Today, Bethesda Softworks, the publisher of Dishonored and Skyrim, announced Wolfenstein: The New Order via a teaser trailer reveal over at Gamespot. Developed by their subsidiary developer MachineGames, a studio that set up shop in 2009 by individuals who had previously worked at Starbreeze Studios (The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay and The Darkness), the game will be a reboot of the classic first-person shooter. This will be the ninth entry into the Wolfenstein franchise proper.
The setting is an alternate version of history taking place during 1960’s Europe, in a world where the Nazis won World War 2. While the teaser trailer is not indicative of much, the game will apparently pit series protagonist B.J. Blazkowicz against giant metal Nazi automatons, which I’m confident do not operate under Asimov’s Three Laws of Robotics.
“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.”
The game is being developed on id Tech 5, and is slated to be released Q4 2013 on the Xbox 360, PS3, PC, and ‘next-gen consoles’. In response on twitter as to whether next-gen included Wii-U, VP of PR and Marketing Pete Hines was decidedly cagey.
No word yet if Mecha-Hitler will be making a return.