Rockville, MD -- Bethesda Softworks announced a new title, Wolfenstein: The New Order, an action-adventure shooter slated for release in Q4 2013. The game is being developed by MachineGames, a studio comprised of seasoned developers known for creating compelling, critically-acclaimed story-driven games. Wolfenstein has been widely credited for helping establish and popularize the first-person shooter genre, and Wolfenstein: The New Order is a reimagining of this franchise – offering players a gripping and dramatic experience. The official announcement trailer can be seen at Gamespot.com.
Wolfenstein: The New Order is scheduled for release on Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation3 computer entertainment system, PC, and next generation consoles. Additional details about the game will be revealed in a series of exclusive feature stories with Gamespot.com beginning on Wednesday, May 8th.
“We are excited to bring a new chapter of Wolfenstein to gamers everywhere,” said Jens Matthies, creative director at MachineGames. “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 game’s newly revealed announcement trailer, an ominous introduction created by Psyop and AKQA, is set in the an alternate 1960s Wolfenstein reality universe where the Nazi war machine has taken over the globe.
Viewers are taken through a sinister factory production line while images of collapsing national landmarks superimposed over gleaming, metallic surfaces allude to the toppling of the world’s democratic nations. As the camera pulls through an evil robotic eye, an army of massive, weaponized robots tower over a the game’s solitary hero – BJ Blaskowicz.