Bethesda has just teased a new project from Wolfenstein developer MachineGames - and it's an Indiana Jones game.
In a short statement released via Twitter, Bethesda described the project as an original story not based on any existing film (or, presumably, the upcoming fifth Indiana Jones film due to begin shooting soon).
"It'll be some time before we have more to reveal," Bethesda wrote, "but we're very excited to share today's news".
A new Indiana Jones game with an original story is in development from our studio, @MachineGames, and will be executive produced by Todd Howard, in collaboration with @LucasfilmGames. It'll be some time before we have more to reveal, but we?re very excited to share today?s news!— Bethesda (@bethesda) January 12, 2021
A brief teaser trailer, below, gives few hints as to what to expect.
We see a desk with numerous items belonging to Jones: books on ancient monuments and items (one apparently written by Todd Howard), a college coffee mug, a battered diary, a compass, plane ticket to Rome and a passport stamped by Bethesda. Logos for MachineGames and the new Lucasfilm Games division pop up on an antique typewriter and camera.
Then we see Jones' iconic hat and whip, as the start of the series' iconic theme kicks in.
Swedish studio MachineGames has made a name for itself as the creator of Nazi-killing games such as Wolfenstein: The New Order and follow-up The Old Blood, as well as 2017's Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus and spin-offs Youngblood and Cyberpilot.
It is a subsidiary of Bethesda and its parent company ZeniMax Media - which, of course, will soon in turn be part of Microsoft.
There's no word yet on whether the game will be released first, or exclusively, for Xbox platforms due to Microsoft's impending purchase of Bethesda.