Bethesda will be publishing a new Indiana Jones game “with an original story” in collaboration with Wolfenstein: The New Order developers Machine Games, the publisher announced today via Twitter. Todd Howard, best known for his directing work on Skyrim and Fallout 4, will serve as executive producer for the title.
Bethesda said it will be “some time” before more details are available. For the time being, the company shared a 30-second teaser video featuring the opening notes of John Williams’ Raiders March and a ticking clock over a pan across a cluttered desk. The teaser culminates with an unseen hand picking up Indy’s trademark hat to reveal a coiled whip.
— Bethesda (@bethesda) January 12, 2021
The history of Indiana Jones video games goes back to an Atari 2600 release in 1982 and includes two well-remembered SCUMM engine adventure games from the late ’80s and early ’90s. More recently, the franchise has faced a relative drought in the video game realm since the release of Lego Indiana Jones 2 in 2009.