If you’re like me and get excited at the mere mention of the Wolfenstein franchise, then Bethesda has some great news for you. Today, the company announced a “new chapter” in the series called Wolfenstein: The New Order, due to launch this Q4 – probably in November alongside the multitude of other game franchises that happen to release new titles then.
The press release states that developer MachineGames is creating a “reimagining” of the series, which can be taken as something great or scary, depending on how attuned you’ve been to Wolfenstein gameplay and environments up to this point. In the first official trailer, exclusively published through GameSpot and seen below, there’s a lot of machinery, so this iteration of the series looks to be a little more technologically advanced than what we’ve seen before.
MachineGames was founded by previous employees at Starbreeze Studios, responsible for titles such as the fantastic Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay and The Darkness, and also the love-it-or-hate-it Syndicate.
One of the more interesting aspects of The New Order is that it will be the third game to be released using id Tech 5; the first being Rage and second, Doom 3: BFG Edition. Currently, Bethesda has plans to release the game for the PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and “next generation consoles” (Wii U appears to be out of the picture).