Wolfenstein Videogame Announcement Bingo

By Alec Meer on May 7th, 2013 at 2:00 pm.

IMAGE UPDATED

Word on the grapevine (Twitter) has it that there’ll be some big, noisy game announcement at 2pm, but at the time of writing I have no idea what it would be because no-one tells me anything. Probably because RPS has insulted pretty much everyone by now, but oh well. In the aim of providing vaguely timely news, I have pre-written the below post ready to have relevant keywords inserted and/or removed once I find out what the game in question is. Let’s see how well I do! Edit – nailed it.

[GAME NAME]WOLFENSTEIN: THE NEW ORDER is a REMAKE/SEQUEL/REBOOT/RIVAL/
HOMAGE
OF/TO [OLD GAME NAME] WOLFENSTEIN 3D, developed by [COMPANY NAME] MACHINE GAMES and to be published by [COMPANY NAME] BETHESDA.

It will be available on CONSOLES THAT NO-ONE OWNS YET/HOPEFULLY PC TOO/THE OLD CONSOLES. It has ALIENS/ZOMBIES/NAZIS/FOREIGNERS/ROBOTS/MISCELLANEOUS
MONSTERS
in it. It will be out in 2013/2014/2015/WHEN IT’S READY.

[THIS SPACE TO BE FILLED BY STUFF, ONCE I KNOW STUFF.]

Games journalism.

Edit: It’s by MachineGames, some of whom were formerly the Starbreeze team who made Riddick. “Wolfenstein: The New Order is scheduled for release on Xbox 360┬« video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation┬«3 computer entertainment system, PC, and next generation consoles.” It is a first-person shooter. No shit.

Edit 2: Reveal trailer and stuff on Gamespot. “The New Order is set in 1960 after the Nazis won World War II. Gamers play as the familiar American war hero B.J. Blazkowicz and are tasked with launching an “impossible counter-offensive” against the Nazi powers that have taken over the world. Set in Europe, The New Order will have players infiltrating Nazi strongholds and battling legions of enemies, while taking control of “super weapons” that the Nazis have used to dominate earth–“and beyond,” Bethesda teased”.

Edit 3: Ooh, embed code

Late 2013, on PC and stuff.

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  1. empyrion says:

    Oh no… While I’m not opposed to this kind of game by any means, can’t we just have it called something else than Wolfenstein? What is up with all these ‘reboots’ that have almost nothing to do with the original games? Are new words so hard to come up with?

  2. MeestaNob says:

    NAZI-STAR: CRAPTACULAR!

    -face

  3. sabasNL says:

    Nazi Germans (Obvious)
    Nazi Aliens (Metal Slug)
    Nazi Zombies (Call of Duty)
    Nazi Dinos (Dino D-Day)
    Nazi Spacefarers (Iron Sky)
    Nazi Robots (Wolfenstein)

    A strange evolution, I must say. I like the uniformed, gasmask’d, evil, bad-ass, sci-fi, cool-German-accent-having Nazis better than the robots I think…

  4. E_FD says:

    Every time I’m reminded that the Wolfenstein 3D hero is named B.J. Blazkowicz, I wonder if/when we’ll get that big Commander Keen revival we all deserve.

  5. ten_six says:

    why does this remind me of Iron Sky?

    • TheIronSky says:

      Because I’m rather handsome and pre-rendered.

      I’m also a robot.

    • sabasNL says:

      Because Iron Sky revived the “Nazi popculture”. There hasn’t been any good games, movies or books with that theme as of lately. (Last Wolfenstein was no good and CoD’s Nazi Zombies has turned into Zombies)