well, that’s what the trailer should have been titled. Actually it’s more about the goofy occult horror angle of the reworked shooter, showing off the reality-hopping “veil” effects and the green-emitting monsters that Nazi scientists have created to destroy Freedom, jazz and apple pie. There are also impossibly large guns. That’s right: it’s Wolfenstein, it’s coming this summer, and it’s a first-person shooter videogame. We like those.


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  1. Optimaximal says:

    The vid’s broken, but I’ve read PCZone’s article on the game and it’s safe too say I can be coloured unimpressed (or green, I dunno).
    Medal of Honour: Airbourne did the WW2 free-form game play a while back and Soul Reaver beat them to the dimension hoping 10 years ago.

  2. Senethro says:

    I think it looks good but am more interested in the multiplayer. The Wolfenstein “community” apparently has already decided that this game will fail because the MP is not a carbon copy of RTCW/W:ET. But then they’re a small, noisy echo-chamber that hates everything. I wonder how they’ll react when they hear that the MP part of the game is made on the Great Satan, the ETQW engine.

  3. Tei says:

    I like it. This smell like a very good FPS. And a very good FPS is like having a good wine, a pipe, and a blond. What more a men can ask to life?.

    Also, It smell like this one will have some powerfull feel weapons. I absolutelly want more sniper autoguns, ligthing rays gun, and other pseudo-WW superweapons.

  4. Xercies says:

    Was that the BFG in there? Hmm looks old school.

  5. ShiroGamer says:

    its looking good
    coulda been better i suppose

    but did u guys notice that there was no PC logo at the end of the trailer ?

  6. Mil says:

    If they are going to combine the two biggest FPS setting clichés (namely horror and WWII), I hope they don’t make the game too serious. That would be a real turn-off.

  7. Turin Turambar says:

    “The vid’s broken, but I’ve read PCZone’s article on the game and it’s safe too say I can be coloured unimpressed (or green, I dunno).
    Medal of Honour: Airbourne did the WW2 free-form game play a while back and Soul Reaver beat them to the dimension hoping 10 years ago.”

    Oh well, i think no one said they are making a revolution in gaming. But i think it can be a good game, if they implement all this well.

  8. Smurfy says:

    Coool.

  9. derFeef says:

    It looks medicore tbh – a freaky Call of Duty.
    I also dont understand why they put in the same feature as in singularity (alternate reality).

  10. Heliocentric says:

    @Tei
    Blonde, srsly? The whole game sounds like arse and style of hype its trying to build means they intend to ride that harder than critical acclaim. I’ll try a demo of course, but otherwise? GTFO

  11. Theoban says:

    Well I suppose I’ll have to buy this, simply because any game with a zeppelin in it can’t be all bad.

  12. Alistair says:

    Good grief – this was like a montage of clips from 15 different games from the last 15 years. I hope the dimension hopping adds a lot, because the rest of it has been recycled too – many – times…

  13. derFeef says:

    I just watched the singularity trailer again. And its almost the same like this. LOL why dont they just make one good game?! Nooo, instead they make 2 medicore games.

  14. Serenegoose says:

    looked kinda fun to be honest, but nothing that’s going to rock my world. seems that’s the way id have tended since RTCW. appropriate really. I might pick it up when it drops down in price, it doesn’t look worth a £30-35 entry fee. (though the thought of paying £35 for any videogame that doesn’t come with a godsdamn map is absurd.)

  15. MetalCircus says:

    Well, PC elitism aside, IT LOOKS FUN! Remember what that is? Anyway, I hope it’s as utterly silly as RTCW, with fire breathing nazi zombies n’ all.

  16. Optimaximal says:

    Well I suppose I’ll have to buy this, simply because any game with a zeppelin in it can’t be all bad.

    Turning Point: Fall of Liberty had Zeppelins.

  17. Smee says:

    Why does BJ Blazkowicz look like Max Payne?

  18. jalf says:

    I’m with Theobans. Zeppelins => automatic buy.

    Apart from that, some of the locations looked pretty sweet. I for one appreciate that it’s not all concrete bunkers and mud.
    I can just about live with Yet Another WW2 game as long as they promise to actually give me more interesting settings than sand, mud, shot-up buildings and big bunkers. Based on the trailer alone, this could easily beat Call of Duty for that single reason. Of course, once we include the actual gameplay, things may change, but judging gameplay from video trailers is usually not a good idea, so let’s wait and see. Visually, it looks appeaking. That’s a good start, at least.

  19. Tworak says:

    looks terrrrrrrible. that engine sucks as well. and your mum

  20. Heliocentric says:

    My favourite games are fps’s with zombies, barrels and terrain. 7/10

    10/10 for the special edition with the cloth map

  21. Roflgoat says:

    I love it how a Nazi summons a Simon Says from the ground.

  22. Idle Threats & Bad Poetry says:

    The only thing I thought was interesting was the gun that turns Nazis to ash before they fly apart. It reminded me of Sarah Conner’s nightmare in Terminator 2.

    Apart from that, there was nothing exciting or remarkable about the video. The howling skull at the end of the video was especially disappointing. It had me thinking, “Is that the best monster you’ve got?”

    Trailers are supposed to get the gamers excited, but the trailer didn’t even give me a feel for why I was supposed to want to change dimensions anyhow.

    @Optimaximal: The pre-rendered, cinematic trailer for Turning Point was awesome and exciting. I didn’t hear much about the game after it was released, so I’ll assume it wasn’t that great.

  23. Marty Dodge says:

    No PC version= epic fail.

  24. Tei says:

    @Helio: Is my opinion, and I could be wrong, and this become a stupid linear game with quick time events. But I think there could be some good map design, some good weapons design.. and on the bone and metal, that is a FPS, a good set of maps and weapons to shot things. Again, I could be wrong.

  25. SirKicksalot says:

    Tei, it’s a semi-open-world game (think Stalker) with upgrades and money and missons and stuff.

  26. PaulMorel says:

    So bad it’s good.

  27. Post Maker says:

    I’ll side with Roflgoat in that seeing a white Morpheus summon up that otherwordly Simon Says is a highlight of the trailer. It even requires angry evil metal claws just to hold it in place! Imagine the power you could unleash by getting all the button presses correct!

    That being said, the game looks like what I’d expect from an occult-themed World War II FPS; silly, stupid, over-the-top and fun. Big guns, nonsense plot, ridiculous premise, the works. It’s okay for a game to be dumb, you guys!

    Did anyone else catch the monster committing suicide? It hapens right after the “gun that turns people to ash, but still lets them scream” section. He just pounds his little fist on a generator or a gas tank of some sort and everything blows up.

  28. Reverend Speed says:

    BJ looks less Aryan. More Captain Scarlet.

    Also Soulreaver 4 EVAR. Now THOSE were story games.

  29. Mo says:

    Looks awesome in that silly, over-the-top way.

  30. SlappyBag says:

    I think people are forgetting that this is Wolfenstien we are talking about, it never really took itself seriously.

  31. Skurmedel says:

    As always, gamers are quick to write off a game based on a single trailer.

  32. Lachlan says:

    I think “entertainingly mad” sums it up. I look forward to it.

  33. Chaz says:

    Whilst I don’t expect it will rock my world, it looks like it will be jolly good fun none the less, much like RTCW was.

  34. El_MUERkO says:

    I don’t think it looks that good, the visuals lack a lot of the polish I’ve seen in other recent shooters.

  35. Sam C says:

    The community is ecstatic: http://www.crossfire.nu/?x=news&mode=item&id=4556

    Here’s an “insightful” comment from that “community”.

    im pretty blown away
    AWAY FROM THAT SHIT GAME
    RTCW2 SP = COD with retarded veil aka bullettime 8DDDD
    COD features included:
    [x] iron sight
    [x] rifles
    [x] sprint
    [x] nade throwing
    [x] MP40 sounds
    [x] compass/icons
    [x] 333 ammo reserve
    [x] weapon upgrades
    [x] bash with weapons (instead of oldsql foot kick) XDDDD
    evolution of RTCW indeed
    ETQW was ripoff of BF2345, now RTCW2 is ripoff of COD, great job ID.

  36. Sam C says:

    Just in case it wasn’t clear, apparently having rifles, grenades, sprinting and a compass means your game is Call of Duty.

    Wait, what?

  37. Tertiee says:

    Why does the user think id is making this game? It seems that Raven is doing most of the work while id is just supervising the use of its IP.

  38. Turin Turambar says:

    This game doesn’t seem to have a good reception between gamers. Things i have read on the net:

    -”It’s too much like CoD clone but with supernatural stuff and bullet time. Bleh, unoriginal.”
    -”Too much supernatural, in the previous RTCW wasn’t so overwhelming. Also they are copying CoD with ironsight and melee attack and all that!”
    -Outdated engine, why are they bothering to release this old crap!

    So: it’s too diferent, it’s not enough different, it’s too liner, it’s not enough linear, etc etc. And it doesn’t have super graphics so whatever, it’s not AAA.

  39. cheeba says:

    What is it about community members of almost anything (and especially those who frequent series/genre-specific forums) that make me want to completely disassociate myself from anything they’ve ever talked about? And optionally gouge out my own eyes.

  40. Pags says:

    BJ looks less Aryan. More Captain Scarlet.

    Why has no-one made a Captain Scarlet game yet?!

  41. Nick says:

    Because he was indestructable.

  42. Rhontos says:

    Well COD stole the entire FPS idea from Wolfenstein 3D, so lets call it even.

  43. kit89 says:

    To be honest, it looks like a good game. Only time will tell.

  44. Okami says:

    Nazis, Zombies, weird science.. That’s the stuff games should be about. Not running through the woods as a little goth girl.

  45. grimman says:

    The short and essential checklist:
    [x] Apparent lack of PC version

    Bam, instant no-buy. Thank you, come again!

  46. Sam C says:

    @grimman
    I’m pretty sure it’s still coming out for the PC, the PC logo shows up on the official site, if not on this trailer.

  47. pilou says:

    I’m much more interested in Rage and its IDTech 5.

    This is Doom 3 engine from 2004, but without the great shadowing. Boo. Hopefully the gameplay will be pure FPS fun.

  48. ShiroGamer says:

    Rage is a 2009 2010-ish release

    so gimme this 2 keep me busy :)

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