War never changes, except when the Nazis win and history twists and we need a top man like B.J. Blazkowicz to set things right.
There's a sweet irony in the opening line of this Wolfenstein: The New Order trailer. "So much has changed," say Mr. Blazkowicz, hero of id Software's 1992 FPS Wolfenstein 3D, in which he gunned down Nazis by the truckload and saved the world from tyranny. He did it again that same year in Spear of Destiny, then Return(ed) to Castle Wolfenstein in 2001 and came back for more in 2009's Wolfenstein. And soon he'll be back again, this time in an alternate history in which the Nazis developed the bomb, nuked New York, conquered the world, recorded Abbey Road, went to the moon and presumably hit a whole mess of other pop-culture touchstones on their way to enslaving the planet.
But have no fear because B.J. is here, and he's brought a whole bunch of guns and a heavy back-beat with him. The gameplay doesn't start until the 1:35 mark and even then it's cut so fast that it's hard to tell what's going on, but we already know what's going on, don't we? Bullets fly, Nazis die! Boom! Take that, ya dirty ratzis!
Wolfenstein: The New Order is being developed for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC and next-gen consoles, and is expected to be out for the holidays.