Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus Thrusts BJ Blazkowicz Into 1960s America


BJ Blazkowicz prepares to spark a second American Revolution in the show-stopping first trailer for Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, Bethesda and MachineGames’ shooter sequel that is now set to light up PS4, Xbox One, and PC on October 27th.

Set against the backdrop of 1960s America – cue the comparisons to The Man in the High Castle – The New Colossus will hew close to the story of MachineGames’ cult series by exploring an alternate timeline in which the Nazis emerged victorious from World War II. Now that the tentacles of the Nazi Empire have reached American soil, BJ Blazkowicz spearheads the resistance against cyborgs, Nazi goons and advanced über soldiers.

Make no mistake, this is a Wolfenstein game through and through, and you’ll be able to indulge in the franchise’s zany, over-the-top action via the reveal trailer up above. Untimely leaks threatened to spoil the surprise in the build up to E3 2017, but Wolfenstein is now ready to stage its comeback, and we couldn’t be more excited.

An exhilarating adventure brought to life by the industry-leading id Tech 6, Wolfenstein II sends players to Nazi-controlled America on a mission to recruit the boldest resistance leaders left. Fight the Nazis in iconic locations such as small-town Roswell, New Mexico, the flooded streets of New Orleans, and a post-nuclear Manhattan. Equip an arsenal of badass guns, and unleash new abilities to blast your way through legions of advanced Nazi soldiers, cyborgs, and über soldiers in this definitive first-person shooter.

America, 1961. 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.

It’s official: Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus will march onto PS4, Xbox One, and PC on October 27th. That’s a launch date it currently shares with Assassin’s Creed: Origins, so it’ll be interesting to see how MachinesGames’ Wolfenstein sequel fares against such stiff competition – particularly when you consider that Ubi’s clandestine juggernaut is returning after a one-year hiatus.