Wolfenstein: The New Order Rocks "House of the Rising Sun" Launch Trailer

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Wolfenstein: The New Order Rocks "House of the Rising Sun" Launch Trailer

Wolfenstein: The New Order is less that one week away, and you know what that means! (It means it's time to watch the launch trailer.)

I am cautiously optimistic - very cautiously optimistic - about Wolfenstein: The New Order. It looks like a solid shooter, but that's hardly remarkable these days, and it's not like Bethesda can't afford technical competence. What has my attention is the focus on character and setting that have dominated the trailers I've seen so far: B.J. Blazkowicz and the supporting cast of characters look like they might be an engaging bunch of folks, as opposed to mere cardboard cutouts with "good" or "evil" stamped on them.

That's probably an optimistic view, but I'm an optimistic guy, and this new launch trailer doesn't do anything to dampen my enthusiasm. Plenty of stuff blows up, but there's an awful lot of talking, too, and while much of it is pure cliche, the possibility that there might be a story behind all those explosions that's actually worth paying attention to is positively intriguing. I have no doubt that the Wolfenstein: The New Order will be a competent shooter, but I really hope it aims higher than that.

Wolfenstein: The New Order comes out on May 20 for the Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and PC.

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Everything I see about this game makes me think it'll be even better than I'd previously thought. If nothing else, their marketing is fantastic.

The game looks vibrant and fun and it doesn't take itself too seriously, unlike pretty much every shooter since Bulletstorm, which is all kinds of nice to see. I'm really looking forward to this and I hope it lives up to at least the style with which it's presenting itself.

Certainly looks about a billion times better than the 2009 game. I just hope that the PC version has an option for gun size, because holy balls those guns are massive.

i dont know if its any good (tough i certainly hope so) but i really dig these trailers, specially all the alternate history scenes each one of them has

I hate to be negative here, but I really hope there aren't as many "cinematics" as the trailer implies. I really want this game to be good, not another linear showoff of "setpieces" that will only make me go over to GoG and download Duke Nukem again.

Even if it doesnt live up to the expectations it just seems the perfect setting for an ego shooter. I havent killed virtual nazis for so long, I am feeling like replaying The Saboteur (or simply Return to Castle Wolfenstein)

Well, I doubt that it can possibly be better than Shadow Warrior (no shooter can), but it does look like a lot of fun. Killing Nazis never goes out of style. That's amazing.

Adam Jensen:
Well, I doubt that it could possibly be better than Shadow Warrior (no shooter can), but it does look like a lot of fun, regardless. Killing Nazis never goes out of style. That's amazing.

Eh, I would posit that Borderlands was a better shooter than Shadow Warrior (though only if you play as Krieg IMO). That's the only one I can think of though. Shadow Warrior's easily Flying Wild Hog's best outing, and it's one of my favorite games ever.

Well fuck it, I'm going to get hype. I know it probably won't be nearly as good as it looks, but damn does it look good.

The music, the gameplay the style, the story, the people that made it, it just looks really great.

If nothing else, it has huge aspirations. I just hope the devs had the time, money, and skill to follow through.

They had me at duel-wielding LMG's. Hopefully, you'll be able to carry a full arsenal of weapons instead of just two.

One can hope.

Ah Nazi's, they will never go out of style will they?

Pretty good trailer, almost gets me exited.

I'll be honest. I only want this game for the soundtrack.

Brian Tams:
They had me at duel-wielding LMG's. Hopefully, you'll be able to carry a full arsenal of weapons instead of just two.

One can hope.

Lol, after all the other shit in that trailer it would be very, very strange for them to decide we needed a realistic inventory system.

hazabaza1:
Certainly looks about a billion times better than the 2009 game. I just hope that the PC version has an option for gun size, because holy balls those guns are massive.

I suspect the "dual-LMG" clips are the character piloting one of those mechsuit things he's fighting.

BlumiereBleck:
I'll be honest. I only want this game for the soundtrack.

trailer songs aren't always in the actual game..that said..

usuing awsome songs in trailers can mess with the brain in funny ways

like Evolves "happy hunting" trailer, it makes me want the game for some reason

EDIT: my only nitpick is our player charachter looks to have brown hair..while he looked blond in older promo stuff...that is disapointing...and only a complaint one could have from a videogame

Dat version of House of the Rising Sun..

You know what, I don't tend to buy in to trailers that much but holy hell was that one doing it for me. That said, I'll still wait and see what the reviews say. Kinda hoping it plays like Wolfenstein 3D - as in allowing exploration will still being linear. Though the amount of cut scenes do give me pause for thought too.

Adam Jensen:
Well, I doubt that it can possibly be better than Shadow Warrior (no shooter can), but it does look like a lot of fun. Killing Nazis never goes out of style. That's amazing.

Well STALKER is a better shooter/game then that (personal opinion :P)

OT:
Damn. It looks quite good. I do wonder how connected it is to Return to Castle Wolfenstein and Wolfenstein 2009.
RtCW was awesome. BAdass. Calssic shooter that all younger players and aspiring game designers must play.
And 2009... well its not bad. A fun game, very fun even. Just not up to par with the rest of the series.

josemlopes:

Even if it doesnt live up to the expectations it just seems the perfect setting for an ego shooter. I havent killed virtual nazis for so long, I am feeling like replaying The Saboteur (or simply Return to Castle Wolfenstein)

Are there very much expectations surrounding this? I've barely heard of this game and given how mediocre the last Wolfenstein game was, I wasn't expecting anything great from this one. I am pleasantly surprised by this trailer. It looks pretty good.

RedDeadFred:

josemlopes:
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Even if it doesnt live up to the expectations it just seems the perfect setting for an ego shooter. I havent killed virtual nazis for so long, I am feeling like replaying The Saboteur (or simply Return to Castle Wolfenstein)

Are there very much expectations surrounding this? I've barely heard of this game and given how mediocre the last Wolfenstein game was, I wasn't expecting anything great from this one. I am pleasantly surprised by this trailer. It looks pretty good.

Well, it really depends on what you want of a shooter, me being a big fan of Return to Castle Wolfenstein and Timesplitters the whole "killing nazis with future technology with weapons that barely have any recoil but pack a punch" is high on my wish list.

The game still has a lot of secrets (dont know if they are of good quality but the one shown in one trailer was nice) and seems to really know what it wants to be (you can duel wield snipers).

So its not going to be a game for everyone but but I really bet its going to be the game for me.

I want that song!

The moon you say? ok i'm interested.

Who else though that this was going to advertise an expansion involving Imperial Japan?

JarinArenos:

hazabaza1:
Certainly looks about a billion times better than the 2009 game. I just hope that the PC version has an option for gun size, because holy balls those guns are massive.

I suspect the "dual-LMG" clips are the character piloting one of those mechsuit things he's fighting.

Could be.
Even so, they're taking up like 45% of the screen. That's ridiculous no matter the situation.

That'll do nicely.

What the heck, they even blocked the effing trailer in Germany.

And I was excited about this game until they said that they don't give a fuck about German players and region lock the game (which they actually don't have to afaik, they just can't sell it here)

And now the trailer too, ffs

Man, Blazkowicz is in really good shape for a guy who's been sitting in a loony bin with head trauma for 14 years. They must have an outstanding gym.

Anyway, I think it looks great, and I love me some Nazi super-science. I'll probably wait for a Steam sale, but I'll see what the reviews have to say.

Dammit. Ok, I am putting a reminder in my phone to go by Gamestop when I get off work today, and preorder this glorious looking bastard. I'm sold.

How can a game with dual wielding sniper rifles AND a German version of House of the Rising Sun possibly go wrong? I think this is a "Shut up and take my money!" moment!

N3squ1ck:
What the heck, they even blocked the effing trailer in Germany.

And I was excited about this game until they said that they don't give a fuck about German players and region lock the game (which they actually don't have to afaik, they just can't sell it here)

And now the trailer too, ffs

They WANT to sell it in Germany.
After US, Germany is the biggest single market in the world.
Besides, Wolfenstein will be sold in Germany. But all nazi stuff will be changed/removed. You wont fight the 3rd Reich. Just the Wolves/some random empire stuff :P. Otherwise same game.

Charcharo:

N3squ1ck:
What the heck, they even blocked the effing trailer in Germany.

And I was excited about this game until they said that they don't give a fuck about German players and region lock the game (which they actually don't have to afaik, they just can't sell it here)

And now the trailer too, ffs

They WANT to sell it in Germany.
After US, Germany is the biggest single market in the world.
Besides, Wolfenstein will be sold in Germany. But all nazi stuff will be changed/removed. You wont fight the 3rd Reich. Just the Wolves/some random empire stuff :P. Otherwise same game.

I know that, but I would like to play how it was intended to be. I don't like that the government thinks it can dictate what adults play and I don't like that the industry just rolls with it, without questioning it or anything

N3squ1ck:

Charcharo:

N3squ1ck:
What the heck, they even blocked the effing trailer in Germany.

And I was excited about this game until they said that they don't give a fuck about German players and region lock the game (which they actually don't have to afaik, they just can't sell it here)

And now the trailer too, ffs

They WANT to sell it in Germany.
After US, Germany is the biggest single market in the world.
Besides, Wolfenstein will be sold in Germany. But all nazi stuff will be changed/removed. You wont fight the 3rd Reich. Just the Wolves/some random empire stuff :P. Otherwise same game.

I know that, but I would like to play how it was intended to be. I don't like that the government thinks it can dictate what adults play and I don't like that the industry just rolls with it, without questioning it or anything

I hate how spineless the industry is too. If it were a book with nazi... no problem.
Though to be fair, Wolfenstein is not really about the 3rd Reich. A wolfenstein with the USSR as an enemy or even the US as an enemy in the same position would work just as well. It is about dark science and superstitions and stealth and action and murder :P

Please let this be good. Oh please let this be good. I really want this to be good.

Charcharo:

N3squ1ck:
What the heck, they even blocked the effing trailer in Germany.

And I was excited about this game until they said that they don't give a fuck about German players and region lock the game (which they actually don't have to afaik, they just can't sell it here)

And now the trailer too, ffs

They WANT to sell it in Germany.
After US, Germany is the biggest single market in the world.
Besides, Wolfenstein will be sold in Germany. But all nazi stuff will be changed/removed. You wont fight the 3rd Reich. Just the Wolves/some random empire stuff :P. Otherwise same game.

thing is that publishers are too chicken. strictly legally speaking publishing a game with swastikas and nazi theme would be no problem nowadays. but devs and publishers are terrified of the bad press and such.

pro tip for all people within germany who want to play the game the way it was intended: keystores. not only do they offer the game for cheaper, you'll also get the uncensored version.

Kathinka:

Charcharo:

N3squ1ck:
What the heck, they even blocked the effing trailer in Germany.

And I was excited about this game until they said that they don't give a fuck about German players and region lock the game (which they actually don't have to afaik, they just can't sell it here)

And now the trailer too, ffs

They WANT to sell it in Germany.
After US, Germany is the biggest single market in the world.
Besides, Wolfenstein will be sold in Germany. But all nazi stuff will be changed/removed. You wont fight the 3rd Reich. Just the Wolves/some random empire stuff :P. Otherwise same game.

thing is that publishers are too chicken. strictly legally speaking publishing a game with swastikas and nazi theme would be no problem nowadays. but devs and publishers are terrified of the bad press and such.

pro tip for all people within germany who want to play the game the way it was intended: keystores. not only do they offer the game for cheaper, you'll also get the uncensored version.

You are actually VERY wrong here. It WILL be a problem. Not sure whether it will be a big problem and whether it will have a negative effect on the game, but I know for a fact that it is.
Just last year World of Tanks had to deny one of their awards- The Boelter (incredible tanker, Wehrmacht, no war crimes) medal. Reason is that the German goverment asked WarGaming to delete his name from the game... even though he was Wehrmacht.
One year before that, they wanted the ORIGINAL meda, which was a Wittman medal (SS officer, no war crimes, legendary tanker) to be changed.
Currently, the new game War Thunder has some problems with Germany because players can use some of the decals to recreate the SS logo...

So yeah.. it is a problem

Charcharo:

Kathinka:

Charcharo:

They WANT to sell it in Germany.
After US, Germany is the biggest single market in the world.
Besides, Wolfenstein will be sold in Germany. But all nazi stuff will be changed/removed. You wont fight the 3rd Reich. Just the Wolves/some random empire stuff :P. Otherwise same game.

thing is that publishers are too chicken. strictly legally speaking publishing a game with swastikas and nazi theme would be no problem nowadays. but devs and publishers are terrified of the bad press and such.

pro tip for all people within germany who want to play the game the way it was intended: keystores. not only do they offer the game for cheaper, you'll also get the uncensored version.

You are actually VERY wrong here. It WILL be a problem. Not sure whether it will be a big problem and whether it will have a negative effect on the game, but I know for a fact that it is.
Just last year World of Tanks had to deny one of their awards- The Boelter (incredible tanker, Wehrmacht, no war crimes) medal. Reason is that the German goverment asked WarGaming to delete his name from the game... even though he was Wehrmacht.
One year before that, they wanted the ORIGINAL meda, which was a Wittman medal (SS officer, no war crimes, legendary tanker) to be changed.
Currently, the new game War Thunder has some problems with Germany because players can use some of the decals to recreate the SS logo...

So yeah.. it is a problem

interesting stuff, got any source for that? not trying to be snippy, just genuinely curious.

(legal nerdery incoming, beware!)
as the current legal situation stands, 86 of the german criminal code prohibits the use of certain symbols, like the swastika. but here is the interesting part: article three of the same paragraph makes exceptions where the display of swastikas and the like is allowed. for science, education, historical documentation aaaand, and this is the part concerning us, art and fiction.
now video games have been legally accepted as art a long time ago in germany. it would follow that the use of swastikas in games is legal, as it is in movies, tv shows, paintings and comic books. hell, even some games have been sold with swastikas, but rather rarely and not exactly tripple A stuff. however, devs and publishers, dreading to be that guy who made an evil nazi game, continue to voluntarily self censor to avoid confrontation.

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