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Wolfenstein: The New Order is the Uncharted of shooters

by William Schwartz


Wolfenstein: The New Order is aiming to be more than just a mindless shooter, according to Bethesda.   Machine Games, the development team behind the return of Wolfenstein, is looking to put their own spin on the new game.  In a recent interview with IGN, Bethesda’s Pete Hines explains why you should expect more from Wolfenstein: The New Order.

“When we looked at it, we wanted to  put our own take on it, so it still has the crazy, over-the-top action, but it has all these other elements to it now.”  Hines then goes on to compare Wolfenstein: The New Order to Naughty Dog’s Uncharted series, saying that it’s a game “for folks who say, ‘yeah, I want to shoot things but I want some other stuff too.’  It starts to feel a little like Uncharted, where there’s more going on.”

This would make a lot of sense considering some of the franchises that Machine Games have had in the past.  Machine Games was founded by former Starbreeze Studios developers, who worked on titles like The Chronicles of Riddick and The Darkness, two titles that would fall into the non-“mindless shooter” category.

The New Order was recently announced to be a story-driven single-player experience, and will not feature a multiplayer component.  Wolfenstein: The New Order is expected for release in the tail-end of 2013 on the Xbox 360, PlayStation, PC, and next-gen systems.

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