Wolfenstein: The New Order Launches May 20

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Last year, Bethesda announced that it was putting its acquisition of id Software to good use by developing a new Wolfenstein game. That game would soon be known as Wolfenstein: The New Order and is a reboot of sorts set in a world where Nazi Germany won World War II. At the time, we weren't given a release date outside of some point in 2014, but now we know it's coming sooner rather than later.

Bethesda announced today that Wolfenstein: The New Order will be out on May 20. The new game, developed by MachineGames, is a single-player only affair that promises "a deep game narrative packed with action, adventure and first-person combat rendered in stunning detail with id Software's id Tech 5 engine."

So, what's this about a deep narrative? Here's how Bethesda describes it:

Wolfenstein: The New Order once again centers around the series’ iconic war hero, B.J. Blazkowicz and this time faces alternate version of the 1960s in which the Nazis won World War II. As the only man capable of rewriting history, with the help of a small group of resistance fighters, infiltrate their most heavily guarded facilities, battle high-tech Nazi legions, and take control of super-weapons that have conquered the earth – and beyond.

Its synopsis doesn't sound quite as "deep" as they're promising, but it certainly looks like a blast to play:

As part of the announcement, Bethesda says those who preorder Wolfenstein: The New Order will get access to the Doom beta. Yes, that Doom - the Doom that's been in development at id Software for six years now. If you want to know more about the beta, check out the official Web site.

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