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Trivia / Wolfenstein (2009)

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  • Canon Discontinuity: Surprisingly averted. Even though Bethesda apparently refuses to acknowledge this game's existence, the events of the game are still referenced in later titles, such as Wolfenstein: The New Order and Quake Champions.
  • Creator Backlash: Bethesda, which acquired id Software in mid-development, was unhappy with how the game turned out, and believe Activision "did a crap job on it". This is most likely one of the reasons why digital sales of the game have been removed.
  • Creator Killer:
    • Endrant Studios started in 2008 with their first project being what would become the Misbegotten Multiplayer Mode of this game. They would suffer layoffs right as the game released and eventually folding entirely before the year was out.
    • Pi Studios' assistance with the multiplayer turned out to be the first of a one-two punch that ultimately killed them too, as Activision soon dropped them as publisher. They survived going freelance, but only long enough for their next project, 2011's Bonk: Brink of Extinction, to die in development and take them out for good by way horrible timing.
    • Raven Software didn't come out entirely unscathed either, as while they still exist a decade later, between the poor performances of this game and Singularity, their body of work has since comprised entirely of Call of Duty DLC, Call of Duty Online, and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered.
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  • Fan Nickname: "The Green/Light Blue Game". The player will spend most of his time in Veil mode.
  • Keep Circulating the Tapes: As mentioned in Screwed by the Network below, all digital sales of the game have been pulled by Bethesda, so you'll have to track down a physical copy of the game if you want to play it, and the console ports on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 will probably be your best bet.
  • The Other Darrin:
    • In Return to Castle Wolfenstein, the OSA Director was played by the late Tony Jay. In this game, he was replaced by Robin Atkin Downes, who also pulls double-duty as the new voice of Deathshead. Interestingly, his assistant "Jack" isn't an example, as this game's Shaun O'Hagan-voiced Jack is apparently a different person from the James Alcroft-voiced Jack of RtCW.
    • B.J. Blazkowicz is now voiced by Peter Jessop, taking over for Matthew Kaminsky from the console ports of Return to Castle Wolfenstein.
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  • Screwed by the Network: id Software, the company which owns the Wolfenstein license, was bought out by Bethesda Softworks, a competing publisher, before the game was released, causing the game's publisher to not try its hardest to market the game. Bethesda has also removed the game from all forms of digital distribution, making it impossible to obtain other than buying a physical CD-copy (which includes a permanent CD-check; you could obtain a no-CD crack, but that's of questionable legality).
  • The Wiki Rule: The Wolfenstein Wiki.

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