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Thursday, May 17, 2001
 
E3: Return to Castle Wolfenstein Site Launched
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One of the titles we have been keeping a close eye on for the past year is Return to Castle Wolfenstein, being developed by Gray Matter Studios with the supervision of id Software and Activision. While we don't have official word of a Mac OS version of this title -- yet -- there are numerous factors that make this an extremely likely possibility. It is based on the cross-platform Quake 3 Arena engine, which has been the gateway for numerous titles that have come to our OS in the past; it is also being published by Activision, who has already worked with Mac porting house Aspyr Media to bring the Q3A-engine American McGee's Alice to our platform. You can be sure one of our staff members at the expo will camp out on someone's desk until we get a yea or nay (or at least a maybe) from Activision or id.


This title dropped out of the public eye for a while soon after it was announced, but now Activision has chosen E3 as the time to reveal this game in depth. They have launched a web site dedicated to the game itself, and it has a wealth of information and screen shots. Here is a little summary of the story line, from the site:

You are B.J. Blaskowitz, a bad-ass Army Ranger recruited into the Office of Secret Actions (OSA) tasked with escaping and then returning to Castle Wolfenstein in an attempt to thwart Heinrich Himmler's occult and genetic experiments. Himmler believes himself to be a reincarnation of a 10th century dark prince, Henry the Fowler, also known as Heinrich. Through genetic engineering and the harnessing of occult powers, Himmler hopes to raise an unstoppable army to level the Allies once and for all.


You must first escape from imprisonment in the castle to report the strange creatures and happenings in and around Wolfenstein to the OSA. Your mission takes a drastic turn as you learn the depth of Himmler's plans and what you must do to defeat the evil he has unleashed.

Heady stuff, to be certain. Keep watching IMG over the next three days for all the news from the Expo, and we will do our best to find out if this title could be headed to a platform near you -- the one right in front of you, of course.

Return to Castle Wolfenstein Official Site


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Shadowbane Reveals Guild Halls10:02 AM
E3: Unreal II Preview and Interview9:58 AM
IMG Heads to E39:44 AM
Sound Blaster Update on UT, Deus Ex9:31 AM
Rune Multiplayer/Patch News9:27 AM
Westlake Lines Up the Releases9:25 AM
MacCentral Visits MacPlay8:52 AM
 
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