Ah, yes. The most American of all American products; the wedding of ice cream to milk to form the refreshing taste of a strawberry milkshake. A favorite of Nazis everywhere – or so it would seem, if the recent trailer released by Bethesda Softworks is any indication. The video showcases one of the more familiar scenes from the many trailers of Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus, in which our hero, William J. Blazkowicz, is accosted by an annoyingly-chipper Nazi.
Take a look:
Interacting (or mutely watching on) with sinisterly-friendly Nazis has become somewhat of a staple of the Wolfenstein remakes; both The New Order and The Old Blood featured similar scenes in their campaigns, in which Blazkowicz engaged (sort of) in amicable conversations with the one group of people he hated most. It’s a really a blessing that the Nazis in Wolfenstein are so strikingly secure in their victory over the known world, to the point that none of them pay any mind to the suspiciously-quiet protagonist. Otherwise… well, there wouldn’t be a sequel, would there?
Otherwise, there’s not that much to really remark on in this latest video. The dialogue is as well-written as ever, voiced by talented actors more than capable of inciting an underlying layer of disgust for them. It’s really, really hard not to dislike the guy who strolls into the restaurant of a conquered country and begins smugly critiquing the non-German nature of the menu. Whatever happens after the screen goes black and gunshots sound is sure to be quite satisfying, at least.
Oh, and the game is as gorgeous as ever.
Seriously, the amount of color inflicted in this short scene is a wonderful contrast with the frequently-bleak environments of Europe, in which the player spent most of their time in the first game (excluding the Moon, of course). The beauty of the scene promises a lot of The New Colossus, and we can only hope the game will follow a similar design – both visually and narratively – to what is showcased in this trailer.
Wolfenstein: The New Colossus launches on October 27, 2017 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. For more information on the game, visit the official website, or follow the game’s Twitter account to receive immediate updates about all future news.