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Bethesda Releases a Second Weird Teaser Video. Project Zwei?
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Bethesda has today posted a second bizarre teaser on its Vine page following yesterday's initial teaser video depicting a blue coil of barbed wire and a vinyl record of Johann Sebastian Bach's 'Air on the G String'. Fallout 4 we originally thought, until Bethesda's Pete Hines debunked the theory on Twitter. "Guess again," he tweeted.

This latest teaser shows a bunch of sunflowers burning and a mysterious figure obscured in the background. Again, we're none the wiser, although Wolfenstein has been cited as a possible candidate for Bethesda's next game announcement based on the teasers.

Barbed wire, Bach records, sunflowers, spooky figures... Well, barbed wire could be connected to WWII, while Bach was a German composer, Van Gogh painted the Sunflowers and he was Dutch. Again. we're totally clutching at straws. As for the figure, we're stumped. Does any of this actually mean anything? Why are the flowers burning? Our head is buzzing.

It's also thought that the teaser's could be pointing to Zwei, Shinji Mikami's next survival horror title announced by Bethesda last year. Surely a reveal is long overdue. What d'ya reckon? Leave your brain dumps in the comments.


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Comment #1 by Mr Chr15topher
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 @ 12:21:14 PM
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OK, Seriously Bethesda? What, you too good for the common "leaked" details teaser?

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Comment #2 by JonnyNumber1
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 @ 12:23:14 PM
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All I want is a god dam Fallout game, you hear me Bethesda?!. FALLOUT!!!.

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Comment #3 by Aussie27Legend
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 @ 12:25:32 PM
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Please be Zwei... please be Zwei... my body is ready Bethesda!

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Comment #4 by Godfather93a
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 @ 12:29:24 PM
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My money is on the Survival/Horror title. To me it looks like a very ominous building in the background, maybe an Asylum.

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Comment #5 by UberPirateNinja
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 @ 12:30:17 PM
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meh, i hate 'teasers' like this. just tell us about the game dammit.

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Comment #6 by Caramel Cardinal
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 @ 12:30:57 PM
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heard a suggestion yesterday for new wolfenstein, which still could be likely

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Comment #7 by Godfather93a
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 @ 12:32:33 PM
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And the man in the background looks like he might be hanging from a tree. Very creepy, In any case I'm all for another Survival/Horror game.

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Comment #8 by Pope
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 @ 12:33:23 PM
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Is it just me, or does the guy in the background look like he's been hanged?

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Comment #9 by ActionAbe
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 @ 12:33:25 PM
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I think its Wolfenstein... just a feeling.
Is ZWEI realy Published by Bethesda?
(Ohh so many german words XD)

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Comment #10 by Godfather93a
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 @ 12:35:10 PM
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@8 Not just you. lol

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Comment #11 by jrp1234657
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 @ 12:42:06 PM
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I'm pretty sure that the figure is hanging from a tree also, if you look at the top left when it shows the figure you can see an arm, maybe the game is a survival/horror based in a WWII concentration camp.

(Still wish it was Fallout 4)

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Comment #12 by DERVISH888
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 @ 12:43:23 PM
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I can picture Beavis and Butthead saying, "Air on G String... Yeah yeah YEAH!!! Huh huh huh huh..."

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Comment #13 by DecadentBeaver
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 @ 12:43:32 PM
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A survival horror would be nice. But seeing as Bethesdaaalways release cryptic clues, we could be in for a wait here.

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Comment #14 by ronnie42
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 @ 12:46:09 PM
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Firstly I have to say this but the teasers are utter shit.
I honestly don't get why Dice, Bethesda are doing this lately since it's random, generic, feels unrelated to anything related to what we can get hyped about. It's like they were too lazy to make a proper trailer so they shoved random crap together.

Sorry if that was rant, I hope there working Zwei but they need to put something interesting even if it's a concept design from the game or a simple can on the floor relating to an evil corp, my point is the publicity so far is terrible and it would be better to just show the actual trailer like DICE did eventually instead of using some weird app is hard to get hyped about.

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Comment #15 by jrp1234657
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 @ 12:50:27 PM
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Also if you look between the gate to the left of the figure it has a sign, possibly "Warsaw" which was a Polish concentration camp. Still just guessing though.

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Comment #16 by Godfather93a
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 @ 12:52:50 PM
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@14 Look how much talk these are creating, that is exactly why they choose to do these vids, It generates a lot of buzz & hype.

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Comment #17 by Godfather93a
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 @ 12:54:34 PM
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@15 Your just on that WW2 huh.

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Comment #18 by jrp1234657
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 @ 12:57:07 PM
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@17 haha yeah, I thought it made sense when he said it in the article and it all sort of just fell together.

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Comment #19 by Gone4aDuck
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 @ 01:33:52 PM
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I think that mans face has been hidden for a reason. Could turn out to be something zombie related.

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Comment #21 by MAXBOX360888
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 @ 01:39:17 PM
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I want fallout !!!!!!

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Comment #22 by Masterdebator88
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 @ 01:41:06 PM
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Sunflowers were a big part of the 19th century Impressionist movement.

Bach was also a big part of 19th century music.

We can assume this take place in the 19th century by those facts alone.

The burning part could easily be pyrokinesis as the man is seen in the distance.

Sunflowers burning could also symbolize the actual sun... I doubt this will be a horror game as we know it. Zwei is 2 so it is most likely a sequel, but to what?

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Comment #23 by xD Rick
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 @ 01:42:59 PM
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Guys, this is a new Plant vs Zombie game.
It has a sort of "human" standing there, the sunflowers and a house!!!

Seriously now, I really, reaaly want it to be Zwei.
We need a good survival horror game, not those TPS that hijacked the franchises names.

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Comment #24 by quidyg
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 @ 01:56:53 PM
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this isnt fallout. fallout is most likely being developed by bethesda at the moment. but this is bethesda softworks, who publish games, not bethesda game studios who develop fallout and TES

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Comment #25 by quidyg
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 @ 01:58:26 PM
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EDIT: didnt mean to say it wasnt fallout, thats already been confirmed lol. was just posting for all the posts asking for fallout

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Comment #26 by weffalump
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 @ 01:59:20 PM
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The burning sunflowers probably relate to Van Gogh's "Still Life: Vase with Five Sunflowers" which was apparently destroyed by fire during the Second World War.

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Comment #27 by reaper527
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 @ 02:00:52 PM
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to add to 22's theory, barbed wire was also an invention of the 19th century (originally patented in 1867)

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Comment #28 by Magon
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 @ 02:42:00 PM
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#22, #27: Too bad Bach is the first half of the 18th century, not the 19th ;)

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Comment #29 by Mr Yac
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 @ 03:05:28 PM
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clearly it's "A Clockwork Orange: The Game"

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Comment #30 by jaspertodd
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 @ 03:06:25 PM
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That figure in the background looks like a cowboy to me.Long dustcoat,red shirt..the sunflowers for some reason reminds me of the western type?

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Comment #31 by Takeda
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 @ 03:12:17 PM
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Warsaw wasn't concentration camp during WW2. Either you mean Oswiecim or you mean Ghetto which was made in one of district of Warsaw

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Comment #32 by jrp1234657
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 @ 03:26:37 PM
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@31 It was indeed in the ghetto but it still was Warsaw.

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Comment #33 by skaghead
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 @ 03:30:56 PM
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it looks to me there's a fence in the background in front of the building. Suggests a prison/asylum/military/camp installation? . I'm hoping that these clues along with the Bach point to a new Wolfenstein game.But instead of a FPS , Bethesda is going the action RPG route ... I can only dream :)

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Comment #34 by Zeppelin 856
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 @ 04:13:54 PM
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Doom IV? Sunflowers burning represents hell on Earth? Plus when you freeze the frame right when it's at the flowers, the figure, and the house, it all look superimposed on each other. It kinda reminds me of the graphical style of the original Doom's.

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Comment #35 by Quantum Binman
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 @ 07:08:35 PM
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I'm going to put my neck on the line and say its probably for a new Hannah Montanna game.

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Comment #36 by Joker0fLife
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 @ 07:12:19 PM
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"The sunflower, Helianthus annuus, genome is diploid with a base chromosome number of 17 and an estimated genome size of 2871–3189 Mbp. Some sources claim its true size is around 3.5 billion base pairs (slightly larger than the human genome)."

So the sunflower, from a scientific standpoint, is more valuable than a human. Here we see a man hanging in a tree, secondary to the sunflowers, which were burned at night. So if one were to destroy something more valuable than man, only to spite it, what's to say what one would do to a human?

If that doesn't sound like mad scientist experimentation jib-jab, I don't know what does. (Watch this not be about Project Zwei at all and I'm just over thinking this :P)

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Comment #37 by ATOMICKILA3000
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 @ 07:23:16 PM
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I will be really upset if this does turn out to be Fallout 4 anyway. Everyone in here is REALLY putting some thought into these teasers lol.

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Comment #38 by xxdiamondxxinfernoxx
Thursday, April 18, 2013 @ 01:51:11 AM
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@36 too deep my friend its only a video game

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Comment #39 by Homaz
Thursday, April 18, 2013 @ 02:25:52 AM
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Nice Teaser
Now I'm totally hyped -_-'

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Comment #40 by Arenazombie
Thursday, April 18, 2013 @ 02:42:12 AM
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god forbid this is an original new game instead of an established TPS-series sequel

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Comment #41 by Joker0fLife
Thursday, April 18, 2013 @ 02:42:24 AM
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@38 Games are an art form. If one can get philosophical on a Van Gogh painting, I don't see why I can't get a little deep on a video game haha That's how game designers think though. Crazy outlandish concepts you'd never in a million years think they'd draw inspiration from, but they do.

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Comment #42 by The Bovine Moos
Thursday, April 18, 2013 @ 06:25:05 AM
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Rage II.

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Comment #43 by LizardKingv666
Thursday, April 18, 2013 @ 06:25:37 AM
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Am I the only one who thinks that the man in the background looks like Hellboy??

Anyways - the only suggesstion i would made is Plants Vs. Zombies 2 (2=ZWEI)

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Comment #44 by LizardKingv666
Thursday, April 18, 2013 @ 06:37:41 AM
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But why should Bethesda do PvZ2? As I read in the comments Wolfenstein makes sense.

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Comment #45 by APOLLO10
Thursday, April 18, 2013 @ 07:36:08 AM
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I don't think he's said it yet, but it seems to me that they are clutching at straws here.

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Comment #46 by virgil must die
Thursday, April 18, 2013 @ 01:11:06 PM
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I'm gonna guess doom 4, for no reason other than after watching all 3 teasers that was the first game my mind went too. That or a new look crash bandicoot!

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Comment #47 by Joker0fLife
Friday, April 19, 2013 @ 02:15:20 PM
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@38 After watching the new trailer, my comment doesn't seem too crazy now does it? ;)

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