Meet one of developer MachineGames’ writers Tommy Tordsson Björk, and then take a look at one of the scenes that he’s most proud of writing in Wolfenstein: The New Order; all thanks to the Bethesda Underground video series.
Wolfenstein: The NEw Order is set during an alternate version of the 1960’s. Instead of peace and love (and protests) though, this one is dominated by a crushing Nazi regime that won WWII using strange new technology. Alternate realities have been a great storytelling mechanism in the past and it could be just the ticket to reignite the Wolfenstein franchise here in 2014.
The game was one of the very first FPS’ and holds down a spot in history, but has waned almost into irrelevance over the last decade or so to the point that it really did need to be started over. The New Order is so radically different from what’s come before, that it just could work. For the record, I really enjoyed Return to Castle Wolfenstein and the series is a favorite of mine, so I’m hoping that The New Order turns out to be the savior of the series. There’s just way too much cool stuff in Wolfenstein to let it fade away after all.
Wolfenstein: The New Order is slated to land on the Xbox One/360, PS4/3, and PC this May the 20th in the US and on the 23rd in Europe. And remember, there’s still time to preorder the game and get in on that Doom Beta too. If you don’t know what that is, click the link and be amazed.