Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus was announced by Bethesda Softworks last night during their E3 press conference in Los Angeles. While there are several things to be excited about for this sequel to the surprise 2015 hit, the incredibly unusual trailer was the biggest takeaway.
From that surreal opening scene, to the KKK being escorted out by a Nazi officer, to one of your teammates tripping on acid, this has to top my list for strangest E3 trailer in a long while. It wasn’t just the content either, the fact that they showed some random cutscenes from the story to introduce the new characters and guided around the world with hand-picked scenes rather than a stylish gameplay trailer was very unusual.
Nonetheless, the game looks downright fantastic. Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus takes place in an alternate 1961 where the Nazi’s won WWII and have invaded America. Playing as the returning hero, B.J. Blazkowicz, players will travel through flooded New Orleans, a destroyed New York City and Roswell, New Mexico to incite a revolution against the Third Reich.
The game will feature non-stop gunplay and incredible set pieces. And if the glimpses of the story are anything to go by, it is going to be a lot more absurdist than the first game.
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus will release on October 27 for Xbox One, PS4, and PC.