Wolfenstein blitzes stores August 4

Raven Software revamp of shooter franchise gets dated for PC, Xbox 360, PS3; original Wolfenstein 3D gets XBLA, PSN release next week.

Nazis, beware. Activision today announced that the revamp of Wolfenstein is set for an August 4 release on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC.

Developed by Raven Software (X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Singularity), Wolfenstein drops players into the army boots of B.J. Blazkowicz, who is once again sent behind enemy lines to thwart Hitler's occult ambitions. For this go-around, players will be able to fight fire with fire, using the power of a sought-after artifact to combat Hitler's own freakish army of evil.

With the newest installment in the series still months away, eager gamers will be able to pass the time by brushing up on the franchise's 3D roots. Activision will release a downloadable console edition of the original PC shooter Wolfenstein 3D next week.

Wolfenstein 3D sees players blasting their way through 60 levels of carnage on their way to a face-to-face encounter with Mecha-Hitler. The game will be available June 3 on the Xbox 360 and June 4 on the PS3. Wolfenstein 3D will be available for $5 (400 Microsoft points).

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106 comments
smino
smino

If it is not co-op Multiplayer my group of friends will not buy it. Anyone know if it is co-op or player versus player stupidity?

ColonelRadec
ColonelRadec

I can not wait for August 4th to get here, I have been waiting for this game for a long time.

Big_Mac4547
Big_Mac4547

i need me some Wolfenstein 3D one of my favorite games as a kid!

Robert9650
Robert9650

I liked Return to Castle Wolfenstein, RTCW: ET, and RTCW: Tides of War, so I might get this game, but I want to see how it will turn out before buying, but it does look awesome, but I'm sure only the true Wolfenstein fans like myself will probably enjoy the game, or I might be wrong, but it looks like fun to me.

OkuLaris
OkuLaris

Looking forward to this one, big time. :)

auntbessie
auntbessie

I really liked RTCW though I remember the end baddie being ridiculously easy to defeat, can't wait for the next installment, should be really good

snake289
snake289

@ youngdoc Trust me RTCW was not underrated infact people still play it today even after the free Wolf ET came out.

brain3d
brain3d

That's swell and all but wheres my DOOM 4?

Gorilla97
Gorilla97

i love me some wolfenstein, but i'm going to wait a bit and see what people are going to say about this one before i invest. something tells me it isn't going to live upto my expectations.

lil_luz_10
lil_luz_10

good ol' castle wolfenstein back on PC is 1993...(???) with the most advanced control scheme of the arrow keys, right control, space bar, and the number keys......those were the days

Quinzark
Quinzark

i will certainly be getting this. & the retro Wolf3D ( memories of playing on my PC years ago flooding back )

youngdoc
youngdoc

At last... I have been waiting so long. I hope the voice acting and soundtrack live up to the standards set by RTCW -- an underrated game that still ranks among my all time favorites. I look forward to playing this on my flat screen.

Patatopan
Patatopan

lol, Phaselinear, I think you mean 2k boston, bioware does mass effect.

Sardinar
Sardinar

It's great to know the game's release date, but please ... Don't Rush It. The 2001st's RTCW's multi-player was a blast, but the single player lacked 2 qualities of a good game - the gameplay and the story. The graphics were amazing though, but I think 9.2 was a bit too forgiving. I do have high hopes for ID, it is one of my favorite developers, and I love Wolfenstein(especially the original), good luck ID.

zakkess
zakkess

This looks great but im more pumped for Doom 4 :)

wars45
wars45

not been a lot of news on the game

Big_Ball_Devil
Big_Ball_Devil

I hope Raven Soft. will do well with this... Also, people should shut their stink holes about graphics, look at Doom 3, it has graphical mods. If you aren't satisfied, then start modding...problem solved.

Phaselinear
Phaselinear

Just check the visuals at the promo site, looks great (8.5 for sure) unless the story line is crap.....never know until you play. Hopefully we can take a level 1 test drive via XBOX Live and see for ourselves.

Rev8691
Rev8691

i got wolfenstein 3D for the iphone. they released it on the app store and it is great. the frame rate is perfect on the little iphone, so im sure it wont have a problem on the gaming giants.

Phaselinear
Phaselinear

I am really looking forward to this series being amped up for 2009. The only problem is who is making it. I seriously hope RAVEN doesn't screw this up. If Bioware (Bioshock) had re-created this series I would be salivating all the way to the store. Let's see what the promo's visuals show us first.

plm3d_basic
plm3d_basic

Console gamers will rent this game since graphics are outdated and multiplayer is lacking or just cookie cutter same old. Pc gamers will buy when price drop while pc gamers from European countries, Asian countries, and Russia will pirate as usual.

OttoNL
OttoNL

Always loved Wolf 3d, RTCW and RTCW:ET so think ill love this one aswell :D

Dw-i-ddim
Dw-i-ddim

Hope this is eventually considered a good title upon its release, interesting, more so, being from Raven Software who have a decent history of games. And Wolfenstein 3D at a price of 400 MS is darn hard to resist a buy.

Hillsy_
Hillsy_

I thought RTCW single player was good for the first three or four levels, but then as you progressed to the later levels it got alot worse. It is nice they want to relive/re-do Wolfenstein, but I'm not going to purchase this. There are many other titles I am interested in alot more than this.

SnuffDaddyNZ
SnuffDaddyNZ

About time. RTCW was a great game, and an amazing multiplayer game - if they have done this right it will kill World Of Warcraft .. Mark my words.

jeffv541
jeffv541

godzillavskong got it right. This site only gives good reviews to big name games cause if they don't it will piss off the fanboys and alienate readers. Corruption at it's finest.

guynamedyeah
guynamedyeah

great. more shooters. i remember playing wolfenstein, it was fun. but these next gen remakes are just boring. i like the sound of mecha-hitler though.

Ashley_wwe
Ashley_wwe

Awesome!! I recently got into Wolfenstein by getting the original Xbox game - Return To Castle Wolfenstein: Tides Of War a few months back. Awesome game, and no matter what reviews this game gets, it looks very good and I enjoyed RTCW so I know I will be purchasing this one on day one!

godzillavskong
godzillavskong

I like the series, so I'll probably buy this @ day one, unless it gets horrible reviews from several game sites. I know Gamspot is real strict on giving games a good rating, unless its a big franchise game like GTA or Halo, so I'll have to check a few sites.

FanboyRehab
FanboyRehab

That was sooner than I expected. I thought it would come around November. Glad to see I was wrong about this one.

Red122
Red122

Man I loved Wolfy and this game will own I'm thankful I have this preordered

VirtualTofu
VirtualTofu

Wow, it's sad that adding Hitler to a game suddenly makes it better.

JohnnyDrama8
JohnnyDrama8

Sweeeetttttt. Mecha-Hitler is the ultimate Evil. Might DL the original.

hairless_ape
hairless_ape

As long it has a better frame rate than the original, and wont give me a seizure...then I'm in!

xxxouijaxxx
xxxouijaxxx

This game is going to rule. I still play Return to Castle Wolfenstein even though I have beat it like a million times.

Evil-Assassinz
Evil-Assassinz

if anyone cares at all about the graphics they are using the same game engine that was used in DOOM 3. Im pretty sure about that. I might see if they have a demo for this game first to try it out then if it is good then i will buy the full game

Psilyocybin
Psilyocybin

wolfenstein was the first major fps on the old pcs...but hovertank 3d also created by id software was the true first fps game and then catacombs came along using the same engine with revamped graphics and then wolfenstein came along using better engine based off of catacombs then you got your doom wich just revoloutionized the fps genre then blake stone so on and so forth they even had a sequel to the original Wolfenstein called Spear of Destiny where you play good ol' Bj Blazkowicz, and find the spear of destiny..huzzah

pidow
pidow

Ah, pc purchase for me.

siiixon
siiixon

i get the piratebay version ; )

WarGrad
WarGrad

agammon This game has been in the works for several years, how is this game too quick??? Remember 6 of those 60 levels are secrets. The first one is on Episode 1 Level 2 in the same room as the exit elevator. Enter the room and push the wall on the right. Easy to find. The rest are a pain in the A#$.