Wolfenstein Is Coming Back With Mechs In Wolfenstein: The New Order

By Eugene . February 20, 2014 . 10:01am

 

There would be no Halo, no Call of Duty, no Battlefield, and certainly no Titanfall if not for the actions of the brave and few long ago. Now, it’s time for one of them to return to us in the form of Wolfenstien: The New Order.

 

This is going to be interesting to keep an eye on, primarily because most of those who  would remember the early games in the series fondly are now playing first-person shooters which have evolved dramatically in the past two decades. Also, this one has big, hulking mechs. That you can ride in.

 

 

For a series not exactly renowned for storytelling—it’s about players being B. J. Blazkowitz and blowing the living hell out of every Nazi around, generally—it seems the story of New Order will pick up in the in-game year of 1960, with Blazkowitz suffering amnesia.

 

That’s speculation, but it’s speculation stemming from careful understanding of the ending of the last game’s escape of big bad General Wilhelm “Deathshead” Strausse and his re-appearance in The New Order at the head of a robot army. That robot army is what swung World War II in Nazi Germany’s favor, eventually granting them full world domination and the completion of the Third Reich. We’re not going to have any of that, though, now that we’re back.

 

 

 

What gameplay we can glean from the decently-long trailer shows off the same fast and frantic firefights that were once a staple of the first-person genre, including the ability to duel wield guns and climb into the hulks themselves. There are cybernetic and even fully-robotic canines  as well as troops to fight, a sign the Nazi’s have somehow gained a lead in the race for technology, and a sign of some really cool fights.

 

 

 

What we really want to know though is if The New Order will bring back the amazingly awesome, and still very cool Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory multiplayer features, and if we’ll ever see Mecha-Hitler again.

 

We’ll find out soon enough, as Wolfenstein: The New Order begins May 20th in the US and May 23rd in Europe on PC, PlayStation 3 and 4, and Xbox 360 and Xbox One.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

    I need this game so badly. XD

    • Ni ~Algidus~

      WE need this so badly, brother. WE
      !!

  • Kaihedgie

    Color me interested

  • Ni ~Algidus~

    DOOM BETA WOOOW :O

  • z_merquise

    Wolfenstein is the actual grand-daddy of first person shooters before Doom made it popular.

    This look so cool. It still retain the “pulp-comics” style that the old Wolfenstein game had.

    • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

      I love that B.J.’s eyes are blue like in the original Wolfenstein. They need to have an alternate UI with his face on the bottom, and his eyes shifting left and right every now and then.

      • z_merquise

        That would be pretty cool if they add that. It would be a nice nostalgia/fan-service to those who played the old Wolfenstein and Doom.

      • Kevin Schwarz

        Add the blood and bruises on the face when you are hurt to make a classic wolfenstein and doom feature, and bring back the nostalgia!

  • Happy Gamer

    HoHoHo this looks great!!!!

  • Armane

    Are mechs going to be the new zombies?

    • Tinye

      I don’t see an issue as long as there aren’t any more zombies… I hope zombies DIE!.. again…

  • Guest

    Good to see this being single-player only, hopefully this will be fast-paced, I really couldn’t tell from the trailer.

  • ReidHershel

    Great game PLUS Doom 4 beta? I’M IN!

  • Tom_Phoenix

    I wonder how many people realise that the games before Wolfenstein 3D were actually stealth games.

    Anyway, unfortunately, I haven’t been very impressed with what I’ve heard about the game so far. It seems way too scripted for its own good. I can only hope that it is just a bad first impression.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIhTULSEAZQ

  • Sav

    can’t go wrong with a new wolfen.

    and where the nazi’s won like they should have.

    can’t wait to see some footage of this new doom.

    • Kevin Schwarz

      Like they should have? Gotta be a joke! …but in the video game universe, that would be acceptable for the sake of fun. IRL, nobody in their right mind would think they “should have won WWII…”

      • 0nsen

        Depends on your perspective. All that hate against the Nazis is basically just ~70 years worth of propaganda against them. I mean,.. can you honestly say that the guys that run your country don’t commit crimes against humanity behind your backs on a scale even bigger than what the Nazis did? I can’t.

        And just imagine what would’ve happened if von Braun or whoever it was completed the nuclear bomb earlier.. it wouldn’t have hit Hiroshima and Nagasaki, but New York and Washington instead.

  • WyattEpp

    Was shoe-horning a romance subplot into Wolfenstein (of all things!) _really_ necessary?

    • 0nsen

      Seeing as B.J. is the grandfather of Commander Keen. Yes. It was necessary at some point.

  • Kai2591

    Been waiting for this

  • Kevin Schwarz

    Okay, this game gotta be a hit! The fanbase is there already. We are sick of CoD and Battlefield, even though the last ones were okay, WE ARE sick of those franchises. Giving them a rest, wolfenstein will bring back the joy!

  • psfam

    This game looks amazing. Add another to my wishlist.

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