Did you watch The Man in the High Castle and think, “I wish this had more gore and fire-breathing robots?” Bethesda has something for you: Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, the latest in MachineGames’ portion of the Wolfenstein series. The New Colossus follows the excellent 2014 game Wolfenstein: The New Order and its 2015 prequel Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, and it’s set in the same alternate universe in which Nazis won World War 2. This time, though, the year is 1961, and protagonist B.J. Blazkowicz is back in the US to help the American resistance.
Bethesda teased The New Colossus at E3 last year, but at that point, it wasn’t explicitly connected to the Wolfenstein series. (A listing also leaked on Amazon Germany yesterday.) According to the trailer description, the game will send you through Roswell, New Mexico; a flooded New Orleans; and the nuclear waste of New York City, among other locations. This first trailer is heavy on the same ironic nostalgia Bethesda loves to play on with the Fallout series, and the game looks — at the very least — like entertaining pulp. It’s being released on October 27th for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.