Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus Gets First Screenshots, Information and Box Art

While Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus wasn't exactly a surprise, it looks really good in a batch of new screenshots.

on June 12, 2017 1:05 AM

Following Bethesda’s press conference from E3 2017, the publisher released the first assets for the upcoming Wolfenstein sequel Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus.

The game was leaked by Amazon two days ago, but it’s still nice to see that it didn’t lose its stopping power.

First of all, we get the official fact sheet, including a description of the game and a few bullet points with its main features:

Game Description:

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus is the highly anticipated sequel to the critically acclaimed first-person shooter, Wolfenstein: The New Order developed by the award-winning studio MachineGames.

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 bayous and boulevards 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 and über soldiers in this definitive first-person shooter.

Story:

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.

Key Features:

  • The Mission: Liberate America from the Nazis: Strap in for a heart-pounding journey as you fight the Nazi war machine on American soil. As BJ Blazkowicz, protect your family and friends, forge new alliances and face the demons of your troubled past as you rally pockets of resistance to overthrow the Nazi occupation.
  • The People: Rally the Resistance: Immerse yourself in a world brought to life by unforgettable characters who bring a new level of personality to the franchise. Reunite with your friends and fellow freedom fighters such as Anya, Caroline, Bombate, Set, Max Hass, Fergus or Wyatt, and befriend new characters such as Horton and Grace as you take on the evil Frau Engel and her Nazi army.
  • The Arsenal: Wield Devastating Guns and Future Tech: Blast Nazis to bits with high-tech weaponry such as the Laserkraftwerk, a multi-purpose, high-intensity laser weapon that can disintegrate enemies, or the Dieselkraftwerk, a rapid-fire, gas-powered grenade launcher that can devastate groups of enemies, 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!
  • The Plan: Kill Every Nazi in Your Way: Everyone’s favorite pastime! Unleash your inner war hero as you annihilate Nazis in new and hyper-violent ways. Lock and load futuristic guns and discover BJ’s new set of abilities as you fight to free America. Regardless of your playstyle, invent all-new ways of stabbing, shooting, and killing Nazis.

On top of all the info, the press release also included the first screenshots, the box art for all platforms, and the key art, showing that William “B.J.” Blazkowicz might be a bit patched up, but he can still kick ass.

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus releases for PS4, Xbox One and PC on October 27th, 2017. If you want to see more, you can check out the reveal trailer, which includes a lot more story and tons of ultra-violent gameplay.

 /  Executive News Editor
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