Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus:
When it comes to the classics, you could put me down in front of a screen and lose me for hours to Doom, Heretic and Wolfenstein. With the dawn of a new era of games, comes a rebirth of the old guard; Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus is such a resurrection!
Announced earlier this year, we had a glimpse of the world we’re about adventure out into with the trailer/teaser: The Liesel Video:
A cheeseburger and milkshake at an all-American diner. A peppy parade down small-town Main Street. A sepia-toned sitcom or Technicolor TV gameshow. Few things capture the spirit of mid-century America like these do.
Liesel, the longest running TV show in the history of the American Territories, is back for a season of all-new family-friendly adventures! This is Staffel 8 – the eighth season of Liesel since it premiered on October 2, 1953. Each season contains 26 episodes.
The Nazis Win World War 2:
But what happens when the Nazis win World War II and spread their evil regime across the globe, including America itself? (This does, however, remind me of another game, I can’t put my finger on it)
That’s exactly the situation BJ Blazkowicz finds himself in when Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus begins. And while we’re shown a vision of 1960s America that’s being crushed under the heavy thumb of Nazi oppression, this is still America, which means we’ll see all of the above… but subtly (and sometimes grossly) subverted by Nazi totalitarianism.
As part of the world-building in The New Colossus, Bethesda Softworks partnered with MachineGames to produce a series of videos showcasing the type of TV programming you’d find in Wolfenstein’s version of America. These videos, many of which are riffs on popular TV shows from the ’50s and ’60s, appear in smaller snippets throughout the game. We’ll be releasing the full versions of these videos during the next few months to give you a taste of what could happen if the Nazis actually won the war and started to spread their propaganda through pop culture.
According to the publisher, we’ll be getting a lot of these videos as we get closer to the launch and they all sound Americano-Nazi-ish, it’s awesome! Think of it like, if the Nazi’s ran American Idol (wink).
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus releases on October 27, 2017, on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. Announced at E3 2017.
I need this game in my life, coming from the originals, it’s what’s driving me to get this one!