Wolfenstein (video game)

Wolfenstein (video game)

Infobox VG
title = Wolfenstein


caption =
developer = id Software
Raven Software
Pi Studios
publisher = Activision Blizzard
distributor =
designer =
engine = id Tech 4 (heavily modified)
version =
released = TBA
genre = First-person shooter
modes = Single-player, Multiplayer
ratings = vgratings|ESRB=RP
platforms = Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Linux
media = Blu-ray Disc, DVD
requirements =
input =

"Wolfenstein" is a first-person shooter science fiction video game in development by Raven Software. It will use the id Tech 4 engine. [citeweb |author=id Software |title=Technology Licensing: Games using id Tech 4 |url=http://www.idsoftware.com/business/idtech4/] The game was first revealed in 2004 during an interview with id Software's Todd Hollenshead on TechTV. [citeweb |author=Eurogamer |title=Return To Castle Wolf 2 in development |url=http://www.eurogamer.net/article.php?article_id=56069]

Plot

The year is 1943 and World War II is raging. Allied forces have managed to stop the expansion of Hitler's Third Reich, but the Führer will be content with nothing less than the worldwide control. Heinrich Himmler's SS have a plan to dominate by controlling a dangerous force known as the Black Sun. With powers of the occult at their disposal, the Nazis look to gain a distinct advantage in this war. The Allied forces only hope lies in the skills and courage of special agent B.J. Blazkowicz.

E3 2008 Press Release

"Wolfenstein™ – From id Software’s critically-acclaimed and multi-million unit selling Wolfenstein universe, which pioneered and defined the first-person action genre, comes the ultimate supernatural thriller. Set within a near-fictional, historical WWII setting, players take on the role of the heroic OSS agent BJ Blazkowicz as they are thrust into the unknown and unexpected to battle against combat troops, otherworldly forces, and the dark science created by a supernatural Nazi force hell-bent on world domination. Wolfenstein offers players an action-packed experience as they investigate the powers of a dark parallel dimension, join with resistance forces, and employ an arsenal of conventional and otherworldly weapons in attempts to annihilate the Nazi war machine. Ensuring a deep variety of action, Wolfenstein provides gamers with an assortment of interlinked missions that drive an intense, story-driven combat experience; while the Wolfenstein multiplayer experience continues the world-renowned tradition of class-based team objective gameplay with a full arsenal of conventional and supernatural weapons for addictive online warfare. (Xbox 360™, PS3, Windows® PC)." [citeweb |author=Activision |title=Company Confirms Upcoming Game Lineup and Announces Five New Titles |url=http://www.businesswire.com/portal/site/google/?ndmViewId=news_view&newsId=20080715005571&newsLang=en]

Historical accuracy

The game features a number of inspirations from the real-world Nazi regimes, but departs from historical reality in a number of ways. For example, the game aggrandizes the Kreisau Circle to be “an extensive resistance network of paramilitary fighter and informants that aide and abets B.J. in his exploits,” depicts the Thule Society (that Hitler formally disavowed while in power) as a “powerful nest of Nazis who disappear the Black Sun and are deeply entangled in the Reich’s paranormal research efforts,” and goes beyond Himmler’s symbolic use of the Black Sun to make it a “limitless energy source that the Nazis are hell-bent on manipulating toward their own nefarious ends.” [“Real-life Insanity: "Wolfenstein"’s events are fictional, but are inspired by the reality of the Nazi regime,” "Game Informer" 184 (August 2008): 36.]

References

External links

*official|http://www.wolfenstein.com
* [http://www.gametrailers.com/player/36482.html E3 2008 Teaser Trailer]
* [http://www.shacknews.com/onearticle.x/53682 E3 2008 Screenshots]
* [http://www.planetwolfenstein.com/ Planet Wolfenstein]
* [http://xbox360.ign.com/objects/774/774378.html "Wolfenstein"] at IGN.com


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