Yesterday, the gaming world was surprised when Lucasfilm Games announced the arrival of a new game Indiana Jones from Wolfenstein: The New Order, developed by MachineGames. Very little was revealed about the game, except that it would tell an original story, but fans quickly pulled out their magnifying glasses and began to look at the game̵
Indy’s desk is littered with all sorts of historic bricks, but the most telling items are a 1937 ticket to Rome and a map of the Vatican.
I know you can’t read much of the Indiana Jones game teaser, but I’m going anyway. Indy seems to be heading to Rome in 1937 according to the ticket, typewriter and map of the Vatican. Which would put the game after Ark & Temple, but before the Crusade. pic.twitter.com/KLVMQbzPSl
– Leon Hurley (@LeonHurley) January 12, 2021
1937 puts Indiana Jones’ new game shortly after the events of Raiders of the Lost Ark, so this is Indy from the first era we’re dealing with. 1937 was also the year after Mussolini declared an alliance with Hitler’s Germany, so yes, in case of doubt, Indy would beat the Nazis on any demand. The ticket to the map of Rome and the Vatican says that the search may involve some mysteries in the style of Da Vinci and perhaps another attempt to collect some religious relic. In other words, this is shaped like a classic Indiana Jones story – there are no aliens, Shea LaBeouf or other oddities.
In related news, Bethesda vice president of marketing Pete Hines assured fans that Todd Howard, who is taking on a production role in Indiana Jones’ new play, will not distract from his work on Starfield and The Elder Scrolls 6 …
Todd is currently an EP in many BGS and other projects, such as the TV show Fallout. His main focus remains on targeting the upcoming Starfield and TES6 games, which are not affected by today’s news.
– Pete Hines (@DCDeacon) January 12, 2021
The release date and platforms have not yet been confirmed for the Indiana Jones game. However, according to acquaintances, the game is unlikely to be exclusive to the Xbox, although Microsoft already owns MachineGames.