After a confusing start to the mysterious game that was revealed at Bethesda’s E3 2017 conference, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus gained some momentum to a satisfying finish during its reveal. B.J. Blazkowicz, the protagonist from Wolfenstein: The New Order, seems to be alive and well (even after the dramatic conclusion of The New Order). Check out the full reveal below. Keep watching. Don’t let the beginning confuse you like it probably did to so many others. It’ll make sense (dang cats).
In The New Colossus, we find B.J. attempting to form a band of rebels to fight against the Nazis in the occupied USA. As with any Wolfenstein game, the weapons look like they were built for one reason: to destroy. Even the pistol looks like a devastating force to be reckoned with. But unlike any Wolfenstein game, the setting of The New Colossus will be in the USA. Viewers can see B.J. fighting off a ferocious crocodile in the bayous of New Orleans, which is an aspect of the game I would never have expected.
Experiencing the unexpected is something that I like about the Wolfenstein games, and, from the looks of this trailer, we can expect to see a lot of surprises. But there’s also a lot of what you do anticipate from the franchise–like explosions, blood and gore, robotic dogs and enemy soldiers, a grade A story, unique characters, and the expectation that you’ll be able to fend off hundreds of enemies with a couple machine guns. Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus releases on October 27, 2017, for PS4, PC, and Xbox One.
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