WOLFENSTEIN 2: THE NEW COLOSSUS RELEASE DATE, GAMEPLAY, TRAILERS, PRE-ORDER INFO AND ALL THE LATEST NEWS
Wolfenstein: The New Order is a fantastic first-person shooter. MachineGames revitalized the iconic classic with a surprising focus on narrative and all of the bloody violence we’d expect from the Nazi-slaughtering adventures of BJ Blazkowicz. This spree of brilliance continued with The Old Blood, a standalone expansion that proved this comeback was far more than a one hit wonder.
Bethesda has been teasing Wolfenstein: The New Colossus for over a year now, and confirmation has finally come in the form of a new trailer during its E3 showcase.
WOLFENSTEIN: THE NEW COLOSSUS RELEASE DATE – WHEN IS IT COMING OUT?
Wolfenstein: The New Colossus is coming to PS4, Xbox One and PC on October 27, 2017. It’s launching shortly after The Evil Within 2, Bethesda’s other big title this year.
WOLFENSTEIN: THE NEW COLOSSUS STORY – WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
Taking place in 1961, alternate history has seen the Nazis make their way over to the United States. The red menace have made their claim across the region, and only B.J Blazkowicz can stop them. Travelling from the small town of Roswell to the radioactive streets of post-nuclear Manhattan, a New Colossus is poised to be a cross-country journey like no other.
BJ also has a personal vendetta to settle this time around. Anya, his love interest from the first game, is currently pregnant with twins. Like any sane mother, she’d rather not raise her children in a world ruled by evil nazis. In order to succeed, you must rally a resistance and march upon the enemy stronghold. Things will be difficult, but when has that stopped BJ?
WOLFENSTEIN: THE NEW COLOSSUS GAMEPLAY – HOW DOES IT PLAY?
The mixture of violent shooting, rewarding stealth and all out mechanical warfare from the previous instalment is back with a range of welcome refinements. At the top of this list of changes is a range of gloriously brutal weapondry to wield. The Laserkraftwerk is a rifle capable of melting nazi goons to nothing but dust. You can also use it to make easy work of robotic enemies as they charge hungrily toward you.
Next up is the Dieselkraftwerk, which hurls gas-powered grenades at enemies. This can be packed with a bunch of different variants, ensuring the murder never grows stale. If you’d rather get up close and personal, The New Colossus will introduce a few new melee weapons. One of which is the Hatchet, an ideal tool for players eyeing up the stealthy approach.
Once again, weapons can be upgraded to your liking by completing challenges and allocating skill points. The last game had a surprising amount of replay value due to the sheer amount of tools available to us. With any luck, The New Colossus will continue this gruesome trend.
Despite its emphasis on murder and violence, Wolfenstein also finds time for quiet moments. In the past game, you could explore a detailed base and communicate with NPCs to help flesh out the story and unlock bonus content. A New Colossus will do the same, introducing old friends such as Caroline, Bombate, Set, Max Hass, Fergus and Wyatt. You’ll also want to take care of Anya, your now pregnant wife.
WOLFENSTEIN: THE NEW COLOSSUS TRAILER – HOW DOES IT LOOK?
Pretty fantastic. The debut trailer was shown at Bethesda’s E3 showcase, and you can watch it below:
MachineGames released a few additional trailers during E3 week, which we’ve compiled below for your viewing pleasure: