Posted on May 29, 2009, Shawn Sines Wolf 3D Resurrected on Xbox Live & PSN June 3/4
The granddaddy of the modern shooter – Wolfenstein 3D is finally making its classic conversion appearance on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 next week in preparation for the upcoming Wolfenstein game due our August 4th. Activision announced that the classic title is getting the downloadable treatment on June 3rd for Xbox 360, and the next day on PSN. Gamers who purchase and complete the original game will also apparently earn unlockable rewards in Wolfenstein (the new game) once they play through it in August.
While using the classic game as a promotion tool worked well for me with Quake 4 and Doom 3 (Quake 2 was included as a pack in bonus on the 360 Quake 4 Collector’s Edition, and the original Doom was bundled with Doom 3 on the Xbox) I know I’m going to pick this one up just to relive the glory of killing cyborg Mecha-Hitler as B.J. Blaskowitz, Ultimate American Hero.
The downloadable version will include all 60 original levels and still maintains its original “M” rating – though I admit I still find the gunned down nazi blood animations rivetting its hard to see this in comparison to a modern violent “M” rated title.