Bethesda has announced a brand new entry in the classic Wolfenstein franchise. Bound for the PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and "next generation consoles" in Q4 of 2013, this new game is titled Wolfenstein: The New Order.
A presser made the rounds this morning with a few light details concerning the game and its announcement. Wolfenstein: The New Order is behind developed by MachineGames, a new Sweden-based developer formed from several ex-Starbreeze Studios employees. This is their first title.
Also according to the release, Gamespot will have exclusive dibs to a bunch of new information regarding this new Wolfenstein game starting tomorrow, May 8th.
Hit the show press release button below for more on Wolfenstein: The New Order. We'll cover the news on this game as it comes; however, we probably won't copy-and-paste all of Gamespot's exclusives.
BETHESDA SOFTWORKS ANNOUNCES
WOLFENSTEIN: THE NEW ORDER
MachineGames Forges A New Chapter In This Celebrated Franchise
May 7, 2013 (Rockville, MD) – Bethesda Softworks®, a ZeniMax® Media company, today announced a new title, Wolfenstein®: The New OrderTM, an action-adventure shooter slated for release in Q4 2013. The game is being developed by MachineGamesTM, a studio comprised of seasoned developers who have been responsible for creating some of the industry's highly-acclaimed games. Wolfenstein has been widely credited for helping establish and popularize the first-person shooter genre, and Wolfenstein: The New Order reimagines this franchise in ways both horrifying and dramatic. The official announcement trailer can be seen today at Gamespot.com.
Wolfenstein: The New Order is scheduled for release on Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, PC, and next generation consoles. Additional details about the game will be revealed in a series of exclusive feature stories with Gamespot.com beginning on Wednesday, May 8th.
"We are excited to bring a new chapter of Wolfenstein to gamers everywhere," said Jens Matthies, creative director at MachineGames. "As fans of the series, working on this game is an honor, and our team is driven to create an unforgettable action-adventure experience that will make FPS fans proud."
Wolfenstein: The New Order has not yet been rated by the ESRB.
About ZeniMax Media Inc.
ZeniMax Media is a privately owned media organization headquartered outside Washington DC with international publishing offices in London, Paris, Frankfurt, Eindhoven, Hong Kong, and Tokyo. Through its subsidiaries, ZeniMax Media creates and publishes original interactive entertainment content for consoles, the PC, and handheld/wireless devices. ZeniMax Media divisions include Bethesda Softworks, Bethesda Game Studios, id Software, Arkane Studios, Tango Gameworks, MachineGames, Battlecry Studios, ZeniMax Europe Ltd., ZeniMax Asia K.K., ZeniMax Asia Pacific Limited and ZeniMax Online Studios. For more information on ZeniMax Media, visit www.zenimax.com.
About Bethesda Softworks
Bethesda Softworks, part of the ZeniMax Media Inc. family of companies, is a worldwide publisher of interactive entertainment software. Titles featured under the Bethesda label include such blockbuster franchises as The Elder Scrolls®, DOOM®, QUAKE®, Fallout®,Wolfenstein®, Dishonored®,Prey® and RAGE®. For more information on Bethesda Softworks' products, visit www.bethsoft.com.
Established in 2009 by former founding members of Starbreeze Studios, MachineGames was acquired by ZeniMax Media in 2010. MachineGames is developing Wolfenstein: The New Order on id Software's revolutionary id Tech® 5 technology. MachineGames is located in Uppsala, Sweden.
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Wolfenstein®: The New Order™ is a fictional story set in an alternate universe in the 1960's. Names, characters, organizations, locations and events are either imaginary or depicted in a fictionalized manner. The story and contents of this game are not intended to and should not be construed in any way to condone, glorify or endorse the beliefs, ideologies, events, actions, persons or behavior of the Nazi regime or to trivialize its war crimes, genocide, and other crimes against humanity.