Bethesda and Zenimax have announced the return of the Wolfenstein series with Wolfenstein: The New Order.
The game is being developed by MachineGames and is a “reimagining of this franchise” offering a “gripping and dramatic experience”. Players once again take on the role of B.J. Blazkowicz who has been given the almost impossible task to stop Nazi global domination. The year is 1960 and the Nazis won WWII.
MachineGames was set up in 2009 by founding members of Starbreeze and has worked on titles such as The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher’s Bay.
“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.”
To accompany the announcement a trailer has been released which shows that this game certainly looks very different to what you may have expected with the production of an “army of steel”. Yes, there’s giant robot soldiers , and as the trailer says, it’s time to “rewrite history”.
The game is due for release on PC some time in Q4 of this year.