Read what other people are saying in our preview roundup below:
Jared Newman over at Time’s Techland talks about his impressions of the game. “I already have fond memories of sprinting down a narrow hallway, shotgunning mechanized Nazis without even breaking stride.”
GameInformer– “Machine Games’ next chapter in the Wolfenstein series continues to impress.”
The Escapist– “Being completely outmatched never seemed so fun.”
Just Push Start – “The demo that they showed is really action packed, especially with the weapons that you get to use.”
Cinemablend– “The next scene we see, however, IS exactly what you’d expect from a Wolfenstein game, complete with big, explosive guns, lots of enemies to put bullets into, cover, shredding environments and even some platforming. Oh, and, yeah, there’s some wonderfully cheesy one-liners along the way, just in case you start taking the shooting portion of the game too seriously.”
E3 continues on and GameTrailers has given us a first look at The Evil Within’s chilling atmosphere (see above).
To learn more about what people are saying about Shinji Mikami’s terrifying new entry in the world of survival horror, read our preview roundup below.
The Guardian — “The Evil Within is perfectly paced, oscillating between nail-biting chase scenes and giant horrific spectacle, such as when Castellanos wanders outside the hospital to find that its grounds suhave become an island cut adrift from the rest of the world.”
The Escapist — “Shinji Mikami, creator of Resident Evil, however, hopes to reclaim his place at the top of the survival horror food chain by ‘taking survival horror back to its original roots.’ What these roots are, exactly, wasn’t made clear, but from what we saw in the The Evil Within demo, he’s off to a good start.”
Just Push Start — “Based on what was shown, The Evil Within conveys the survival horror that we’ve all been waiting for.”
Xbox360 Achievements — “And large multi-limbed spider-like humanoids jump out of a corpse… yeah, it looks like it’s going to get a little weird and wild, and where better to end the demo than at that point.”
USA Today — “This is where the hands-off demo gets incredibly intense. A giant, masked man — splotches of blood covering his body — wielding a chainsaw starts chasing Sebastian through sections of the asylum.”
Destructoid – “Looks promising as heck, at any rate, and that art style is simply distressing. Love that.”
EGM — “From what I’ve seen of it so far, I’m definitely excited for The Evil Within…”
Leviathyn — “Well, being that it’s E3 and that we’re being treated to a deluge of games and interviews, we’ve finally had a look at and learned more details about The Evil Within. And yes, you should be excited.”
BeefJack — “Everything about The Evil Within made me feel like I was back in the cold, zombified arms of Resident Evil 1 or 2 – a great feeling in my book. “
E3 week is here! With so much happening this week, we’ve attached the current schedule of when you can catch live interviews and presentations for The Elder Scrolls Online, The Evil Within, and Wolfenstein: The New Order
All times PST and subject to change. To get the latest during E3, be sure to follow @bethblog on Twitter.
Not everyone can get into E3, but if you’re downtown and around the LA Convention Center on Wednesday, June 12th, you’ll have chance to visit our ESO Food Truck. Fans can cool off with Sugared Rootwine or Wintersbreath Treat ice cream mocktails, or feast upon the always-popular Pressed Eidarmelt — a pressed grilled cheese accompanied by dipping sauces created by finest taste alchemists of Tamriel.
Interested? Place a quest marker near the LACC’s West Hall Entrance (near the corner of Gilbert Lindsay & 12th), and stop by between 11 AM- 6:00 PM. The food is first come, first served — the earlier the better!
Stay tuned for plenty more E3 news, as we cover this year’s lineup: The Elder Scrolls Online, The Evil Within, and Wolfenstein: The New Order.
Taking place in 1960, Wolfenstein: The New Order depicts an alternate timeline – one in which the Nazis won World War II and took over the world… and only B.J. Blazkowicz can stand up to them. Learn more in our new E3 trailer featuring new gameplay footage.
No, we’re not talking about The Evil Within (formerly codenamed Zwei)… that’ll come soon enough. Tonight’s coverage roundup focuses on Wolfenstein: The New Order.
The Penny Arcade Report — The latest Wolfenstein pays homage to classic shooters like its grandaddy, Wolfenstein 3D, but The New Order brings an added emphasis to story. In Ben Kuchera’s preview for the game, he recaps one particular (and memorable) story-driven sequence.
411 Mania — Going hands-on with the game, 411Mania.com sees hints of Tarantino, calling Wolfenstein, “… the videogame version of Inglorious Basterds.”
Machinima — Machinima goes head to head with the game’s creative director, Jen Matthies, to get an overview of MachineGame’s inspirations for the project.
GameZone — Hands-on impressions leave David Sanchez summing the game up as a mix of old-school, modern, and bad-ass.
Congrats to Arkane Studios, Bethesda Game Studios, and id Software on their newly-announced “Best of E3 2012” nominations from the Game Critics Awards’ judging panel. In total, Team Bethesda scored six nominations.
Tied for the most nominations of any game (four), Dishonored received nominations for Best Action/Adventure Game, Best Console Game, Best Original Game, and the overall Best of Show award!
Meanwhile, John Carmack’s VR presentation of DOOM 3 BFG Edition scored a nomination for Best Hardware, while Skyrim’s first game add-on, Dawnguard, was nominated for Best RPG.
Catch up on E3 highlights for all three titles, which only I refer to as “The Triple D”, in the roundup posts below.