Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus blasts launch trailer

Though Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus [official site] will not launch until next Friday, October 27th, the launch trailer has arrived today to stake a claim on the next fortnight. As you’d expect, the trailer is full of Nazis being murdered and oh, I guess Hitler is back now too – in non-mecha form. Presumably he gets his face shot off later. Watch:

Our Alec played an hour of The New Colossus last month and came away pretty excited:

“Clearly I can’t speak to scale with only an hour of context, but it certainly seems to be striving for real pomp and verve so far, rather than simply going through established motions. Dramatic cityscapes, intense firefights, range of playstyles, plus there’s upgrades I barely scratched the surface of, such as BJ’s go-go-gadget pneumatic stilt legs that enable him to peek (or shoot) over high walls, or meet giangto-enemies eye-to-eye: it all comes across as big, and I pray it holds that line as its predecessor did.

“Even the idea of this new one trying to go bigger than a trip to a mecha-Nazi-occupied moon has me excited. Whatever does it have up those impossibly cool sleek leather sleeves?”

I know what I’m giving Alec in the RPS treehouse Secret Santa this year.

Wolfenstein II will cost £40/€60/$60 when it hits Steam on the 27th.


  1. aliksy says:

    I usually don’t buy games at launch, but the fact that this annoys actual real-life nazis makes it more appealing. Also the previous one was a pretty solid dumb popcorn game.

    • Maddux says:

      Yeah, their doubling down on the “Hey, Nazi’s are clearly the bad guys, regardless of time or context,” really makes me get behind this. And also the shot of the klansman getting in the face provides some nice catharsis.

    • grrrz says:

      the previous game was actually pretty well and smartly written for a “dumb popcorn game”

      • ResonanceCascade says:

        Yeah, so was Doom, surprisingly. Could FPS writers finally be figuring out what kind of games they’re making?

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      Mikemcn says:

      I love anything that makes skinheads angry, and apparently, you get to shoot virtual Klan members too?! Obviously they’re just Nazis with different outfits, but still, that’s a rare treat.

      God damn you marketing, you know how to intrigue a person.

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      Ninja Dodo says:

      Yeah, I was a bit ambivalent about the tone and subject matter of the previous game so never played it but I’m starting to think a game about shooting a lot of nazis in the face is what the world needs right now.

  2. Thulsa Hex says:

    YUS! I never pre-order any more, for all the reasons we discuss, but I’ve made an exception for two games that both happen to be out October 27th: Wolfenstein II and Super Mario Odyssey.

    I’ll admit it: the Nazi punching teaser tipped me over the edge on this one.

    • Vandelay says:

      Nintendo is pretty much the only exception I have made to the no pre-ordering rule for past 4 or so years. I’m getting their games anyway and you know the quality will be good.

      Holding off on this though. I expect I won’t wait too long and get it around Christmas time, but still will see what others say first.

    • Deviija says:

      Me too. The Nazi-punching ‘there is only one side’ doubling-down teaser definitely nudged me into buying this Day One instead of later. The fact that it is enraging so many fascists, Nazis, alt-reichters just makes it that much sweeter.

  3. Zenicetus says:

    Is that supposed to be Frau Engel from the last game? I thought she got her face messed up. Must have good plastic surgeons in the new Reich. Or maybe it’s someone else.

  4. Jaykera says:

    I never pre order, that’s why I pre ordered this one. Make it count !

  5. ResonanceCascade says:

    *reinstalls Escape From Butcher Bay in the meantime*

    I’m so glad these folks are still making games.

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    calcifer says:

    Wow, that looks absolutely… boring.

    Maybe it’s because I’m getting old, but that trailer looks like the same old same old. Run through the narrow corridor and shoot the bad guys. Win. America sure is great. Yawn…

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      Grizzly says:

      The New Orleans trailer they showed shows plenty of open ended areas, but I suppose narrow corridors trailer well. There’s were a lot of open areas in the first game, even in the submarine level! Think chokepoints, not endless narrow corridors.

      • syndrome says:

        This game has so many chokepoints, it should’ve been labeled CHOKING HAZARD

  7. UncleLou says:

    “Wolfenstein II will cost £40/€60/$60”

    Seriously? Why is it so much cheaper in GBP? 60eur = 53 gbp.

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      DelrueOfDetroit says:

      Because Jesus hates you.

    • Sandepande says:

      The British are poor, so they’ll need all the help they can get.

    • syndrome says:

      It’s more of an incentive probably. Perhaps they’re really ought to shoot Nazis, more than other countries.

  8. qrter says:

    Surely ‘next friday’ is the 20th?

    • welverin says:

      Some people don’t understand the concept of ‘next.’

    • fjleon says:

      i will be that guy.

      Next = not this one, but the one available after this one.
      This friday= 20th.
      Next friday after this friday? = 27th

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        Grizzly says:

        I’ll be that addendum
        This (week’s) Friday
        Next (week’s) Friday

        We just don’t say “Week’s” anymore.

      • cheeseycom says:

        The most common ways to phrase this that I’ve heard are:

        “A week Friday” (or “Friday week”) and “Friday after next”.

        “Next Friday” isn’t really wrong though as people often say “This Friday” or “The coming Friday” to mean this week, and “Next Friday” to mean the week after.
        It’s not one I hear as much though as it tends to be confusing.

  9. MrLoque says:

    Back to DirectX 9?

  10. GallonOfAlan says:

    Klansman shotgunned in the chops = INSTABUY

  11. ansionnach says:

    Looks a lot like the last games which were fun for a while, but well sort of the end.

  12. automatic says:

    I’m all up for everything shooting nazis is about but I’m a bit skeptical about the concept behind playing as a person that hiddens and has to fight a guerilla war in a world where nazism is the main ideology. It’s specially bad when that person is doing it “for America”, and not simply because racism is the dumbest thing on Earth. Idk if ppl are aware of this but extreme nationalism is kind of nazism’s cousin. In fact, nazism wouldn’t even exist without nationalism.