The opportunity to save America is just a little over a month away. The next iteration of the long-running first-person shooter series, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, will bring players back to the Nazi-ruled world as they shoot their way to liberty. A new trailer for the anticipated sequel showcases the game’s story, setting, and propaganda.
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus puts players back into the role of the series’ Nazi-slaying protagonist, BJ Blazkowicz, in an alternate timeline where the Germans won World War II, and have taken over the world. The story follows the events of the previous title, Wolfenstein: The New Order, as Blazkowicz attempts to free America.
The trailer showcased two locations: New Orleans, Louisiana, and Roswell, New Mexico. While both are under Nazi rule, the way the cities are run are incredibly different. Roswell is a civilized, and fully-functioning city. On the other hand, New Orleans is surrounded by immense walls where the residents must fight to survive.
The propaganda in the game’s world exemplifies the Nazi’s absolute authority over the American civilians. Frequent programming such as the cartoon Blitzmensch, or the game show German… or Else have changed the culture of the United States to fit the enemy’s agenda.
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus will be available for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC on October 27.