New Wolfenstein Info

Discussion in 'User Submitted News' started by War, Feb 6, 2009.

  1. War

    War Take it easy~

    Oct 26, 2007

    "What's this? A new Wolfenstein game? Yeah, apparently I didn't get the memo. Activision brought the game, simply titled Wolfenstein, along to their press event in NYC last night and showed off the latest build.

    I was a bit disappointed to find out this was not a hands-on preview. An Activision rep played through the first couple levels of the game for a group of us, showing off some of the new abilities and weapons.

    The story is a bit convoluted. It takes place in a fictional German city called Isenstadt. Even the rep on hand had some trouble explaining it to me, but it involves ancient amulets and crystals. But I know you don't care about that stuff. You just want to shoot Nazis, right?

    One of the biggest included abilities is the "Veil" feature, which enables you to enter into this "otherworld." When using it, the entire environment turns a darkish blue and grants you new, special powers. The ability opens up new hidden passageways, bullet time, and even highlights weak points found on the stronger enemies. It's not unlike the feral ability found in Far Cry Instincts. Basically, it makes the game way easier than it should.

    Also, NPC's play a big part of this version. They're there mainly to add more storytelling elements, like something found in Half-Life. The demo was mainly focused on combat, so I was unable to find out how similar this was.

    Graphically the game looks pretty good. Although, after seeing the war zone atmosphere found in Killzone 2, this doesn't come close. There was a surprising amount of destructible environments; mostly the cover (such as tables and wooden structures) so it seems you may have difficulty hiding.

    I didn't see too many new weapons, but I did see one called the Particle Cannon, which zaps enemies to ashes immediately. You can bring down groups of Nazis in the blink of an eye.

    We were shown one mid-boss sequence where this super Nazi soldier wearing steel armor that shoots laser beams chases you. Using the 'veil' power revealed his two weak points and he was brought down rather easily.

    I honestly had no idea this game was being made two days ago. I must have missed the E3 announcement last year.

    The game has no official release yet, but I would look out for it this year for Xbox 360, PS3, and PC."

  2. Legobot

    Legobot GBAtemp Regular

    Oct 25, 2008
    Wherever the wind takes me
    The story sounds awful and the game sounds way too easy. I need to see some game footage to prove me wrong
  3. CockroachMan

    CockroachMan Scribbling around GBATemp's kitchen.

    Jan 14, 2006
    On the first Wolfenstein you fought Hitler on a giant robot.. what was you expecting here? [​IMG]
  4. science

    science science rules

    Jun 9, 2006
    I have never played a Wolfenstein game since the first one, but that game is still one of my most favourite games ever. Every once in a while I will still boot it up. Great game.
  5. Hadrian

    Hadrian Everybofy knows badgers like MASH POTATOES!

    Former Staff
    Oct 12, 2004
    United States
    I have to finish Wolfenstein 3D at least once a year. Return To...was good back then but sort of generic.

    Not too hyped about this game but its ncie to finally see something of it. Don't like seeing futuristic weapons, I know the first had Hitler robots but it was cool finishing them off with weapons of the era.
  6. WiiBlaster

    WiiBlaster GBAtemp Maniac

    Nov 23, 2008
    United States
    Looks Good, Hopefully it gets released on PS3
  7. Law

    Law rip ninjacat that zarcon made me

    Aug 14, 2007
    This makes about as much sense as aliens in an Indiana Jones movie.

    Oh wait...

    I've actually known about this for a while, and was saddened when I heard that there would be no robot hitler.