Wolfenstein: The New Order – we go hands-on in our new video preview

Wolfenstein: The New Order

By on March 18, 2014 at 9:20 am

The upcoming Wolfenstein: The New Order reboot is nearly upon us, launching in Australia on May 22. We took a trip into Bethesda’s Sydney offices late last month to go hands-on with the first three hours of the game on PC and get a feel for how it’s all shaping up.

Check out our thoughts in our new video preview below.

EDIT: The video accidentally puts the release date at May 23. It is actually a day earlier, on May 22.

24 comments (Leave your own)

Not bad not bad. Still not sure if I should be excited for this game or not but I think this review gave me a good impression. Or at least it won’t be a game I will regret buying.

 

Bethesda must have a grudge against good animations.

 

I cheated and read your pastebin cause I’m at work, will watch later, but the more I hear of this game the more I’m interested really!

 

Sounds interesting. It seems it handles stealth better than Return did anyhow. “Nazi spots you GAME OVER!” *sigh* how I hate insta-fail stealth missions…

 

I’m super pumped for this game.

Early screen shots showed a lot of reference to mars and rumours of technology / artifacts that causes Germany to win the war. Lots of interesting side bits that I’m hoping are still intact.

 

Wow, am I the only one who has been pronouncing it “Wolf-en-sty-ne” for 20+ years?

I have literally never heard anyone call it “Wolf-en-sch-tine” before.

 

caitsith01,

No, you’re not alone.

I didn’t say anything in case I’ve been wrong all these years :P

 

Yeah – I mean, you don’t say “Franken-schtine”, right?

 

caitsith01,

Generally only after a few drinks.

 

caitsith01,

Well, if you were to pronounce it in German it would be “Wolf-en-sty-ne”. So…I dunno what’s going on.

 

caitsith01:
Wow, am I the only one who has been pronouncing it “Wolf-en-sty-ne” for 20+ years?

I have literally never heard anyone call it “Wolf-en-sch-tine” before.

You haven’t been hanging around enough German’s :D

Looks like a bit of mindless FPS fun.

 

Gameplay looks similar to the old MoH titles.

 

BJ! Nazi!

*bullet*

BJ! Nazi’s

*more bullets*

BJ! a group of Nazis!

*grenade, rocket*

BJ! Look! a Cattery!

*guns akimbo*

Ok I’m in pretty much just for the gibbing and for that fact that I have so many fond memories of RTCW. Mostly for the gibbing though.

 

I don’t know what you guysh are talking aboutsh

 

looking good! dont know whether to get on xbone or pc though, prefer pc controls, but since theres no multiplayer i dont have to be competitive, and might prefer a comfy lounge chair.

 

caitsith01, craziness.

 

Tim Colwill,

The only thing that truly matters.

German beer.

 

caitsith01:
Wow, am I the only one who has been pronouncing it “Wolf-en-sty-ne” for 20+ years?

I have literally never heard anyone call it “Wolf-en-sch-tine” before.

The German exchange student who lived with us when I was a kid playing Castle Wolfenstein on the Apple IIe always pronounced it “volfen-shtine”.

Considering how Nazis and German accents are portrayed in the games…. I don’t think correct pronunciation is that big a deal in this case.

 

I don’t understand how you’d say the sch but not make the W a V. That’s German-pronunciation 101.

I think there’s some rule about st sounding as sch, but I don’t know enough about German to really be sure. It definitely feels right, though.

 

ooshp:

Considering how Nazis and German accents are portrayed in the games…. I don’t think correct pronunciation is that big a deal in this case.

Not suggesting it’s a big deal, I’ve just literally never heard it said that way, and I was there when Wolfenstein was first displayed in Australia as part of a touring PC expo thingy (it blew my freaking mind!).

FWIW we don’t call Paris “Par-ee” (unless we want to sound like knobs) and we don’t call Germany “Deutcheland” (spelling questionable) so I don’t see why we’d pronounce this in a Germanic way.

A quick Google reveals another variant, which is whether it should be “Wolfen-steen” (i.e. a New York Jewish type pronunciation).

 
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