You can now watch almost an hour of Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus, if you’d like, across three newly-released gameplay videos. One shows BJ ‘Sad Eyes’ Blazkowicz murdering a great many Nazis from his wheelchair, as our Adam already told you about in his E3 preview. Another wanders through the city of Roswell, where Nazis and Ku Klux Klan members rule (until ‘Puppy Dog’ Blazkowicz starts murdering). Lastly, you can watch him blast through a boss battle and ride away in style. That’s a lot of action before thine very own eyes, if you’re happy to spoil surprises and watch it now.
First, the demo from E3 in June:
The next two are from the preview Edwin Evans-Thirlwell saw recently. The city of Roswell and a train ride:
And a scrap with a mech in Area 52:
After seeing those latest bits, Edwin concluded:
“At times, The New Colossus almost feels like it wants to be an Arkane game, its surrounding universe so grotesquely elaborate that the bare act of aiming a gun comes to seem a distraction. The bubbles of contemplation created by that stealth emphasis are, you could argue, a foundation for something more in the Dishonored vein, with a broad play of variables serving as an incentive to soak up the detail of the universe. It’s certainly the aspect of the new game that has me fascinated, at the time of writing. Perhaps that’s the ultimate destination for the series under Machine Games, to slowly relegate the first-person shooting to second place as it burrows ever deeper, and with ever more self-awareness, into the spectacle of fascism.”
Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus is due to launch on October 27th, priced at £39.99/59,99€/$59.99.