Bethesda announces Wolfenstein: The New Order trailer, screenshots, gameplay info, & more

If you’re an old school FPS fan, chances are you’ve blasted away Nazi’s as B.J. Blazkowicz. The Wolfenstein series has enjoyed an overall successful run since it’s creation in 1992 and is finally getting a new entry in the series. Bethesda announced Wolfenstein: The New Order, developed by swedish game studio Machine Games. No gameplay video exists yet, but Bethesda released a teaser trailer which reveals a bit about the game’s tone and themes…

We also know that Machine Games used id Software’s ID Tech 5 engine and that it’s based in alternate universe version of 1960. Read the Wolfenstein: The New Order press release below…

The year is 1960 and the Nazi’s have won World War II. War hero B.J. Blazkowicz must launch an impossible counter-offensive against the monstrous Nazi regime that has conquered the globe.

Intense, cinematic and rendered in stunning detail with id® Software’s id Tech® 5 engine, Wolfenstein sends players across Europe on a mission to bring down the Nazi war machine. Infiltrate their most heavily guarded facilities, battle high-tech Nazi legions, and take control of super-weapons that have conquered the earth — and beyond. Wolfenstein is under development at MachineGames, a studio comprised of a seasoned group of developers recognized for their work creating award-winning games.

Wolfenstein: The New Order is scheduled for release in Q4 2013 on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC, and next generation consoles. And Beginning today, additional details about the game will be revealed in a series of exclusive feature stories with

Wolfenstein®: The New Order™ is a fictional story set in an alternate universe in the 1960’s. Names, characters, organizations, locations and events are either imaginary or depicted in a fictionalized manner. The story and contents of this game are not intended to and should not be construed in any way to condone, glorify or endorse the beliefs, ideologies, events, actions, persons or behavior of the Nazi regime or to trivialize its war crimes, genocide and other crimes against humanity.

Gamespot also did a feature describing the gameplay although they were unable to show the gameplay. Here’s what they said about the gameplay specifically…

  • Heavy feeling, 1960’s sci-fi weapons including a laser turret
  • Sliding feature allows you to quick get to cover, although there is no “cover mechanic”
  • Gameplay will encourage constant movement
  • Story driven, first person action adventure
  • Exploration and searching for features will happen alongside fast paced combat
  • Explore the Berlin catacombs in an underwater machine
  • Some robot enemies including robotic dogs and mecha suits
  • Interactive NPCs
  • Leaning feature allows you to shoot in unusual angles
  • Multiple choice scenarios
  • Single player only, no multiplayer

Wolfenstein: The New Order game screenshots & concept art via Gamespot…

Wolfenstein: The New Order trailer sceens…

From what we’ve seen, Wolfenstein: The New Order looks like it could be one of the best games this year. We’re really looking forward to it, although I’m a bit bummed there will be no multiplayer. Wolfenstein: The New Order is being developed by Machine Games and published by Bethesda. It’s due for a release date sometime late in 2013 for Xbox 360, Playstation 3, PC and next generation consoles (presumably including PS4).

Wolfenstein Official Website

Gameplay impressions and developer commentary on Gamespot

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