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Wolfenstein: The New Order coming to PC, PS3, Xbox 360 and 'next-gen consoles'

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Wolfenstein: The New Order, an alternate-reality, 1960s shooter developed by MachineGames, is headed to Windows PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and next-generation consoles, publisher Bethesda Softworks announced this morning.

The game, described as a "reimagining" of the Wolfenstein franchise, is planned for a release during the fourth fiscal quarter for Bethesda parent company ZeniMax Media, which runs from Oct. 1 to Dec. 31. The game is being developed using id Software's id Tech 5 engine.

Wolfenstein: The New Order will be set in an alternate universe in the 1960s, according to the press release from Bethesda.

"Names, characters, organisations, locations and events are either imaginary or depicted in a fictionalized manner," reads a statement at the bottom of the press release. "The story and contents of this game are not intended to and should not be construed in any way to condone, glorify or endorse the beliefs, ideologies, events, actions, persons or behavior of the Nazi regime or to trivialize its war crimes, genocide, and other crimes against humanity."

"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."

Bethesda teased the announcement on its Twitter account earlier this week, saying it was unrelated to any projects in development at Bethesda Game Studios, its internal development teams. GameSpot posted three images that made up a teaser image. All three images were tagged "1960."

An official with publisher Bethesda told Polygon the company is being deliberately vague about its definition of "next-gen consoles" when asked if that included the Wii U.