The FPS legend that started it all returns this May! Today we’re excited to announce that Wolfenstein: The New Order will release on Tuesday, May 20th in North America and throughout Europe on Friday, May 23rd. And as a bonus to everyone that pre-orders, we will be letting you into the beta for the next DOOM game!
Wolfenstein marks the first Bethesda-published game to arrive on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and will also be available on PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3. Developed by MachineGames, a studio comprised of a seasoned group of developers recognized for their work creating story-driven games, Wolfenstein: The New Order is a reimagining of the FPS franchise from id Software. The game offers a deep game narrative packed with action, adventure and first-person combat rendered in stunning detail with id® Software’s id Tech® 5 engine. And typical of a classic Wolfenstein game, expect plenty of hidden secrets, too.
Wolfenstein: The New Order once again centers around the series’ iconic war hero, B.J. Blazkowicz and this time faces alternate version of the 1960s in which the Nazis won World War II. As the only man capable of rewriting history, with the help of a small group of resistance fighters, infiltrate their most heavily guarded facilities, battle high-tech Nazi legions, and take control of super-weapons that have conquered the earth – and beyond. See the game in action on our official YouTube channel.
For community updates, visit www.wolfenstein.com and follow the game on both Facebook and Twitter. For more information on the DOOM beta access pre-order bonus, as well as applicable terms and restrictions, please visit: www.wolfenstein.com/DOOM.
DOOM just got
bigger and badder cuter and more cuddly than ever! Following the release of the Cacodemon and Pain Elemental, GamingHeads has provided a new playmate — the DOOM Space Marine!
Order here and prepare to reenact Phobos’ greatest battles.
*GGstaff Mastermind not available for purchase!
Update: For retrospective pieces on DOOM, be sure to visit Games Radar, Polygon, Wired, IGN, Eurogamer, and The Verge.
Hard to believe, but today marks the 20th anniversary of DOOM’s original PC release. To help celebrate, we’re sharing some of our favorite DOOM community creations, DOOM memories from the team at id Software, and for one day only, you can purchase a commemorative anniversary t-shirt on the Official Bethesda Store.
Want to share your memories? Post in the comments below or include #DOOMemories on Twitter.
Tim Willits — “DOOM is the sole reason I am in the video game industry. I remember downloading the game, without knowing much about it, playing it, and then having the game consume most of my life for two years — until id Software hired me!
For me, the greatest thing about DOOM was the ability to create and play my own levels. The limitless possibilities of what I could do in the game fascinated me so much that the entire direction of my life changed. I knew, after creating my first DOOM level, that the only thing I wanted to do in my life was make video games. And to this day, I still feel very blessed and a little amazed that I work at id Software and that I have had the chance to shape the DOOM franchise.
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Do you find yourself out of breath while performing regular activities? Are your engineering skills not what they used to be? Finding you can’t fire your laser rifle with as much precision as you used to? Well never fear, your set of Vault-Tec Bobbleheads from GamingHeads are here. These are available as a set or individually. Series One Bobbleheads available:
- Energy Weapons
- Lock Pick
- Melee Weapons
Purchase individually or as set at GamingHeads.com
Purchase individually or in sets on the official Bethesda Store.
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Thumbing through PC Gamer, I read about PC Gamer contributor Andy Kelly’s video series “Other Places.” The video series focuses on the visual eye candy of various game worlds. Among the world’s already featured are Dishonored’s Dunwall and various areas from Skyrim. Definitely worth checking out both videos which are embedded in this post.
Elsewhere on the web, we recommend checking out these links.
- Metro UK talks about The Evil Within and getting the right balance when implementing action into a survival-horror game.
- Both The Elder Scrolls Online and Wolfenstein: The New Order are included in Gameranx look at the Best PC Games of 2014.
- Watch Gamespot’s newest episode of Skyrim Mods.
- In time for Halloween last week, GameFront took a look back at DOOM in two parts. In part 1, they reflect on the game’s impact after 20 years, while part 2 highlights 23 memorable mods made by the community.
- On the subject of DOOM, we spotted perhaps the finest game-related tattoo of all time on Tumblr user Saguzar’s page. For more proof that is awesome 20 years later, check out the tat below.
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The Elder Scrolls Online got off to a great start this week by headlining the new PlayStation 4 trailer. Here are some other exciting things you may have missed!
Take to the slopes of Skyrim with our new line of snowboards from Never Summer Industries. In addition to the Skyrim themed board, aptly titled “Alduin’s Bane“, the collection includes limited-edition boards for Fallout (“Vault 101“), DOOM (“The Forgotten Son of Phobos“), and The Elder Scrolls Online (“Ebonheart“).
Too early for snow? Take a look at what else is new this week…
DOOM is available on nearly every conceivable platform — so why not bring it to piano. Visit Gamasutra to learn more about how a group of developers adapted the game to the ivory keys.
, the same folks behind our Dragonborn statue for Skyrim
, have released two new items for DOOM — the Cacodemon and Pain Elemental plushies. Both can be purchased for $15 via GamingHeads.com
or on our store in the DOOM section
Need a refresher on these DOOM baddies — read up on both on the DOOM Wikia page.
Oh, and did we mention they’re perfect for office hoops?
Re-enact the biggest battles from Phobos — on your desk, bookshelf, or coffee table.
Using the same mold as the originals created by Reaper Miniatures in the late 90s, you can purchase the entire DOOM 15-piece pewter set and collector’s case for $200.
Order at store.bethsoft.com