July 21st, 2017

Wolfenstein: The New Order trailer claims there’s nowhere to run

Wolfenstein: The New Order trailer claims there’s nowhere to run
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This is probably a kindly old man who helps teach BJ Blazkowicz the meaning of taking things slow and enjoying your life, and goes on a fun-filled road trip with BJ Blazkowicz towards the end of the game when they finally learn to trust and respect each other. He’s almost certainly not an evil, atrocity-committing Nazi.

I’m quite keen on this trend of using old songs as music for game trailers. First there was Dark Souls 2 with Jethro Tull, and now we’ve got Wolfenstein: The New Order with Martha & The Vandellas. Or a cover. I’m not actually sure; it’s been awhile since I’ve listened to Motown.

I’m a little less keen on the trailer itself, but only a little less. There’s some nice stuff in there and – if the trailer’s to be believed – the game itself looks like an entertaining FPS blaster. As soon as the talking starts, though, I can’t help but think of basically any recent military shooter, and if your game’s dialogue is reminding me of Call of Duty: Ghosts

Still, we’ll see how the actual game itself shapes up. Perhaps it’ll be more excellent bits like that train scene, and less brave American hero soldier gunfight mans. I mean, Bioshock Infinite taught us all how mass-marketing works. Not long until we find out, anyway, as Wolfenstein: The New Order is due out on 20 May.

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  • Tim McDonald

    Tim has been playing PC games for longer than he’s willing to admit. He’s written for a number of publications, but has been with PC Invasion – in all its various incarnations – for over a decade. When not writing things about games, Tim can occasionally be found speedrunning some really terrible ones, making people angry in Dota 2, or playing something obscure and random. He’s also weirdly proud of his status as (probably) the Isle of Man’s only professional games journalist.