Welcome to the pilot episode of Gamnesia’s new, more casual podcast: Gamnesia After Dark! Featuring less news and more silly stories, we’re aiming to help you get to know us on the staff a bit better and maybe have a bit of fun while doing so. This week, Steven, Aloisia, and Alex discuss the games we’re currently playing, as well as diving into the games that define who we are as gamers.
This is our first episode of the new podcast, so we want to hear your feedback! If there are things you didn’t like, let us know so we can work on improving those going forward. Equally as important, if there are things you do like, let us know so we can try to do them more.
As a preemptive warning, Gamnesia After Dark will make use of stronger language than our past podcasts have. While we certainly hope you will listen to and enjoy this and all subsequent episodes, we advise you to listen with caution if you are sensitive to such language.
During Bethesda’s E3 presentation tonight, we learned of a brand new game in the Wolfenstein franchise! Titled Wolfenstein Youngblood, this will be a co-op Wolfenstein entry that tells the story of BJ’s twin daughters as they continue his battle against the Nazis who rule their world.
Wolfenstein Youngblood is releasing in 2019 and the biggest highlight is the feature of cooperative play (though single player is still an option). Check out the trailer above and let us know what you think about being able to kill Nazis with a friend!
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus on Nintendo Switch was initially revealed in a fall Nintendo Direct. Months of silence have followed, but now we have a better idea of what this Nazi-killing sequel is going to be like on Nintendo’s hardware and when we’ll be able to play it.
In addition to some cool gameplay footage that shows the game’s graphical output on the Switch, we’ve also learned that it’s going to require a few downloads, meaning that you should probably have a MicroSD card if you’re planning on buying it.
With a $60 price tag, you’ll be able to jump into the Axis-controlled streets of America on-the-go on June 29th.
Have you already played Wolfenstein II, or are you waiting for the Switch release? Let us know in the comments below!
Bethesda has shown a surprising amount of support for Nintendo Switch early on, porting major titles like Skyrim and DOOM to the hybrid console. The next Bethesda property set to launch on Switch is Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus. Switch doesn’t have as powerful of hardware as PlayStation 4 or Xbox One, so how does the shooter hold up on Nintendo’s console?
As with DOOM, the Switch port of Wolfenstein II will be handled by Panic Button. Developer MachineGames has confirmed that it will be the same team working on the port as before, as they are “experts” both when it comes to Nintendo Switch and the id Tech 6 game engine. So how did their latest effort turn out?
GameXplain went hands-on with the Switch port and recorded around 14 minutes of footage. The Switch port has yet to undergo a deep technical analysis, but based on 14 minutes of off-screen footage, it looks to be a solid port. You can check out the footage and judge for yourself by clicking above!
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus was one of the more notable announcements at E3 2017. The original reveal trailer was hard-hitting and violent, featuring a dystopian, Nazi-run United States and the freedom fighters leading the new American Revolution. Now, a new trailer shown at the Tokyo Game Show provides more of a gameplay-centric view of this rebellion, including more of the mechs and characters which gamers will soon get to control and fight alongside. Check above to see it for yourself!
What do you think about the new trailer for the game? Is it turning out to be all that you hoped for? The New Colossus launches on October 27th for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, and the newly-announced Nintendo Switch version will be heading to shelves in 2018.
It’s been known for a long time that Bethesda plans to bring The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim to Nintendo Switch. Other than that, the company has been rather silent about their support for the platform. Now, during today’s Nintendo Direct, Bethesda has confirmed both DOOM and Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus are coming to Nintendo Switch. However, the Switch version of Wolfenstein II won’t release until next year.
This is an exciting step forward for tons of Nintendo and Bethesda fans. What other Bethesda games would you like to see on the system? Let us know in the comments below!
It wasn’t really much of a secret that Bethesda was developing a new Wolfenstein title, but after countless teases and leaks, it’s finally official. Bethesda officially revealed Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus with a rather lengthy trailer tonight at their E3 conference. The New Colossus sees players in a Nazi-controlled America as they search far and wide to find leaders to form a resistance movement.
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus launches October 27, 2017 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Check out the awesome trailer above!
Wolfenstein 3D is largely regarded as one of the most influential games of all time and one of the driving forces behind the rise of first-person shooters in the gaming industry. This classic originally debuted on MS-DOS before being ported to various other devices, including Super Nintendo, Jaguar, and Game Boy Advance, and thanks to one talented programmer, it’s now (very unofficially) coming to another platform: Game Boy Color.
Swedish programmer Anders Granlund has been working to recreate the classic shooter for Game Boy Color as a project, uploading videos of his progress along the way. Of course, the game can’t naturally run on a Game Boy Color as is, but rather than making modifications to the hardware, Granlund has taken inspiration from the Super FX chip used in some classic SNES games. The game runs on a custom cartridge which itself contains a “co-processor” which allows the game to perform above and beyond what a Game Boy Color can normally offer.
It’s not an exact port of the original (for instance, some of the stats that are normally on the bottom of the screen have been moved to the top due to lack of space), but it’s pretty impressive thus far. The current build contains ten levels and three enemy types, and Granlund is currently working to implement game logic and basic AI. You can dig into the finer details of this project and keep up to date by perusing this website.
During Bethesda’s E3 conference this past year, eagle-eyed fans were quick to spot a reference to an unannounced Wolfenstein project dubbed “New Colossus,” which sparked all sorts of interest and discussion among the fanbase. Months have passed and we’ve not heard anything more on the title from Bethesda, but a new interview with Brian Bloom, the voice actor for protagonist B.J. Blazkowicz in Wolfenstein: The New Order, definitely suggests that something’s in the works.
“I’ll be safe with this answer. If you look at Bethesda’s E3 2016 lineup there was a title hinted at in a cool way. It sparked a bit of wildfire. That subtle, very simple DOS language, going through the titles. Perhaps we’re working on that as we speak.” — Brian Bloom
While Bloom didn’t come right out and confirm that New Colossus is in the works, it’s hard to take the not-so-subtle hinting as anything else. As for what this project is—a completely new Wolfenstein title, an expansion for an already-existing game, or something else entirely—we’ll just have continue waiting for Bethesda to make an official announcement.
Are you a fan of the Wolfenstein series? Do you think we’ll hear more about this new project soon, or is Bethesda going to keep us waiting for a while? What do you hope to see with New Colossus? Let us know in the comments!
No one would fault you for missing this secret from Bethesda’s recent E3 Showcase (hey, we almost missed it, too). During the very opening moments, an old command prompt is brought up that segues into the Quake Champions reveal. However, if you pay attention to some of the file names that pop up before the trailer officially starts, you may notice a tiny surprise. The file names themselves list off old Id Software games, the first on the list being Commander Keen, followed by a list of entries in the Wolfenstein series—including the name of the apparently unreleased “New Colossus.”
Some of you may also notice that the games listed off have their release dates next to them as well, while New Colossus only has a set of stars. Nothing was officially announced during the presentation, however one could infer from all of this information that there is a new Wolfenstein game in the early stages of development. We will keep you updated as more information becomes available.
E3 is less than a week away, and the industry is abuzz. Last year, the stars aligned for Bethesda Softworks when the developer decided to hold their first E3 press conference. The full unveiling of Fallout 4 was one of the year’s biggest attractions and other projects like Doom only made the deal sweeter. This year, Bethesda might be pulling out all the stops once again, as a new rumor suggests that the studio’s big announcement will be a remaster of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Additionally, sequels to The Evil Within, Wolfenstein: The New Order, and Prey will also be unveiled during the conference. Retail site Base has already listed a “definitive edition” of Skyrim on its site with a release date of November 23, 2016, adding further weight to this rumor. This could be a conference to remember if this all turns out to be true.
Wolfenstein is one of the oldest shooters in existence, and its transition into a 3D shooter in the 90s helped catapult the young genre into popularity. The long-running series was recently placed back in the spotlight when Bethesda launched Wolfenstein: The New Order last year, pulling in positive reviews and respectable sales numbers. The New Order was followed up with a standalone prequel called Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, and based on recent comments by a voice actress from the game, we can expect a sequel soon.
Alicja Bachleda-Curuś, the voice actress for Anya Oliwa in The New Order, mentioned that she’s working on a video game sequel. She stops short of actually naming the game, but the implication is crystal clear.
“I’m working on a video game, first part of which I have already made. Now we’re making a second one, which will take two more years. I played this game as a child. I was very happy when I got to the point where I could shoot Hitler.” — Alicja Bachleda-Curuś
If her time table is correct, it looks like we can expect a new Wolfenstein game next year (or the year after, depending on whether that two years begins now or if it began after The New Order‘s launch), and Anya will likely be returning.
Wolfenstein: The New Order was a smash hit last year, and Bethesda Softworks didn’t wait long to capitalize on its success. A standalone prequel story called Wolfenstein: The Old Blood has launched on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. You can take a glimpse into the past and storm Castle Wolfenstein for just $19.99. If you’re still on the fence, you can check out the game’s launch trailer by clicking above!
Following last year’s hit release, Wolfenstein: The New Order, developer MachineGames is releasing a prequel, Wolfenstein: The Old Blood. This smaller title utilizes the same engine from New Order but aims to tell a “lighter story with a brisker pace.” The game’s story is broken up into two parts; one part has BJ Blazkowicz infiltrating Castle Wolfenstein to steal coordinates, while the other focuses on him following those coordinates to see where they lead.
Check out the trailer above.
Wolfenstein: The Old Blood releases on May 5th for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Windows.
Are you excited for this smaller title? Let us know in the comments!
Two months ago Bethesda unveiled Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, a standalone prequel to The New Order. Playing as William “B.J.” Blazkowicz, gamers will attempt to infiltrate Castle Wolfenstein when the game launches in North America in just two days on May 5. The Old Blood comes with a very reasonable $20 price tag, but if you’re still on the fence about it, you can check out 45 minute of gameplay footage (courtesy of Bethesda) by clicking above!
If you enjoyed last year’s Wolfenstein: The New Order, we’ve got some good news for you! A downloadable prequel called Wolfenstein: The Old Blood is launching on May 5th, and it can be purchased as a standalone product, so you don’t need to own The New Order to play it. The Old Blood is set several months before The New Order and sees protagonist B.J. Blazkowicz fighting against Nazi forces at Castle Wolfenstein. You can pick up The Old Blood on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, or PC for $19.99, and you can check out the announcement trailer by clicking above!
Since Wolfenstein: The New Order will be coming out this month, Bethesda has released a new trailer that focuses on the two different ways you can play through this game. You can either go through this game like Splinter Cell, or you can go guns blazing!
The trailer starts out with the stealth gameplay where you make your way through a Nazi controlled factory without drawing attention to yourself. About halfway through the trailer it rewinds to the starting point of the mission and then shows the player going through the game like they were a part of The Expendables, using a multitude of weapons like machine guns, shotguns, rifles, and the sorts to mow your way through some Nazi scum.
As usual for these fun trailers, the end shows off the two songs that play through the stealth gameplay and the guns blazing gameplay. The game is set to release on the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PC. If you preorder the PlayStation 4 or Xbox One version, you will be able to participate in the new Doom alpha.
I doubt anyone will be surprised that Wolfenstein: The New Order will have some censorship when it hits Germany next month. The only major change that is happening within the game is that the Nazis will instead be referred to as “The Regime.” The Nazi symbol will also be taken down due to the sensitivity of the topic for the country. Pete Hines, a marketing executive for Bethesda, talked in an interview with GameSpot about this censorship before going on to discuss another controversy the game has on its plate—no multiplayer. For the most part, every shooter these days comes with some form of multiplayer or is all about the multiplayer. Wolfenstein: The New Order will be a single player only game.
“They’re a little touchy and so [the Nazis] are called
the Regime in Wolfenstein in Germany and it’s actually…I’m pretty sure
this is the first Wolfenstein game that will ever be released in
Germany, but it’s completely stripped of all the constitutionally banned
content.” — Pete Hines
Here is the quotation from the interview about the game not having a multiplayer mode.
“For a lot of other publishers that would probably be a trickier
question to answer, but Bethesda stands defiantly in support of
single-player stuff. Fallout 3, Skyrim, Dishonored, The Evil Within,
and Wolfenstein. We believe that if multiplayer fits and it’s part of what
you’re trying to create, you should absolutely do it. But if it’s not,
for god’s sake leave it out. Stop shoehorning into stuff that has no
business being there [cheers from audience]. And ultimately, Machine
Games knows single-player. And this is the kind of game they wanted to
create, and so we just never really had a conversation about
multiplayer. It’s like, ‘All right, if that’s not what you’re making,
let’s just make this the best that we can,’ and that’s what we’re
doing.” — Pete Hines
Wolfenstein: The New Order will come out on May 20th for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC. If you preorder the PlayStation 4 or Xbox One version, you will be able to obtain access to the beta of the next Doom game.
This guy is my hero for basically calling out companies who shoehorn in multiplayer modes just to meet a bullet point on the back of the box. So many games last gen didn’t need multiplayer, like Spec Ops: The Line, Tomb Raider, Guacamelee!, and soon. While I am not the biggest fan of Bethesda games, I am happy to see a company put their foot down on not doing a multiplayer mode when you don’t really need one if it isn’t fully thought out. What do you all think of this? Not surprised by the censorship? Support the idea that single player modes can be beneficial to an excellent experience?
Machine Games and Bethesda recently released a brand new trailer for the world to see for Wolfenstein: The New Order.The
trailer is very similar to a previous one that was released last month.
It shows off gameplay, story elements, the main bad guy, and Nazi
soldiers wearing mech suits. You know, the usual elements that make a
good trailer. The song that plays at the beginning and the end is done
by Martha and the Vandellas and is called “Nowhere to Run”. The game is
set to release in on May 20th and will be released for PlayStation 3,
PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PC. If you preorder the game, you
will get access to the Doom Beta and you can spend $100 for the collector’s edition that doesn’t come with the game.
I am still looking forward to this hopefully intense and emotionally driven single player experience. This is one of my favorite games that I like to see trailers and advertising
for. I love the trailers that use some kind of song that matches the
tone at the beginning of the trailer and when it appears again at the
end. It really reminds me of a trailer that Tarantino would do. Even if the collector’s edition is questionable since it doesn’t come with the game. What about you? Are you excited to give this game a shot?
With the release of Wolfenstein: The New Order only a few months
away, GameNews has released a brand new game play trailer. The video has
footage of you as William “B.J.”Blazkowicz on a Nazi controlled train.
It looks like you will be going undercover as a Nazi soldier to get
close to a major antagonist. While on the train, it looks like you serve
coffee to Frau Engel, one of the higher ups and her young male
companion. Engel then gives you a test with some pictures and if you
fail said test, you will get shot.
The New Order will be a singe-player only game for PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Xbox 360. if you pre-order it, you will gain access to the beta version of the next Doom title.
If you ask me, I really like this scene. It looks like it is filled with tense atmosphere and reminds me of a couple scenes from Tarantino’s Inglorious Basterds. This scene also reminds me of Metro: Last Light in a certain sense. It also doesn’t help for you to pull any sort of trick when you have a giant mech inside the same train car as one of the higher-ups. However, I have to ask how that train isn’t getting messed up somehow due to a giant multi-ton mech walking around?