id’s Wolfenstein Now Available For PC, Xbox 360, and PS3

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News Posted: Tue, Aug 18 2009 12:52 PM

id Software’s Wolfenstein Now Available

Santa Monica, CA – August 18, 2009 – Activision Publishing, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) and id Software announced today that the highly-anticipated Wolfenstein is now available nationwide for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, the PLAYSTATION 3 computer entertainment system and PC. Developed by Raven Software, Wolfenstein is rated “M” for Mature by the ESRB.

Combining intense action and stunning graphics, Wolfenstein picks up immediately after the events of the award-winning Return to Castle Wolfenstein. In the newest chapter to the famed franchise, the ***’ have returned to their dark experiments and unearthed a dimension that contains amazing powers, simply known as – The Veil. With the help of the resistance faction of the town Isenstadt, players return to enlist as super OSA agent BJ Blazkowicz to uncover the Third Reich’s evil aspirations and stop them before it’s too late.

“It’s been great to work with Raven Software on an ambitious title like Wolfenstein,” said Kevin Cloud, executive producer at id Software. “The latest chapter delivers an epic gameplay experience by seamlessly blending intense combat throughout a compelling sci-fi narrative that brings the occult underworld to life as only Wolfenstein can deliver.”

As players embark on an all-new mission deep in the heart of the Third Reich, they will have access to an arsenal of upgradable conventional and sci-fi weapons, while battling a multitude of escalating enemies, from Nazi combat troops and super soldiers to paranormal forces and experimental creatures.

Following in the footsteps of its predecessors, the Wolfenstein multi-player experience features the Axis and Resistance squaring off against each other in Team Deathmatch, Stopwatch or Objective based games. With three classes from which to choose, players can fight on the frontline as a soldier, heal their compatriots as a medic, or help gather objectives as an engineer all while using the Veil powers in special ways. Additionally, the persistent gold found within the multiplayer maps allows players to purchase upgrades for weapons and Veil powers on the fly, ensuring a deep and continuous variety of action along with tremendous replay value.

Wolfenstein is now available nationwide on Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, the PLAYSTATION 3 computer entertainment system and PC.

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warlord replied on Tue, Aug 18 2009 1:23 PM

The demo at Quakecon09 looked very good.... Another win for ID

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3vi1 replied on Tue, Aug 18 2009 2:19 PM

/agree. Looks verrrrry pretty.

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Lev_Astov replied on Tue, Aug 18 2009 5:28 PM

I intend to pick it up on my way home tonight!

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ice91785 replied on Wed, Aug 19 2009 12:39 AM

I will get it -- owned all Wolfenstein games and this will be no exception.

 

The question is though...what does this have to do with "MEMORY"??

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Kiristo replied on Wed, Aug 19 2009 2:17 AM

Hmm, I don't know how much I'll like this if you have super powers. I didn't like Bioshock mostly because of the combo of FPS and magic casting. Keep your wand out of my shooters I say. What I need is just another good WWII shooter. That's right, I for one, still haven't gotten enough of them. Still, the first two Wolfenstein games were great, the original being my first FPS, so I'll probably check this out anyway. I hope there is some more freaky stuff like the catacombs lvl in Return to Castle Wolfenstein.

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ClemSnide replied on Wed, Aug 19 2009 4:46 PM

@ice91785:

>I will get it -- owned all Wolfenstein games and this will be no exception.

O rly? (That's the first time I've ever typed that, by the way.) Have you the original Castle Wolfenstein, which ran on the Apple ][+? It was a 2D, "Egyptian perspective" (i.e. walls from above but people from the side) shooter where you had to sneak and shoot your way through the German castle and escape. The guards had their routes, but broke them they spotted you, shooting first and saying "Achtung" after (yes, even on that 64KB system, it had voice. Kinda.); you had limited ammo and even more limited control over your shots. A second installment, "Return to Wolfenstein," had something of a plot to it, but since I had done so poorly on the first I decided not to buy the second. No doubt both are available on the PC or Mac in an emulation environment.

>The question is though...what does this have to do with "MEMORY"??

Well, you'll probably have to add more memory to play it. ,)


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ice91785 replied on Wed, Aug 19 2009 6:36 PM

ClemSnide:
O rly? (That's the first time I've ever typed that, by the way.) Have you the original Castle Wolfenstein, which ran on the Apple ][+? It was a 2D, "Egyptian perspective" (i.e. walls from above but people from the side) shooter where you had to sneak and shoot your way through the German castle and escape. The guards had their routes, but broke them they spotted you, shooting first and saying "Achtung" after (yes, even on that 64KB system, it had voice. Kinda.); you had limited ammo and even more limited control over your shots. A second installment, "Return to Wolfenstein," had something of a plot to it, but since I had done so poorly on the first I decided not to buy the second. No doubt both are available on the PC or Mac in an emulation environment.

Yes I did, also the expansion packs for said game (spear of destiny and there were 2 more but I dont rmemeber the names..)

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realneil replied on Wed, Aug 19 2009 9:48 PM

If I could have all of the hours that I spent playing the Wolfenstein Games, all of them,....I wouldn't take 'em back,................

I always loved that game, from when it was barely discernible/playable through the last one.

So I'll buy it for the nostalgia's sake and any others that come out.

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RTCW was a great game.... I am not a fan of the super powers and such in this one... Just give me a luger, Mp44 and a panzerfaust and I am good to go! Mine Laven!

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Never played any of the Wolfensteins, but the Team Fortress clan I am in was started by a group from the older wolfenstein and they are pumped for it. I will most likely get it just because so many of my online friends will be playing.

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Kiristo replied on Mon, Aug 24 2009 3:18 AM

Okay, I got about halfway through last night. I take back what I said above. This game is just plain fun. The powers are not very intrusive, and like bullet time in Max Payne are only needed some of the time. Most of the time, it's just shooting *** like you've always dreamed of. The game seems to combine some Counter Strike and Call of Duty gameplay, and it works out well. It's got a little bit of an open-play style, you can do more than one mission at any time. While I'm already 57% through it after 3 hours and something of game time, I have to recommend this. It felt both nostalgic and new at the same time. There are a lot of weapons but I have stuck mostly with the 3 authentic weapons of the time. The one downside I would say (other than playtime) is that it is somewhat easy. But hell, I'm having so much fun playing it, I don't even care. Thank you, id, I needed this.

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Kiristo replied on Mon, Aug 24 2009 3:19 AM

You can't say Na.zis?!

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