New comics on Wolfenstein coming soon

Bethesda has announced via twitter that a new graphic novels series about Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus would be published soon by Titan Comics, with these expanations:

Dive headfirst into the alternate Nazi-occupied universe of Wolfenstein as B.J. Blazkowicz returns to take on the Nazis in Titan Comics’ new series. Can he stop the march of goose-stepping boots? Or will the sinister Hans Hartmann get in his way?

First previews of Wolfenstein II

Some journalists got the opportunity to try the first 20 minutes of the game at the Bethesda lounge of the E3 expo, and give their (very positive) impression in some previews, like GameInformer, Polygon, IGN, PC Gamer, GamesRadar, and many others…

Here are the feedbacks of OutsideXBox in video:

And during the E3, another FPS got a lot of attention: Far Cry 5. And if I write about it, it’s because I have worked on this game for several months! Here is a video introducing the game:

MarchineGames presents Wolfenstein II

Bethesda has posted a video of the developers of the game Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, MachineGames, explaining the plot of the game, the weapons, what motivates BJ Blazkowicz, and how the studio is involved in this project

We can also see some more excerpts from the game, including a shooting sequence with BJ in wheelchair!

Another video about the collector edition of the game has been posted, with an old-school ad for a live-action figure of BJ – aka Terror Billy!

Reveal of Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Sunday, Bethesda finally revealed the first trailer of the new Wolfenstein game, called Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus:

BJ Blazkowicz is back! He survived after his assault of the castle of Wolfenstein, where he defeated Deathshead, but he’s hunted by an old enemy: Frau Engel! He will be helped in his task by some old friends, like Anya – who is pregnant of him -, Fergus and Max, and with some new abilities like an armor from the ancient technology of Da’at Yichud. And he will travel in a lot of places, like in New York or Louisiana invaded by nazis.

Here is the description on the official page of the game:

Proving that you can’t keep a good gun-totin’, hatchet-wieldin’, Nazi-killin’ badass down, BJ Blazkowicz is back in Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus. The sequel to the critically acclaimed shooter from award-winning studio MachineGames was announced at the Bethesda E3 2017 showcase, and will be available on October 27, 2017, on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.

Set in America in 1961, The New Colossus will take BJ (dubbed “Terror-Billy” by the Nazis) from post-nuclear Manhattan to small-town Roswell to the bayous and boulevards of New Orleans and beyond, as he leads the Resistance against the Nazi occupation of his beloved country.

But this isn’t just the riveting tale of one man’s mission to build a movement and fight the evil that’s overtaken his nation. BJ must also rebuild himself. After barely surviving the assassination of Nazi General Deathshead at the end of Wolfenstein: The New Order, BJ begins his exhilarating adventure while still recovering from his extensive injuries. Bloody but unbowed, he soon finds himself fully restored and stronger than ever. Along the way, BJ will mow down anyone in his path using an awesome arsenal of high-tech weaponry, including the Laserkraftwerk (perfect for disintegrating Nazi goons) or the Dieselkraftwerk (built to blast a bunch of enemies with gas-powered grenades). BJ can also get up close and personal using the new hatchet – because there’s nothing more satisfying than slamming a handheld ax into the crunchy cranium of a vile Nazi commandant.

Whatever weapons he chooses to use, BJ can not only dual-wield anything from advanced pistols and submachine guns (or any combo of his powerful armaments), but he can upgrade those weapons as well – allowing for even more versatility when it comes to everyone’s favorite pastime: killing Nazis.

And he’ll need every weapon he can find, because this time it’s even more personal. Not only is BJ fighting to take back his homeland, but he’s doing it alongside old friends (including returning favorites like Caroline, Bombate, Set, Max Hass, Fergus or Wyatt, and his now-pregnant partner Anya). These allies – along with new characters like Horton and Grace – will help BJ take down the villainous Frau Engel and her Nazi army, and spark the second American Revolution, ensuring there’s a future for the burgeoning Blazkowicz family.

A world-class shooter with gripping gameplay, compelling characters and a captivating story, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus puts you into the Nazi-stomping boots of BJ Blazkowicz and lets you unleash your inner war hero. Whether you like to sneak around, run-and-gun, take a tactical approach – or all of the above – your goal remains the same: Rally the resistance and end the Nazi’s tyrannical reign in America.

We will know more about the game thanks to the previews that will be posted in the upcoming days, stay tuned!

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus leaked by Amazon

Amazon Germany has posted accidentally a page about a collector edition of the next Wolfenstein game called Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, that would be released on October 27, before removing it. This information is certainly true, as we’ll see Monday at the E3 conference of Bethesda.

Wolf3D on Commodore64!

The retro-gaming community is very active, and always tries to port some more recent legendary games on older platforms. After the GameBoy Color, Wolf3D has been ported on Commodore 64, a computed sold 8 years before the release of the game! The game cannot run on the basic C64, you’ll need the SuperCPU v2 with 16 MB or RAM in order to boost it enough for Wolf3D. Some parts of the code of the game had to be rewritten in assembly language in order to make it work, and the sprites and sounds have a much lower quality than those of the original game. But that’s definitely a great achievement!

Wolfenstein 3-D is 25!

The first episode of the shareware version of Wolf3D was released on the 5th of May, 1992, by id Software and Apogee on BBS servers. For the 25 years anniversary of this game, you can read a complete retrospective on the Apogee / 3DRealms website, but also on the blog of Joe Siegler, one of the member of the support staff of Apogee back then, and an interview of Tom Hall – game designer at id Sofware on the game – on Gamasutra. Shacknews has also posted a list of some of the best mods of the game. And you can read the complete story of the game and id Software on the encyclopedia of this site.

Dialogue 3-D

Following the controversy about a guy who punched a racist white supremacist in the face, the activist Ramsey Nasser has released an alternate version of Wolfenstein 3-D called “Dialogue 3-D” where you are asked for confirmation each time you try to shoot a nazi… Not very playable, but it leads to a very interesting discussion!

Pete Hines (Bethesda) speaks about the next Wolfenstein

Pete Hines, VP of marketing at Bethesda, gave a long interview to the Kinda Funny Games youtube channel, and when he was asked about the next Wolfenstein, he told this:

MachinesGames has been hard at work on something, which I can’t tell you I have played, it’s fucking bananas, and I can’t wait to show what it actually is, and what they’re actually up to, and I let you know when…

Let’s hope we’ll know more about the game during the year – at next E3 maybe!