Wolfenstein: The New Order dropped some new gameplay images, sparking rumors galore.
Back before first-person shooters were mainstream, there was a little game called Wolfenstein. It caused tons of controversy and a huge cult fan base over being among, if not the first of, the first-person shooters. The game had you shooting Nazis in a maze, and the final boss was Hitler. These days that’s no big deal, but back then it was big news. It struck such a nerve that some versions of Wolfenstein were censored to take out the Nazis.
Now what may be the oldest first-person shooter ever made is getting an HD update with Wolfenstein: The New Order. New images have been revealed this week showing gameplay and sparking some rumors about what the game might have in store.
Wolfenstein: The New Order takes the idea of Nazis winning World War II and adds a spin straight out of Hellboy, with Nazis dabbling in paranormal sciences. You once again play the role of William “B.J.” Blazkowicz, a veteran of World War II defending America from the Third Reich. Nazi war machines, which are actual killer robots, roam the streets and you’re the one assigned to undermine the New Order. The images the following speculation is based on can be seen here.
Some of said war machines appear to be dogs, which may be programmed to attack anything not wearing the swastika. Technology has advanced quite a bit further in the 1960s, as guns appear to be much more high-tech and planning rooms seem to be lined with floating pathways.
Blazkowicz appears to have a love interest who aids him on the other end of a head-mounted phone system. There seems to be an old woman with a pistol who isn’t the least bit afraid of what’s going on as she aims it at you. There might be driving scenes where you ride shotgun and snipe Nazis on the go.
What do you think of the rumors surrounding Wolfenstein: The New Order?