The Wolfenstein series isn’t much for subtlety or self-restraint, reveling in its unique brand of Nazi-smashing mayhem even as other games look to tone things down. That said, even Wolfenstein has been reluctant to tackle some subjects. For instance, Wolfenstein: The New Order didn’t feature Adolph Hitler or any real members of the Nazi regime, preferring to separate itself from grim reality every-so-slightly by focusing on fictional comic-book-style villains.
Well, it seems that’s about to change in Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus. Bethesda has dropped a launch trailer for the game, and it features a brief cameo by Hitler himself, along with all the requisite brutality and insanity. This isn’t the robot-body-sporting Hitler we saw in the classic Wolfenstein games – this version is still very much human, sporting a limp, grey hair, and sickly wheeze. You can check out the launch trailer, below.
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I have a feeling Mr. Hitler will not be making it out of Wolfenstein II intact. Here’s hoping he ends up in as many pieces as possible.
Not up to speed on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus? Here’s Bethesda’s official rundown:
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Your assassination of Nazi General Deathshead was a short-lived victory. Despite the setback, the Nazis maintain their stranglehold on the world. You are BJ Blazkowicz, aka “Terror-Billy,” member of the Resistance, scourge of the Nazi empire, and humanity’s last hope for liberty. Only you have the guts, guns, and gumption to return stateside, kill every Nazi in sight, and spark the second American Revolution.
Strap in for a heart-pounding journey as you fight the Nazi war machine on American soil. Blast Nazis to bits with high-tech weaponry such as the Laserkraftwerk, the Dieselkraftwerk, or get up close and personal with advanced pistols, submachine guns, and hatchets. When you need a little more versatility, upgrade and dual-wield your favorite guns! Unleash your inner war hero as you annihilate Nazis in new and hyper-violent ways.
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus storms onto PC, Xbox One, and PS4 with guns blazing on October 27.