So, remember how I mentioned yesterday that out of all the older IPs Bethesda and ZeniMax had under their umbrella, Wolfenstein would be the least likely to get the reboot treatment? Yeah, well shows what I know, because Bethesda has officially announced Wolfenstein: The New Order, an action-adventure shooter coming the PS3, Xbox 360, and next-generation consoles (somehow I doubt that means the Wii U.)
According to Bethesda, The New Order will be “re-imagining” of the series and is scheduled to release at the end of this year. The title will be developed by MachineGames, a Sweden-based developer created in 2009 with a few key members whose previous work experience comes from The Darkness and Chronicles of Riddick series.
Jens Matthies, creative director at MachineGames, shared his enthusiasm during the announcement. “We are excited to bring a new chapter of Wolfenstein to gamers everywhere,” he said. “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.”
Well there you have it, Wolfenstein is coming back. In reality, the series hasn’t really been dormant for very long; the last Wolfenstein game in the series made it’s way onto the PS3 and Xbox 360 as recently as 2009. But, in a generation plagued by sequelitis and reboot-fever, it’s not terribly surprising to see a shooter beloved by many find new life on brand new hardware.
Are you folks excited to see a new Wolfenstein game? Or would you have rather had the team working on a brand new, original project? Share your thoughts in the comments section.