bill-swift - May 30, 2013
Fact: Everyone loves killing Nazi's. It's what 60% of the gaming industry is based on (our wildly speculative overestimate). How's about killing cyborg Nazi's? Even better. Those are the kinda things the Wolfenstein franchise has banked on since it basically invented first-person shooters with Wolfenstein 3-D in 1992. Back then, parental freak-outs about excessive violence and pixilated blood were mitigated with the old, 'Relax mom, I'm just shooting a robotic Hitler in the face,' or 'No worries, that's just Nazi blood,' routines. And they worked every time.
Developers and studios have tried re-boots and spinoffs over the years with middling success. But now, developers from MachineGames under publisher Bethesda Softworks have put together a radical first-person shooter reboot that will probably be effing amazing. This one, calledWolfenstein: The New Order, is set in the 1960s and it brings back protagonist, B.J. Blazkowicz, from a 14 year coma. He awakens to find that the Nazis won WWII and now control the whole planet with superweapons and giant robots and whatnot. He (obviously) has to wage a one-man war against their entire war machine. Do you need to know anything beyond that? We certainly don't.
When the game comes out later this year, we hope that it will spawn a new era of different and awesome ways to shoot Nazis in the face.
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