Wolfenstein: The New Order doesn’t release until next year, but there’s plenty of new coverage worth checking out courtesy of Gamescom and PAX Prime.
Starting with VG247, watch a new Gamescom interview with creative director Jens Matthies.
GamesRadar — “Based on today’s playthrough, The New Order could be the most genuine, most satisfying follow-up the original games have ever had. It looks, sounds and feels completely modern, but the staunch dedication to creating fast, smooth, brutal fun on a moment-to-moment basis resurrects Wolfenstein’s spirit as efficiently as its occult Nazis resurrect their own dead.”
Xbox 360 Achievements – “A barnstorming demo, MachineGames has left us in no doubt that Wolfenstein: The New Order is a hot prospect, controlling like a dream and boasting a number of memorable story beats…”
The Gamers Hub — “ Not only was this my game of Gamescom 2013, I honestly cannot wait to hear, see and play more of this promising title.”
AusGamers — “… The New Order is definitely hitting all the right notes.”
IGN — Greg Miller joins PAX attendee Gavin Brown to share impressions from playing early sections of the game. Find out what they think.
The Sixth Axis — “This is a game which knowingly calls back to the old school of thinking, and it’s something which is just rammed home as soon as you discover that you can dual wield machine guns. It’s ridiculous, and absolutely fantastic.”
Destructoid – Jim Sterling & Jordan Devore explain why they’re taken by the gameplay.
As announced this summer, Wolfenstein: The New Order releases next year. Stay tuned for updates
Year in and year out, PAX is always a crazy-fun time, but a lot of work goes into making it happen. Thanks to our AV guys at iGad Productions, we have a time-lapse video covering the booth’s setup and the show’s first day.
To everyone that made the booth possible – iGad, Purepartner, IES, our Events/IT/PR/Dev teams, and everyone else involved – thank you!
Normally you expect to find Draugrs lurking in dungeons and tombs of Skyrim. This weekend a pair made their way across the country.
Skyrim fans Bill & Brittany Doran made their annual trip to Atlanta’s Dragoncon dressed as a pair of Draugr Deathlords. Taking advantage of the long weekend. we were fortunate to also see them on the final day of PAX Prime in Seattle. They posed for [many] pics, checked out The Elder Scrolls Online, and were nice enough to talk to everyone about their costumes.
Be sure to check out Bill’s blog, Punished Props, for an extensive look at the countless hours spent creating the Draugrs’ weapons, armor, and body suits. And as a bonus, see the costumes in action in the video below.
Earlier this week we announced that the Bethesda Store will be setting up shop at PAX Prime. Today we’re happy to reveal the full rundown of available items, including new DOOM plushies of the Cacodemon (above) and Pain Elemental.
After the break, you’ll get a full rundown of what’s at the store. Note: Not all items are yet available on the online store.
Later this week we’ll be heading to PAX Prime in Seattle. If you were lucky enough to score exhibit hall tickets (sold out), be sure to stop by our booth (#2014) to go hands on with The Elder Scrolls Online and Wolfenstein: The New Order!
We’ll also be selling merchandise from the official Bethesda Store at the booth. Later this week we’ll share more details on the items that will be available.
Outside of the exhibit hall, The Elder Scrolls Online Food Truck will be making its way to Seattle on Saturday, August 31st. Between 11:30 am and 3:00 pm, head to 802 Pine St. for free food, exclusive swag, and the chance to hang out with other fans of The Elder Scrolls Online!
Tomorrow morning, we’ll be off to Seattle to prepare for one of our favorite events of the year, PAX Prime! This year marks our fifth year at the event, and as always, we’ve got some great stuff in store.
Those with passes to the show (the event is already sold out) will want to visit our booth to play both Dishonored and DOOM 3 BFG Edition. While you’re there, make sure to pick up some cool Bethesda swag. Our booth is open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 10 AM – 6 PM.
We’re also hosting a Dishonored community event on both Friday and Saturday evening in conjunction with the guys from iam8bit that you won’t want to miss. Both nights we’ll be at the Stimson-Green Mansion — just minutes away from the convention center from 7.30pm-11.30pm. We’ll be serving food and drinks, giving away prizes, and more. You’ll also have your first chance to play Dishonored’s Boyle Party mission, which PC Gamer’s Tom Francis recently declared, “… one of the best missions I’ve played in any game.”
Interested in attending? Look for folks handing out invitations – both at our booth and outside the convention center. You’ll need one to get in. And on both nights, the event is first-come, first-serve.