As Computex winds down in Taipei, the gaming industry is prepping for E3 in Los Angeles next week. Bethesda has jumped the gun a little, releasing an E3-themed teaser trailer of MachineGames' upcoming Wolfenstein: The New Order. The trailer shows a few snippets of gameplay—but not before indulging in set dressing with a mix of live action, Photoshopped historical photos, and gruff narration.
The result is... interesting. I squirmed in my seat at the Kurt Russel-esque voiceover and cringed at the Nazi Beatles. The gameplay footage seemed oddly reminiscent of Duke Nukem Forever, too. Maybe it's because level design—or at least, what was shown of it—looked a little murky and uninspired, and character models seemed to belong on the wrong side of the uncanny valley.
The full game may have more in common with Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon than with DNF, though. According to Rock, Paper, Shotgun's weirdly hilarious preview, The New Order takes a "let's be big and dumb on purpose because it's funny" approach. And it sounds like there's plenty to keep players amused, including stealth segments and an upgradeable laser gun. I guess I'll have to keep an open mind about this one.
Wolfenstein: The New Order is coming out in the fourth quarter for the PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and next-gen consoles.
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