Wolfenstein 2 The New Colossus is Revolution on a Grander Scale - Video Interview

Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus is "Revolution on a Grander Scale" - Video Interview

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Richard Walker

Few expected Wolfenstein: The New Order to be one of the finest reboots around, breathing new life into square-jawed hero BJ Blazkowicz and his ongoing battle against the Nazis. Taking things in a different direction with an alternate 1960s timeline in which the Nazis won, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus picks up where the last game left off, with BJ a little worse for wear.

The only difference this time is that the bad guys are now on BJ's turf, and understandably, he's none too happy about it. That means taking the fight directly to the entrenched Nazi forces, delivering killer blows to Hitler's continuing effort to occupy the USA and keep the population in check. Earning the moniker of 'Terror-Billy', Blazkowicz is a force of nature, and the one person capable of wiping the Nazis off the map (with a little help from his friends, of course).

Having played a section of the new game, we sat down to chat with Creative Director Jens Matthies about continuing to challenge conventions in The New Colossus, building "cool, crazy inventions", working towards creating a Wolfenstein trilogy, and delivering a more intimate drama. We also ask Matthies whether there'll be a castle in the sequel. To find out, watch our interview below.

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

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  • I have yet to watch the video, but I am excited about the possibility of this being a trilogy.
  • I discovered after much research the following: Even though there is no Wolfenstein 3 in development yet, and it would have to be approved by Bethesda, the original intention of Machinegames was to make a Wolfenstein Trilogy. Not counting The Old Blood as one of the big 3, there will hopefully be a third Wolfenstein someday after The New Colossus. This might seem obvious, but the whole series was planned as a Trilogy depending on sales. Also, the game director was asked about Mecha-Hitler. He said ""We always envisioned this as a trilogy," he said. "If we get to make the third one--once we introduce Mecha-Hitler, you can't go up from there." Sounds like if Wolfenstein 2 The New Colossus sells well, we should hopefully be able to get one more giant new Wolenstein game, along with likely DLC for it, and the absolute final boss of the entire Trilogy will be Mecha-Hitler. After that, Machinegames moves on from Wolfenstein to make great games in another franchise. Wolfenstein fans, want to fight Mecha-Hitler at the end of Wolfenstein 3 on Xbox One X in 4K? You know what to do on October 27, 2017 to increase your chances. Don't forget about the Season Pass that includes 4 expansion packs that are spread out all over America.
  • an open-world Wolfenstein to go along with Fallout and Elder Scrolls would be neat. fighting the Nazi machine all over the globe...who knows what kind of mischief they`d get up to.
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