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Wolfenstein: The New Order
Wolfenstein: The New Order

PC | PlayStation 3 | PlayStation 4 | Xbox 360 | Xbox One
Genre: First Person Shooter Players: 1 to 0
Developer: MachineGames Official Site: http://www.wolfenstein.com/
Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
Release Date:
20th May 2014
Thursday, 22 May 2014
Post by Eorl @ 04:11pm 22/05/14 | 1 Comments
Thanks to Bethesda and MachineGames, AusGamers has four very cool loot packs to giveaway in celebration of the launch for Wolfenstein: The New Order -- one very limited Panzerhund Edition that includes an 8 inch, fully articulated hand-painted Panzerhund statute, and three merch packs containing a stylish bag, shirt and poster to flaunt in public.

Have we got your interest? All you need to do is simply hit up the competition page and answer the following question in 50 words or less:
If you could create an entirely new gun for Wolfenstein: The New Order, what would it be?
Competition closes on 12:00am 29th May, 2014 so make sure you get your answers in early to secure your chance at winning this awesome looking Panzerhund Edition.

Wolfenstein: The New Order is available now on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
Tuesday, 20 May 2014
Post by Steve Farrelly @ 01:55pm 20/05/14 | 33 Comments
MachineGames' Wolfenstein treatment has been an up-in-the-air prospect ever since it was unveiled. Veteran shooter fans will always be happy to sink their teeth into a game borne from the grandaddy of all shooters, but it's also fondly remembered as a multiplayer goldenchild with Enemy Territory -- a facet The New Order does not carry over.

But it's not all doom and gloom. In fact, all signs point to a solid and enjoyable single-player romp with replayability up the wazoo, thanks to Nathan Lawrence's review of the game for us. We won't mince words, you're better off just reading his.

Click here for our Wolfenstein: The New Order review.
Friday, 16 May 2014
Post by Dan @ 10:28am 16/05/14 | 0 Comments
Ahead of next week's release Bethesda has released the obligatory 'launch trailer' for Wolfenstein: The New Order, and like several prior promotional vids for the game, this one also features a bizzarro version of a well known song, a deustched up polka version of House of the Rising Sun.
Wolfenstein: The New Order - the first-person action-adventure shooter developed by MachineGames - reignites the franchise widely recognized for pioneering the first-person shooter genre. Set in the 1960s, the monstrous Nazi regime has used mysterious advanced technology to win World War II. They now rule the globe with an iron fist. With the help of a small group of resistance fighters, Wolfenstein: The New Order sends you across Europe on a harrowing mission to bring down the Nazi war machine that has conquered Earth – and beyond.
The "beyond" referenced in the blurb there appears to be The Moon. Check it out below.

Wolfenstein: The New Order is due worldwide next Tuesday May 20th 2014 on PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4.

Friday, 2 May 2014
Post by Eorl @ 10:45am 02/05/14 | 17 Comments
Wondering just how well your computer will handle Bethesda's latest addition to the Wolfenstein universe? The developer has revealed the PC system requirements along with console requirements for Wolfenstein: The New Order, and they are definitely something hefty.

Continuing the tradition of the more recent multi-platform games, Wolfenstein is also opting to only support 64-bit operating systems either on Windows 7 or Windows 8/8.1. You'll also be needing an Intel Core i7 or equivalent AMD, 4GB of RAM, 50GB of free HDD space and a GeoForce 460 or ATI Radeon HD 6850 GPU. "High Speed Internet Connection" and a Steam account are also recommended.

Moving to consoles, you'll be requiring a whopping 47GB free to install the game, for both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions. Both platforms also support "voice commands" with Xbox One getting Kinect support for said commands (English, French, Italian, German and Spanish only though). On the past-gen front you'll be looking at hilariously tedious four discs for the Xbox 360 version, with PlayStation 3 gaining one single disc.

Your PC up to scratch? Let us know in the comments on your thoughts about the system requirements.
Wednesday, 30 April 2014
Post by Dan @ 10:13am 30/04/14 | 0 Comments
Owed to its heritage, Wolfenstein: The New Order is presented as a very traditional first person shooter, a finely-tuned one with a few surprises, but pretty vanilla. You can mix it up a little bit however, and one way Bethesda is reminding us that can be accomplished is by opting for "stealth or mayhem":
BJ Blazkowicz is the resistance's best hope of taking down General Deathshead's army, but how will you achieve victory? In our newest gameplay trailer, we provide a look at alternate paths through an early chapter of the game.
Watch the video below for a demonstration or each approach.

Wolfenstein is due to launch in Australia and New Zealand on May 20th on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC.

Monday, 28 April 2014
Post by Dan @ 09:59am 28/04/14 | 7 Comments
Following its live stream of the game's first half hour, publisher Bethesda hosted another Twitch event over the weekend, picking up were they left off for another 20 minute romp through a dystopian future where the Nazis won World War II.

As with the previous video, you probably won't want to watch this if you're looking forward to playing the game fresh, but a large chunk of it is actually footage that we've seen in previous trailers anyway.

According to Bethesda, they'll be hosting one more livestream gameplay event like this, the day before the game's launch on May 19th.

Wolfenstein: The New Order will be launching worldwide for PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One on May 20th.

Tuesday, 22 April 2014
Post by Dan @ 10:53am 22/04/14 | 5 Comments
Bethesda has published a higher quality version of the gameplay session of Wolfenstein: The New Order that was live-streamed by the developers recently on Twitch, offering a look at the first 30 minutes of the upcoming sci-fi WWII shooter in the works at MachineGames.

If you'd rather go in fresh, you probably won't want to watch too much of this one, as it is an uncut look at the game's first half-hour on PC, starting from the launch menu and traversing an extensive Nazi stronghold.

Wolfenstein: The New Order will be launching for PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One come May 20th.

Thursday, 17 April 2014
Post by Eorl @ 10:23am 17/04/14 | 0 Comments
Alternate history Nazi shooter Wolfenstein: The New Order is now available for pre-order via Steam, and to help sweeten the deal Valve has dealt a blow to all hat collectors by offering free Team Fortress 2 headgear to anyone plunking down cash early.

Those who can't quite help themselves in "collecting them all" will find that two TF2 items up for grabs: the Die Regime-Panzerung and the Der Maschinensoldaten-Helm. So classy, yet rather historic for battle in the cartoon world of Team Fortress 2.

Alongside the newly-revealed wearable headgear, a pre-order of Wolfenstein: The New Order also grants players access to a beta of id Software's next entry in the hallowed DOOM franchise. As mentioned previously however, that beta will only be available to PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One pre-orders. Sorry last-gen, looks like we are moving on!

Wolfenstein: The New Order will be launching for PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One come May 20th.
Wednesday, 9 April 2014
Post by Dan @ 09:20am 09/04/14 | 3 Comments
The forthcoming Wolfenstein: The New Order brings series protagonist into an alternate future where the Nazi regime used advanced technology to win World War II and the game's latest promotional trailer wants to remind us of that.
1960. There is no more war. The Nazis control the globe and hope is lost.

But not for everyone. A resourceful team of resistance fighters, led by B.J. Blazkowicz, are fighting back against the Reich forces led by Colonel Deathshead. Learn more about their movement in this all-new gameplay trailer.
Check it out below. Wolfenstein: The New Order is due on May 22nd for PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4.

Thursday, 27 March 2014
Post by Eorl @ 01:15pm 27/03/14 | 2 Comments
Special editions are a normal occurrence in today's video game world, offering a number of extra goodies that usually include an art book or figurine of some sort for that higher price point. Today, Bethesda has announced their Wolfenstein: The New Order Panzerhund Edition that will include a quite large amount of themed-physical content in a very shiny box. Oh, but there is no game included.

Running at the $100 price mark, the edition is limited to 5,000 physical copies, and you’ll get a footlocker-style box containing an assortment of maps, case files, and an x-ray. An 8-inch robotic dog figurine is also included to place on your shelf, which you've probably seen in the numerous trailers and screenshots of the past. Only thing missing is the actual game.

“This collector's edition does not include a copy of the game,” the product description on Bethesda’s site explains. “Keep your pre-order at your favorite retailer and we'll send you these goodies separately—this way we can ship these boxes worldwide and you're not stuck waiting for your game to come along with an oversized, expensively shipped box.”

The special edition also includes 14 postcards from the game's alternate history bound in a pretty display book and three patches to sew onto your leather jacket to make you look even cooler. Even more perplexing than the missing game is the fact that this edition comes with a unique steelbook case. To put your game disc in. Which you need to buy separately.

We've seen a number of quite strange special editions in the past, however this one definitely takes the title as strangest special edition yet. Those eager to purchase the box of goodies can head over to Bethesda's store.

Wednesday, 26 March 2014
Post by Eorl @ 02:15pm 26/03/14 | 0 Comments
Bethesda has revealed that the next saga in the adventures of B.J. Blazkowicz - Wolfenstein: The New Order - will now be launching simultaneously in North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand on Tuesday, May 20th.

Previously slated for a May 22nd date here in Australia, the new release is a welcome change for those eager to jump back into the boots of Wolfenstein's quite fast-paced FPS combat.
Currently under development at MachineGames, Wolfenstein: The New Order, the first-person action-adventure shooter, reignites the franchisewidely recognized for pioneering the first-person shooter genre. Set in the1960s, the monstrous Nazi regime has used mysterious advanced technology to win World War II. They now rule the globe with an iron fist.Wolfenstein: The New Order sends you across Europe on a harrowing mission to bring down the Nazi war machine.
As an added bonus, anyone who goes about pre-ordering the game will be invited to access the DOOM beta with their copy of Wolfenstein: The New Order. More info on that one can be found over here, though sadly no word yet on what exactly this new DOOM will be about. Hopefully the wait was worth it.

Wolfenstein: The New Order will be launching for PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.
Friday, 21 March 2014
Post by Dan @ 11:35am 21/03/14 | 0 Comments
Bethesda has released two new promotional videos for Wolfenstein: The New Order, the forthcoming single-player shooter in the works at Sweden-based MachineGames.

The first clip is a segment of scripted gameplay from early in the game that should give players a good idea of the tone and delivery of the game's storytelling, as protagonist BJ Blazkowicz has an unpleasant Nazi encounter in the dining cart on a moving train headed to Berlin.

The second is a developer diary style video that looks to be the first in a "Know Your Devs" series of interview profiles with various members of the MachineGames team. In this particular clip, Narrative Designer Tommy Tordsson Björk describes his role at at the studio and the creation of the aforementioned train sequence. Watch both below.

Wolfenstein: The New Order is due on May 22nd for PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4.



Thursday, 27 February 2014
Post by Dan @ 02:28pm 27/02/14 | 2 Comments
MachineGames looks to be continuing the id tech engine's legacy of both visual fidelity and smooth framerates with the upcoming Wolfenstein: The New Order, as publisher Bethesda has reportedly confirmed that both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of the game will be running 60 frames per second at a full 1080p resolution (source: GamingBolt.

Xbox One owners should find the news particularly encouraging after several multi-platform games have had to compromise overall screen resolution in order to achieve the same frame-rate performance as their PlayStation 4 offerings. PC gamers should then also be able to safely expect the game to function quite well on higher spec machines.

Wolfenstein: The New Order is due on May 23 for PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4.
Tuesday, 25 February 2014
Post by Dan @ 12:08pm 25/02/14 | 9 Comments
A new round of preview coverage for the upcoming Wolfenstein: The New Order hit the tubes today with an assortment of international publications sharing their updated thoughts on the game in commentary over official video b-roll. Some of the game footage offered are older gameplay segments and in-game cut-scenes, but there's a few new sections on show that are worth a look for anyone following the latest adventure of BJ Blaskowitz and the Nazi regime.

Watch Eurogamer's clip below for what is probably the best look at the new footage as they don't talk over it quite as much as others, but you'll also find similar coverage at other outlets such as Adam Sessler's commentary for Rev3, Game Front and GameTrailers.

Wolfenstein: The New Order is due on May 23 for PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4.

Thursday, 20 February 2014
Post by trog @ 07:55am 20/02/14 | 13 Comments
Bethesda have released a new trailer for the next saga in the adventures of B.J. Blazkowicz - Wolfenstein: The New Order. The trailer sets the scene at some point in an alternate timeline where things didn't go all that well for the allies, and ze Third Reich has run rampant over the rest of the world. The game is due to land in May of this year.

The game was recently classified by our friendly classification board to have an R18+ Rating because of "high impact themes and violence, blood and gore", all of which you will see in the trailer below.

Oh, and if you're into that sort of thing, they're offering access to the beta of the next Doom game if you pre-order. No other information on that other than it'll be out later.

Thanks to @zZushin for pointing it out.

Tuesday, 1 October 2013
Post by Steve Farrelly @ 03:35pm 01/10/13 | 0 Comments
Recently we had a chance to chat with MachineGames' Andreas Öjerfors about their debut game as a wholly-owned Bethesda studio -- Wolfenstein: The New Order.

The game was recently delayed into 2014 and it was announced that it would also be releasing on next-gen systems, but still feature no multiplayer. We ask Andreas about the decision to stick to a single-player only offering as well as what it was like to build such a dark and terrifying world with The New Order.

"From the very beginning, we’ve had a very clear vision of what we wanted to do," Andreas told us. "It started out when the directors went over to id Software’s office in Texas, and spent three weeks there. They started out by finding, or agreeing on, what is the core of Wolfenstein? Then they worked (the directors of MachineGames, worked) for three weeks, finding the core of the game mechanics, the story, and the different environments to get to -- because it’s a game where you go all over the world."

Click here for our full MachineGames interview feature.
Friday, 30 August 2013
Post by Steve Farrelly @ 11:17am 30/08/13 | 3 Comments
Bethesda gave AusGamers a chance to get hands-on with Wolfenstein: The New Order at both E3 and Gamescom this year, the experience from both of which is compiled in one handy hands-on preview for you today.

While this new Wolfenstein has sparked some dialogue among fans for its lack of a multiplayer mode, developer MachineGames, which is made up of ex-Starbreeze members, has a stronger pedigree in solid single-player design, all of which I'm happy to report has made it through in leaps and bounds with The New Order.

Click here for our Wolfenstein: The New Order hands-on preview.
Monday, 5 August 2013
Post by Dan @ 01:02pm 05/08/13 | 4 Comments
The next instalment in the granddaddy first person shooter franchise Wolfenstein has been delayed into 2014, but the game was still on show to press at Bethesda's recent QuakeCon 2013 event in Dallas, and a few new screenshots from the game have since surfaced.

Wolfenstein: The New Order promises a more contemporary chapter on the tale of BJ Blazkowicz and the nazis of World War II, bringing the battle ahead into an alternate reality 1960s where history's favourite villains control the Earth. The game is being built on id Software's id Tech 5 engine, last seen in the visually-impressive Rage. Check out the new screens below.

Friday, 2 August 2013
Post by Dan @ 09:39am 02/08/13 | 0 Comments
Originally slated for a Q4 2013 launch, the upcoming Wolfenstein: The New Order has reportedly been pushed back into 2014 due to next-gen challenges. Speaking with Bethesda VP Pete Hines at QuakeCon, Polygon has a little more insight:
"Working on next-gen and current gen definitely has an impact, you're developing for two different things," Hines said. "The fact that the next-gen stuff is still moving is also definitely a factor. But the most important thing was definitely just looking where it was at, what they needed to polish. Because it's just not trying to be a shooter, because it's trying to be a shooter that also has driving elements, story elements, narrative, stealth sections — each one of those has to be excellent. It's not just like we're making a shooter, where if the shooting is good, then all 16 hours of the game will be good because it's all we're doing.

"We didn't just want to do a one-note Wolfenstein game," Hines added. "We wanted to make something that brought in all these elements, and as it turns out, the polish time you spend on the shooting stuff has no impact on what it feels like in the stealth part."
Wolfenstein: The New Order is still expected to get some stage time at this weekend's QuakeCon event in Dallas, so we'll likely still see something new from the game soon, which is still in the works for PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 4.
Friday, 14 June 2013
Post by Dan @ 10:42am 14/06/13 | 3 Comments
Bethesda are showing both MachineGames' first person shooter franchise revival Wolfenstein: The New Order, and Tango Gameworks' Surivial Horror game The Evil Within at their E3 2013 booth, and a few publications have gotten a hold of some gameplay footage to go along with video interviews.

The Bethesda Blog has preview roundups for both Wolfenstein, and The Evil within, and video interviews with IGN, GameSpot, and Adam Sessler's Q&As in the Rev3 interviews offer the most insight, but it's PlayStation Blog that looks to have the most complete gameplay footage of the sections of each game being demonstrated --taking a live-feed from the show floor-- so check those two out, embedded below.

The Evil Within is slated for a 2014 launch on PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation and PlayStation 4, and Wolfenstein: The New Order is due on the same platforms in Q4 2013.