Hands-On with ‘Wolfenstein: The New Order’ at E3 2013

Posted by on June 15, 2013

Never playing the original Wolfenstein games, but being a huge fan of Doom, I grew up on sci-fi first-person shooters and the lack of them nowadays is saddening.

Who knows what’s going on with the next Doom, Quake, or Unreal… but thankfully, the publisher now behind Doom and Quake, Bethesda Softworks, is bringing back the original FPS to help make the wait for the other big three sci-fi shooters a little easier for fans.

Only announced one month ago, we got a sneak peak at the gameplay which looks amazing and even got to play the game ourselves. While not as good looking as The Evil Within that we saw demoed right before it (also on id tech 5), Wolfenstein: The New Order looks slightly cartoonish but still beautiful with sleek visuals and a color palette that really pops. There are even some pretty interesting concepts such as a laser gun that can cut through metal and must be used in order to solve puzzles and open up new pathways in levels. And most impressive of all is the amount of guns that can be obtained and dual-wielded to kick a whole hell of a lot of Nazi ass.

Unfortunately, those weapons won’t get to be truly utilized in big chaotic multiplayer battles online, because for whatever reason, the twitch shooter that seems perfect for multiplayer, will be singleplayer only this time around.

Check out the official description and a first look at gameplay for the next Wolfenstein that will be releasing on both current and next-gen consoles in late 2013:

Taking place in 1960, Wolfenstein: The New Order depicts an alternate timeline — one in which the Nazis won World War II and took over the world… and only B.J. Blazkowicz can stand up to them.

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