Check out our full written Wolfenstein: The New Order review.
What if the Nazis won World War II? That’s precisely the spine-chilling question the folks at MachineGames and Bethesda Softworks ask with their upcoming release, Wolfenstein: The New Order. The ninth installment of the long-running and storied series presents an alternate 1960s, one in which the Third Reich — armed with futuristic weaponry such as laser cannons — holds dominion over the entire planet. Players don the role of series protagonist B.J. Blazkowicz, a man who escapes from an asylum 14 years after being institutionalized due to trauma-induced amnesia, and is promptly sent across Europe to launch a counter-offensive against the Nazi regime.
Bethesda’s latest gameplay clip places Blazkowicz on a train heading from Poland to Berlin, alongside a sinister woman hellbent on playing sadist games with game’s lead protagonist. If you read our preview from last year, it is part of the preview we saw back then. Named Frau Engel, she ropes Blazkowicz into one of her sick tests: picking the right cards to determine whether he’s racially “pure” or not. Needless to say, it’s a pretty tense scene, one showcasing the title’s emphasis on player-driven narrative a la Irrational Games’ Bioshock. Again, as previously outlined in our Wolfenstein: The New Order game preview, the footage is a brief reminder why shooting Nazis never gets old.
Wolfenstein: The New Order is slated for a North American release on May 20, on all current and last-gen consoles.