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Even more glorious retro FPS goodness is coming! Wolfenstein - Blade of Agony, the incredible GZDoom story-driven free game will be getting a brand new release on April 30.

"Blade of Agony is a story-driven FPS. The project is inspired by WWII shooters from the 90's and early 2000's, like Wolfenstein 3D, Medal of Honor, and Call of Duty, but with faster-paced gameplay in the spirit of Doom! The game can be played standalone using the GZDoom engine as a base."

The team has been working for quite some time now on the third chapter, which will be releasing on April 30 along with the first two chapters being remastered for this final update. Check out their new trailer:

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Some of what it will feature:

  • 30 playable and unique levels in 3 different chapters (plus secret maps)
  • Orchestra-quality game music
  • Voice acting and ambient soundscapes
  • Available in 10 different languages (en, de, fr, it, ru, cz, es², tr², pl², pt²)
  • A combination of low-poly models and hi-resolution sprite assets to create the perfect retro feeling
  • Devastating armaments from the battlefields of WWII
  • Interactive NPCs that support the twisted plot's progress and help you understand the game
  • Improved enemy AI for more dynamic and challenging fights
  • Beautiful special effects (weather, elements, explosions, etc.)
  • Modern post-processing shaders (motion & effect blur, noise, flares, etc.)
  • Much, much more!

Recently the czech gaming magazine Score did a preview, and gave it a 92% score. You can read it translated here.

While the developers only put out a Windows standalone, it's just a PAK for the GZDoom game engine. So running it on Linux is as easy as another other Doom-like mod you want to play so we expect no Linux-specific issues at release. You can also use the Snap / Flathub packages.

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CheapnNasty 14 Apr, 2021
It looks great but man even the training is pretty brutal. At the least gimme the buttons I need to be pressing rather than just the description.
mcphail 14 Apr, 2021
Quoting: mcphail
(Though it's still 2.0)
We don't have permission to release anything beyond 2.0 yet.

The flatpak illustrates my point as it was broken for a long time, having upgraded the version of gzdoom to one which didn't run with the version 2.0 mod.

I'm not sure if your two replies posting links to flatpaks is implicit criticism of the existence of the snap, but I can assure you that both myself and the flatpak maintainer are happy for both to exist for anyone who wants to use them. I have no qualms about pinching good ideas from the flatpak for the snap.
axredneck 14 Apr, 2021
Quoting: mcphailI'm not sure if your two replies posting links to flatpaks is implicit criticism of the existence of the snap...
I have nothing against snap, i just don't use it yet.
mcphail 14 Apr, 2021
I hope, if you ever do try the snap, you let me know if it works for you and any suggestions for improvement. This game is hugely impressive, and I'd love to be doing it justice :)
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