In RTCW, BJ’s breakin’ out of the dungeon to hunt down and stop Heinrich Himmler, facing zombies and freakish experiments along the way. Return to Castle Wolfenstein with us this Friday at 4pm ET only on Twitch.TV/Bethesda.
The stream, featuring Pete Hines and myself, starts live from PAX East at 10:30 am est on both Friday, March 6th and Saturday, March 7th!
This morning we’re excited to announce what our friends and colleagues at MachineGames are up to: an all-new standalone prequel to everyone’s favorite Nazi-blasting first-person shooter of 2014, Wolfenstein: The New Order!
Arriving digitally on May 5th for $19.99/£14.99 /€19.99/$39.95 AUS on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, Wolfenstein: The Old Blood takes our hero BJ Blazkowicz back to the year 1946 in an adventure that spans eight chapters and two interconnected stories (released together) that will lead into the events you know and love from The New Order.
Part one of Wolfenstein: The Old Blood – Rudi Jäger and the Den of Wolves — pits BJ Blazkowicz against a maniacal prison warden as he breaks into Castle Wolfenstein in an attempt to steal the coordinates to General Deathshead’s compound. In part two – The Dark Secrets of Helga Von Schabbs – our hero’s search for the coordinates leads him to the city of Wulfburg where an obsessed Nazi archaeologist is exhuming mysterious artifacts that threaten to unleash a dark and ancient power.
For a first look, watch our announcement trailer in the embed above, and this weekend at PAX East, look for our two-part livestream happening on Twitch.TV/Twitch at 10:30 am est on both Friday, March 6th and Saturday, March 7th.
Last night, the The New York Videogame Critics Circle held their 4th Annual game awards where Wolfenstein: The New Order won of Game of the Year! To add to the excitement, the East Coast was greeted with a pretty massive snowstorm which made it pretty difficult for Pete Hines to get to NYC to make an acceptance speech. So that left only one option.
Introducing the first-ever New York Game Award accepted in a snowstorm with Pete Hines.
Congratulations to the Machinegames team on the (wintery) victory!
For the Weekend Deal, this week Steam is giving you 50% savings on Wolfenstein: The New Order. Details here.
This week we’re proud to present a new Wolfenstein developer commentary courtesy of senior gameplay designer, Andreas Öjerfors and team at Machinegames. Andreas takes us on an intimate journey through the development of Chapter 12, the Gibraltar bridge.
Following the commentary we’ll be taking it back to a classic time, a Wolfenstein 3D time to see just how far we can get through the game. Be sure to tune in for this nostalgic and informative Wolfenstein adventure — you could even win a copy of “The Art of Wolfenstein: The New Order“!
All of the fun begins at 4pm EDT this Friday (September 19th) on Twitch.tv/Bethesda.
E3 saw the release of the DOOM Teaser. Show off your excitement (and pride) for DOOM with the new UAC — that’s Union Aerospace Corporation tshirt.
AND in case you missed it, we wanted help you grow your vinyl collection with tracks inspired by and used in Wolfenstein: The New Order.
Pre-order the Neumond Classics: Superhits of the 1960s LP to be able to listen to all your favorite Neumond songs the way they were meant to be heard!
- Viktor & Die Vokalisten – Berlin Boys & Stuttgart Girls
- Wílbert Eckart und seine Volksmusík Stars – House of the Rising Sun
- Schwarz-Rote Welle – Ich bin überall
- Hans – Mein kleiner VW
- Die Käfer – Mond, Mond, Ja, Ja!
- Karl & Karla – Tapferer kleiner Liebling
- The Bunkers – Toe the Line
- The Comet Tails – Weltraumsurfen
- Die Schäferhunde – Zug nach Hamburg
In other Wolfenstore news, we’re pleased to share that the Panzerhund Edition — a collection of Wolfenstein: The New Order goodies — is available with free shipping in the continental United States.
While in Munich to receive the LARA of Honor award, Todd Howard chatted with GameStar on a number of topics: career highlights, gaming philosophies, favorite German cuisine, and much more are all covered in the video above.
“Turn the pain into something positive. Use the darkness to make good art.” — Those words mean a great deal to Wolfenstein narrative designer Tommy Tordsson Björk. Find out why in a heartfelt column this week on The Huffington Post.
Next… err current-gen gaming is all the rage these days, but IGN recently took time to share their 100 favorite games from the previous generation. Bethesda published games make quite a splash in the list — with five games making the list: Dishonored (#67), Oblivion (#40), Fallout: New Vegas (#26), Fallout 3 (#5), and Skyrim (#4).
The Skyrim Mash-up for Minecraft on Xbox 360 recently won the “Coming Back for Seconds” award from the Xbox community. Thanks to everyone for voting.
If you’ve ever eaten at Nando’s, you know their chicken is peri peri good! It’s so good that MachineGames developers flew from Sweden to the UK to celebrate their first paycheck. Learn more on this and other tidbits about Wolfenstein: The New Order’s development at Shortlist.
Are The Evil Within and BATTLECRY your most anticipated games of E3? Share your support in a new poll up at FavsList!.
Here’s some scary thinking: A new feature at Games Radar focuses on eight bizarre parallels that can be made between the real world and the world of Wolfenstein. Yikes!
Do you know what time it is? It’s time for a Wolfenstein Penny Arcade cartoon!
Finally, a little love for Dishonored. Below you can watch a jaw-dropping play-through of the Lord Regent assassination mission — courtesy of StealthGamerBR. The video is an awesome reminder that you can always find new and creative ways to play through the game.
We’ve seen our fair share of the video game eye candy that is Dead End Thrills. Back in October, we were happy to showcase their Dishonored artwork. It seems the that release of Wolfenstein: The New Order has inspired more gorgeous imagery.
And in case you missed them, have a look at the other incredible galleries Dead End Thrills has to offer.
Wolfenstein: The New Order releases next week – Tuesday, May 20th – on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC. As an added bonus, everyone who pre-orders the game will be invited to access the DOOM beta with their copy of Wolfenstein.
For more information on the DOOM beta access pre-order bonus, as well as applicable terms and restrictions, please visit: www.wolfenstein.com/DOOM.