Bethesda confirms Wolfenstein: The New Order to launch later this year

Word had it Wolfenstein: The New Order would be coming to consoles soon, something that has been confirmed by Bethesda today in an announcement. In the fourth quarter of this year, the game is set to hit shelves, and will be available for the PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and next-gen consoles. The game is developed by MachineGames, and you can check out its trailer after the break.

The trailer doesn't show much, but it does give us an idea of what to look forward to, and the graphics are certainly appealing. In case you're unfamiliar, the story line centers around the year 1960 in an alternate history where Nazi Germany won the second World War, leading them to spread across the globe and take over. Such is where you, the player, come in.

Gamers get to play as B. J. Blazkowicz, an American hero set to counter-attack the Nazis, taking back the world one mission at a time. The game takes place in Europe, and has gamers doing such tasks as fighting hoardes of Nazis and infiltrating their holdouts, all for the purpose of grabbing the so-called super weapons they have at their disposal.

Such devices are used by the enemy forces to dominate both our world and, as suggested by Bethesda in a coy tease, things beyond it. While we know that the game is set to arrive in the fourth quarter of this year, no specific or more narrowed-down date was provided. Stay tuned, and we'll update you as soon as more information is available.

[via GameSpot]