And that means I’m running out of time to produce really bad Wolfenstein puns.
That’s right, Wolfenstein: The New Order releases on Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PC this Tuesday, May 20th. We’ll be getting ready for launch tomorrow with a one-hour livestream on Twitch.TV/Bethesda. Tune in on Monday at 2 PM EST!
Want to see more of Wolfenstein in action? In addition to our archived streams on the Bethesda Twitch channel, I had the opportunity to stream the game live for several sites last week. See my humbling demise during one checkpoint at GameTrailers, my Dikembe Mutombo impression at Polaris, and a near-perfect playthrough for Machinima — only to be spoiled by letting my own explosive destroy me.
But enough about me — there’s plenty other places to learn more about the game — highlighted by Russ Pitts’ in-depth feature for Polygon on MachineGames. In a recent trip to the Swedish studio, Pitts learned about the quiet brilliance of Jens Matthies and Jerk Gustafsson, about their underground fight club, and how their work on the beloved franchise came to be. Here’s a sampling…
“Matthies and his team believed they were in Mesquite to pitch id on what they’d do with the Wolfenstein IP. As it turned out, id wanted to pitch Machine Games on the id Tech 5 engine. Willits and Co. just assumed the creators of The Darkness and Riddick would do all right byWolfenstein, and that faith motivated the Machine developers to go home to Uppsala and get it right.”
In other Wolf news, be sure to visit these links.
- Examiner’s Manny Vivas goes head-to-head with Jens Matthies to learn more about the game in an all-new interview.
- Indy hates Nazis and so does everyone else. Gamespot knows this and looks at why it’s so fun to take down Nazis in video games.
- “Absolutely Beautiful!” That what The Daily Crate says in their review of Dark Horse’s “The Art of Wolfenstein”.
Finally, a couple videos you’ll want to watch!
The Onion considers alternate histories we didn’t think of.
CollectorsEdition.org opens up our collection of Wolfenstein goodies — The Panzerhund Edition!
IGN gives a humorous look at everything you should know about the game.