Bethesda has announced Wolfenstein: The New Order. Set for release in the fourth quarter of 2013 on PC, current and next-gen consoles, the game is in development at Swedish studio MachineGames, which was acquired by Bethesda in 2010 and comprises largely of ex-Starbreeze talent which worked on The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena and The Darkness.

According to today’s announcement, the game is a “reimagining” of the FPS franchise “offering players a gripping and dramatic experience”. The not-very-revealing teaser trailer for the game can be viewed below courtesy of GameSpot, which will be offering exclusive details about the “action-adventure shooter” in a series of stories beginning this Wednesday, May 8.

MachineGames creative director Jens Matthies said: “We are excited to bring a new chapter of Wolfenstein to gamers everywhere,” said Jens Matthies, creative director at MachineGames. “As fans of the series, working on this game is an honor, and our team is driven to create an unforgettable action-adventure experience that will make FPS fans proud.”

By Tom Ivan