Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus Trailer Encourages Stealth, But Only for Nasty Nazi Murder

Written by Neil Soutter on Sat, Jun 17, 2017 12:30 PM
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We need precious few excuses to spend more time gawping at Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, so it was nice to see a new email from Bethesda plop into my inbox so shortly after their press conference. In ‘Gunning for Freedom’ we see developers MachineGames given the limelight, explaining the thinking behind Wolfenstein II’s shift to the United States mixed with a smattering of new gameplay.

“What really puts MachineGames on the map is that while we’re making really strong narrative games, we give enough room to have the proper gameplay experience,” says Senior Game Designer Arcade Berg. “It’s not that one is overpowering the other.”

What I particularly like is the unabashed focus on killing. As the devs put it, the Nazis are universally regarded as the baddies, “you don’t mind wiping them out. I mean, who doesn’t want to kill Nazis?” To that end, stealth plays a big part in Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus, but it's all with the aim of eventually offing Nazis rather than just sneaking past them. 

 

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus is out on October 27th for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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16:57 Jun-25-2017

can already tell i got to give this two playthroughs.
1 on normal or notch up and just tear through it guns blazing
2nd on hardest or second to hardest setting and ninja the hell out of dem damn nazis

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13:22 Jun-24-2017

I usually stealthed through The New Order as that was more or less the only way to go sometimes on Uber difficulty :)

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16:22 Jun-22-2017

I stealthed through large portions of The New Order, it was fun sneaking up on Nazis and killing them. It was on PS4 though, so it wasn't nearly as fun as The New Colossus will be on my new rig later this year. Still waiting on Vega so I can give my friend his GPU back, lol.

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21:09 Jun-17-2017

Can't wait to play this game listen to some 60's 70's songs and MAGA agains the Nazi's scum. I can't wait to see the new types of weapons to use in this game, in hopes this games doesn't use the engine like the last game very bad using vram

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15:37 Jun-17-2017

True everyone should love killing nazis
I am german and even i like these games


But its sad that so many people claim to hate nazis but are racist biggots themselfes


Lets just hope for dualwield shotgunz

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15:47 Jun-17-2017

People still need to clearly understand the difference between the present Germans and the Nazies. These Germans have nothing to do with the Third Reich and therefore, any discrimination or bigotry is unjustified!

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13:21 Jun-24-2017

I'm just sad your country pretends the war never happened (figuratively) and banned all nazi memorabilia and swastika signs in games and media. What a shame!

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14:16 Jun-17-2017

The executive producer looks and sounds a bit deranged. I think he is a psychopath.

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15:45 Jun-17-2017

Who knows, psychopaths might make good games!

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15:56 Jun-17-2017

me 2

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13:09 Jun-17-2017

So happy to finally play again as William J. Blazkowicz and kill some Nazis :D

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