It’s been rumored for quite some time — whether via voice actress/actor leaks or through potential E3 subtle teasers — that developer MachineGames is working on a sequel to 2014’s FPS Wolfenstein: The New Order. Whatever the developer is working on, Bethesda vice president of public relations and marketing Pete Hines has once again teased it.
The tease comes from Hines’ appearance on the latest episode of the Kinda Funny Gamescast, where the marketing executive said the following:
“MachineGames has been hard at work on something, which I can tell you I have played,” he explained. “It is f**king bananas. And I can’t wait to show what it actually is.”
Host of the show Greg Miller went on to probe Hines, and asked if the game will be revealed at E3 2017, to which Hines didn’t respond to directly, but said “I’ll let you know when.”
As mentioned above, it’s been rumored for quite sometime that the game Hines is referring to here, is in fact a sequel to Wolfenstien: The New Order, MachineGames’ first game. Shortly after the game’s launch, creative director Jens Matthies stated that the studio has a “very, very clear idea” for what it could do with a sequel, and that it would love to do one.
Then in September 2015, Alicja Bachleda-Curus, who played Anya Oliwa in The New Order said she was working on a “second one” that could launch in 2017. In October of last year, this was followed up by B.J. Blazkowicz voice actor Brian Bloom potentially suggesting a new Wolfenstein game is on the way.
During Bethesda’s E3 2016 conference, it showed a mock cmd.exe screen flashed on-screen that showed/revealed an unknown property called “The New Colossus,” with a release date listed as only **-**-**.
While its not clear what The New Colossus is (it could be a sequel, or even an expansion, or even something that is completely its own thing), it may refer to a sonnet by Emma Lazarus, which was recited by Wolfenstein protagonist BJ Blazkowicz at the end of The New Order.
Whatever the project is, we know one thing for sure. It’s bananas. But not just any kind of bananas: F**king Bananas.