Today, developer MachineGames and publisher Bethesda released a new Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus video titled “PUT THE CHOCOLATE DOWN.” Like previous, similar videos such as the German or Else and the one about Strawberry Milkshake-lovin’ Nazis, this new video styled after older American sitcoms goes a way long in demonstrating the game’s tone and fleshing out what 1960’s Nazi-occupied America would look and feel like.
PUT THE CHOCOLATE DOWN is nothing more than pure promotional work really. But it’s such ingenious promotional work that says perhaps more about the game than say a simple screenshot or piece of concept art. When Pete Hines talked about Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus in the past, he drove home the point that the game is quite idiosyncratic and even more offbeat than its predecessor Wolfenstein: The New Order. This video demonstrates that, as well as illustrates the almost meticulous approach MachineGames has taken to creating an authentic take of what happens when Nazi oppressive rule clashes with classic 60’s era American culture.
The video more specifically is a segment from an episode of the fictional “Trust in Brother,” and it shows that even the smallest pleasures come with big risks. As big brother Dale puts it at one point when scolding his younger brother for having his second candy bar of the week: “Good nutrition is a matter of state security.” Dale not only scolds his brother, but warns him that if their father found out he would be off to the Youth Health ministry.
Further setting the tone is the live audience laughing at odd things that makes it feel like the laughter is more coerced or conditioned rather than natural.
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus is scheduled to release for PS4, Xbox One, and PC on October 27th, priced at $59.99 USD. In addition to a standard edition of the game, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus is also available in variety of different, more pricey editions, including a classic GI-Joe-themed Collector’s Edition for $99.99 USD. Bethesda have also confirmed a season pass that comes with three DLC packs, as well as an official art book from Dark Horse that will release shortly after the game in November.
If you haven’t already, be sure to check out our hands-on preview with the game last month where we played its opening chapter and a later chapter taking placing in UFO conspiracy capital Roswell, New Mexico.