Well today I have preordered Wolfenstein: The New Order on PC at GameStop in Kristianstad.
The game will put you once again in the role of the one and only B.J. Blazkowicz who at the start of the game is part of an allied squad in 1946 sent to kill Wilhelm Strasse, also known as Deathshead, but something goes wrong and Blazkowicz ends up in a comatose state for 14 years to the 1960's in a polish asylum.
With Blazkowicz out of the picture, the Nazis are able to conquer the world using highly advanced robots and cybernetically enhanced soldiers and dogs, all thanks to Deathshead, but all that changes when the Nazis come to the asylum and begin to kill the patients, doctors and nurses after getting a batch of "test subjects" for Deathshead's experiments, they've been doing this for many years after their victory but now they've decided that the asylum has had its usefulness and is no longer needed.
Of course, seeing all those people getting killed by the Nazis brings Blazkowicz out of his comatose state and he is able to escape the asylum with the help of a nurse by the name of Anya Oliwa who along with her parents bring him up to speed on what has happened while he was out cold.
Needless to say, he is not pleased to hear that the Nazis won the war and that they now rule the entire world, even going as far as to getting to the moon first, he is then told of a resistance movement in England and he makes the decision to join them and help in the fight against the seemingly invincible Third Reich.
The game will feature a lot of over the top action, my friend Rasmus at GameStop said that it actually reminds him a bit of Quentin Tarantino's Inglorious Bastards with its style and everything, you will actually be able to dual wield just about any weapon in the game, even the sci-fi shotguns that you will find.
There won't however be any supernatural elements in this entry, its all just sci-fi which is just what Wolfenstein 3D actually was with the Mutants you encountered in later episodes.
It is being developed by Machine Games, which consists of former founding members of the well known game developer Starbreeze Studios, their most well known game is The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay which is one of those few really good movie license based games to ever come out on the original Xbox and PC, they also made the video game adaption of the adult comic The Darkness that is also still well liked to this day.
Another cool thing about the game is that it is gonna be a single player only experience, as in no multiplayer at all and Machine Games said it themselves that adding multiplayer would only detract from an otherwise extremely strong single player mode, which we have seen happen far too often with games that have a great single player story like Spec Ops: The Line and the Tomb Raider reboot.
And here are some trailers for the game, one is actually a bit of a funny advert for a fictional records company called Neumond Recordings:
"Boom Boom" gameplay trailer:
"Neumond Recordings Presents Neumond Classics":
"Nowhere to Run" gameplay trailer:
Gotta love the effort they're putting into building up the world we will be going into in The New Order, they're showing A LOT of dedication for this.
Also, anyone who preorders any version of the game will get a special edition labled the Occupied Edition which comes with a 20 page travel guide to the occupied Britain along with a Wolfenstein travel card holder and a set of 3 postcards.
By sheer coincidence I saw on Bethesda's Facebook page yesterday evening that they were gonna have a Twitch stream of the first half of the first level of the game and I decided to give it a watch.
It was absolutely amazing, I along with several other viewers finally got the chance to see some proper gameplay of the game and while one guy was playing the game, another was answering some of the questions we had about the game.
They actually played the game on the hard setting and we briefly got to see when they started a new game that they have brought back the good old portraits that you could see when you chose the difficulty setting in Wolfenstein 3D, like Blazkowicz with a pacifier and a baby hat on the "Can I play, Daddy?" difficulty setting
One question was about the length of the game and they said the game will be about 15 to 20 hours long, depending on if you're the type of gamer who likes to search for the various secret rooms, treasure and documents that can be found scattered throughout the levels.
We also got to see the dual wielding of weapons in action along with the ability to remove mounted guns from their emplacements, walk around and shoot with them, which reminded me quite a lot of the game Far Cry: Instincts on the original Xbox.
But the best part was that we got to see that they're going old school FPS here with the game, as in that there's no regenerating health, save for a very minor one like the one seen in The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay but thankfully no Call of Duty or Battlefield health regen, or armor here and you will be able to carry ALL the weapons and not be restricted to a 2 or 3 weapon loadout like most FPS games have it these days.
Lets just say that my excitment for this game got ramped up to a high level while watching the Twitch stream, this will be one of the best games to come out this year along with Watch Dogs.