Turning the tables with Wolfenstein II The New Colossus

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by Angelo Husler, technology reporter

 

America, 1961, surrendering after the atomic bombing of New York City in 1948. The Nazis have solidified their power in the New World. Now know as Amerika, life has changed drastically for the American people.

Nazi forces occupy every major city and town, while the massive mechanical monstrosities created by General Wilhelm Deathshead prowl the streets for any signs of descent. The Holocaust has been brought to the shores of America along with the scores of racist groups that have taken hold of America.

BJ ‘Terror Billy’ stands atop the fallen Nazi soldiers. Promotional art by Bethseda Studios.

This alternate 1961 is where the setting for Wolfenstein II The New Colossus begins. After the events of Wolfenstein the New Order, the main protagonist William J. Blazkowicz now known as ‘Terror Billy’ returns to America to put the fighting spirit back in the American people and start the Second American Revolution.

Players can join Blazkowicz and his nazi killing crew in many iconic locations such as Roswell New Mexico, the battle torn streets of New Orleans, and the post-nuclear ruins of Manhattan. Put the fighting spirit back in the American people and spark the Second American Revolution!  

Wolfenstein II is an upcoming first person action shooter developed by MachineGames and Bethesda Softworks. It will be released on October 27, 2017 and will be available for PC, Xbox One, Playstation 4, and for the Nintendo Switch sometime in 2018.  

Several new game mechanics appear to have been introduced, such as Blazkowicz being injured and bound to a wheelchair in the beginning of the game, which he counteracts by suiting up in the Da’at Yichud, a mech suit featured briefly in the previous installment. Gameplay trailers also depict the ability to ride Panzerhunde, or Tank Hound, in The New Colossus.

However, the environments and some elements of how you interact with them will be entirely different. New

Protagonist fights new German war machines. Promotional art by Bethseda Studios.

weapons are introduced and many of them have the potential of independent dual wield, meaning that your right and left hands will be using weapons independently.

Wolfenstein II’s base game (no pre order bonus/ no Collector’s Edition) is priced at $59.99, pre-ordering the game will add the Freedom Chronicles Season Pass: Episode Zero which adds three new playable story lines.

Purchasing the Wolfenstein II The New Colossus Collector’s Edition will come with the mentioned Freedom Chronicles Season Pass and includes a 1/6 scale 12-inch action figure of the game’s protagonist William Joseph “BJ” Blazkowicz, packaged in a premium, 1960s-style box.

The season pass also comes with a metal case for the game and a 9”x14” Blitzmensch (Lightning Man) collectibles poster.

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