Wolfenstein: The New Order is Now Available!

Bring William “B.J.” Blazkowicz into your home to enjoy the nonstop action and exhilarating gameplay of Wolfenstein: The New Order. Whether you are a seasoned regime steamroller of Wolfensteins past or ready to experience the intensity for the first time, or just seeking a great action game with a compelling story, we think you’ll find something to love with the game.!

Turns out other folks feel the same way. Check out what press and gamers are saying about the game in the links below…

Polygon (9/10) — “The New Order’s humanity makes it something truly memorable.”

Metro UK (9/10) – “The best Wolfenstein game ever made and one of the best single-player shooters for years, with a brave attempt to tackle serious issues and still have fun at the same time.”

CVG (9/10) — “Narrative is intelligently written, brilliantly voiced and highly polished.”

Game Revolution (4.5/5) –“Wolfenstein: The New Order is a shining example of how to revitalize an old-school franchise.”

EGM Now (8.5/10) – “Top-notch action puts Wolfenstein back near the top of the shooter heap.”

GamingTrend (90/100) — “Wolfenstein: The New Order delivers an experience well beyond my expectations, elevating this venerable series not only into a new generation, but raising the bar for story-driven shooters as a whole. Well done, MachineGames, well done indeed.”

Game Informer (8/10) — “Wolfenstein: The New Order is a positive step forward for the series.”

Games Xtreme (9/10) – Wolfenstein is one of the best shooters that we’ve played in a long time, it’s fun, it’s engaging, and it’s big and bold.

AusGamers (8.7/10) – “Wolfenstein: The New Order is a fantastic blend of old-school tropes and contemporary improvements that warrants a second play-through.”

Shacknews (8/10) – “Blazkowicz’s return has a long time coming, but MachineGames has assured that it was worth it.”

Games Radar (8/10) – “An over-the-top shooter with fun action, memorable set-piece moments, and decent characters, Wolfenstein: The New Order successfully transforms an old-school game into a modern experience.”

Xbox Achievements (85/100) – “… this is one of the most deliriously enjoyable and engaging first-person shooters you’ll play this year.”

Gamespot (8/10) — “The New Order’s combat intensity and variety have granted the Wolfenstein series a breath of fresh air, whilst still managing to hit the nostalgic highs that I expect from the series.”

US Gamer (4/5) — “… an absolutely spectacular, supremely gory, utterly compelling experience.”

Crave Online (8/10) – “It manages to remain interesting for most of the journey, presenting enough gameplay choice that the 20 hours don’t feel like a grind.”

VG247 — “And like Half-Life 2, The New Order also has its ‘Gravity Gun’ moment in the form of Blazkowicz’s laser cutter tool, which is later swapped out for a more-powerful rail gun.”

Stevivor (9/10) – “Wolfenstein: The New Order managed to surprise me not only with its unexpected gameplay but also with it’s excellent narrative.”

TIME (4/5) — “Wolfenstein newcomer MachineGames’ deftly executed voyage through a horror-filled 1960s world — and off — conquered by Nazi Germany gives its jarhead protagonist more than just the Nazis to think about.”

Financial Post (8/10) – “And I’d be lying if I said I didn’t get a dumb grin on my face every time I used the laserkraftwerk to turn Nazis into red Jello.”

SpawnFirst (8/10) — “You’ll have a ton of fun blasting Nazis to bits and painting the walls red.”

GameFront (80/100) — “It’s mostly a game about gunning down all the Nazis, Nazi monsters and Nazi robots you can, and MachineGames has done well to give a variety of experiences in that vein.”

Slant (4/5) — “the best entry yet in the Wolfenstein series”

ArsTechnica — “There’s depth to Wolfenstein: The New Order if you’re willing to put the time in to find it, to the point where I don’t mind the lack of a multiplayer mode. The craftsmanship in the campaign speaks to what happens when a developer doesn’t have to split its resources between two very different types of games wrapped into one package.”

Total Biscuit — “Highly enjoyable”

Guardian UK (4/5) — “Developer MachineGames has all sorts of fun with the imagined general depravity of triumphant Nazis as well as the technology they would have had at their command by the 1960s”

NowGamer — “Wolfenstein: The New Order does almost everything right, sliding confidently between gung-ho action sequences to gripping, character-driven story moments.”

God is a Geek (8/10) — “Visually, the idTech 5 engine makes The New Order sing on PS4. Cutscenes are stunning, while the environments are beautifully grim throughout.”

Don’t forget your DOOM beta in all the Wolfenstein excitement! You can redeem your code by visiting www.wolfenstein.com/doom.

BFG Release Day!

Relive your favorite moments of DOOM with the newly-released DOOM 3 BFG Edition — available now in North America and this Friday in Europe on Xbox 360, PC, and PlayStation 3!

BFG Edition includes the original versions DOOM and DOOM II, as well as  re-mastered versions of DOOM 3 and its Resurrection of Evil add-on pack. And for the first time ever, play eight never-before-seen DOOM 3 levels in ‘The Lost Mission’.

Later today, PS3 players will be able to download the game directly on PSN. And if you already own DOOM 3 on Steam, between now and November 13th you can save $10 on your purchase.

Dishonored Launch Week: Midnight Party!

Beginning at midnight, stores around the country will allow customers to be the first to purchase Dishonored. To confirm what time they’ll open their doors, check with your local retailer.

If you happen to live near Austin, you’re in for a treat. Beginning at 10 pm, co-creative directors Harvey Smith and Raphael Colantonio, as well as other key members of the development team, will be on hand at the Austin Arboretum GameStop at 10000 Research Blvd to celebrate the game’s launch.

We’ll have prizes and giveaways at the store, including Corvo masks for the first 45 fans that line up. Once the game goes on sale, you’ll be able to get both the game and the official Brady Games strategy guide (you can save 10% if you purchase both together) signed by members of the team. Nick, Angela (pictured above), and I will be there, too!

Can’t make it to GameStop? You can purchase the game digitally. Below are details on when the game unlocks worldwide.

 October 9th

  • 12:01 AM Eastern Time (ET) for North America, Central America, South America, and France

October 10th

  • 12:01 AM local Tokyo Time for Asia (excluding Japan)
  • 12:01 AM local Madrid Time for Spain

October 11th

  • 12:01 AM Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) for Australia and New Zealand
  • 12:01 AM Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) for all territories other than North America, Central America, South America, France, Spain, Australia and New Zealand
  • 12:01 AM local Tokyo Time for Japan

Happy Brink Day!

Shooter fans have been blasting their way through the Ark since midnight, and reviews of Brink are already pouring in. Here are a few to get started:

  • MSNBC (9/10): “Brink is wickedly fun.”
  • The Sixth Axis (9/10): “Looking for an intense online shooter with more guns than Texas? Come on in, the water’s fine.”
  • Eurogamer (8/10): “Brink is an exceptional team shooter, smart, supremely well balanced and with a unique, exciting art style.”
  • GamesRadar (8/10): “The mechanics of Brink’s shooting, free running, and objective-oriented classes and skills are fantastic.”
  • The Guardian (4/5): “Brink deserves to be ranked among the finest co-op games available.”
  • CVG (8/10): “Hidden behind Brink’s fancy new visuals and slick new style is a quintessentially old school team-based multiplayer title delivered with some noteworthy polish, real replayability and clever quirks.”
  • The Sixth Axis (9/10): “Looking for an intense online shooter with more guns than Texas? Come on in, the water’s fine.”
  • FrontTowardsGamer (9/10): “Obviously, this game is a brilliant departure from the run of the mill shooters out there. “
  • GameSpy (4/5):  “Brink’s greatest strength is that it presents these many tasks intuitively through an interface that constantly updates to provide players of each class with new jobs to do at the push of a button.”
  • IncGamers (8.8/10): “Brink is team-based in the truest sense.”
  • VGRevolution (9.4/10):But, if you are looking for a team based first person shooter where the game mode is about completing objectives then look no further.”
  • AusGamers (8.2/10): “… this is a different breed of first-person shooter: faster, sexier and made for online play.”
  • GamingNexus: “If you’re looking for a solid team multiplayer game, Brink is a highly polished example with some enticing new ideas.”
  • ArsTechnica: “I tip my hat to the PC version: sir, you have delivered the goods.”
  • Crave Online: “A intuitive class-based shooter with style dripping out of every pore.”

Elsewhere check out the Top 5 Reasons to be Excited for Brink at MLG and 15 Ways to Dominate at OXM UK.

Just for fun, here’s the official launch press release copied below. See you on the Ark!

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Union Square: Buy New Vegas, get a free cab ride home (updated)

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If you’re looking to pick up New Vegas tonight in NYC and are in a rush to go home and play it… here’s a promotion you’ll want to know about. Between right now and 11PM EST, anyone picking up Fallout: New Vegas at Best Buy or GameStop within Union Square will receive a complimentary ride home. The taxis will have 2D Extension Taxi Tops for Fallout: New Vegas and will surround and light up the streets of Union Square.

No word if the Cash Cab guy will be driving (and yes, there’s a Cash Cab guy in New York).

Updated: We’ve got a winner!

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Rogue Warrior Now Available!

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Rogue Warrior is now available in North American for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Games for Windows, as well as on Steam.  Experience an action-packed single-player campaign as well as intense multiplayer combat playing as the real-life Navy SEAL and founder of the elite SEAL Team Six, Richard “Demo Dick” Marcinko.

Featuring the voice of Golden Globe winner and Oscar nominee, Mickey Rourke, Rogue Warrior was inspired by Marcinko’s New York Times bestseller of the same name and his subsequent novels based loosely on his own past military experiences. Marcinko’s defiant, crude, and sometimes ruthless behavior has earned him both glory and infamy in the history books.

For more details on Rogue Warrior, visit the game’s official website.

Get WET Today!

The day is here. WET is now available in North America on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 (European territories will get this game this Friday). Combining acrobatics, shooting and sword play, WET gives you the freedom to use dual pistols or your samurai sword as you take on countless enemies in a number of exotic locations around the globe.

With the release of the game, reviews are already making their way online. Team Xbox awarded the game their Editor’s Choice award saying:

“We’ve come to expect certain things from the third-person shooter genre, but A2M has succeeded in surprising us with their creativity. The variety of gameplay elements that make up Wet help make it a standout release for 2009 and it’s sure to raise the bar for those that follow.”

You can read more reviews at the following sites:

Finally, those playing the game already will want to check out 360 Junkies review — as there’s a video to assist with finding all of the game’s hidden Monkey Toys.

Now Available: A Double Dose of Wolfenstein

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It’s time to party like it’s 1992 — id Software‘s Wolfenstein franchise returns with two new titles.

The latest Wolfenstein title, developed by Raven Software, is available today on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC. For more on the game, check out USA Today’s feature on the game.

Also available is Wolfenstein RPG on iPhone, which released last week during QuakeCon. Learn more by reading IGN’s review.

We’ll have more updates on our friends at id Software soon — including coverage from last week’s QuakeCon.