During Bethesda’s E3 2017 press conference, the lead up toward the big reveal of MachineGames’ Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus involved a lot of interesting, albeit unsettling live-action clips involving the re-imagining of the television culture from a Nazi-occupied United States. For example, the publisher and developer recently teased out the concept in a bigger way by releasing the whole trailer for a fake game show called German…or Else! that had two Americans competing to translate abstract nouns from English to German for points, with the loser being forcibly imprisoned for four weeks in a re-education camp.
Now, Bethesda and MachineGames continue to release much more fully realized versions of these live-action clips shown at E3 2017, with the latest trailer for Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus imagining what a black and white sitcom from a Nazi-run US would look like. As seen in the footage below, the publisher and developer have made a short mock-up for the concept show, calling it Trust in Brother, in which a young boy gets ratted out by his elder sibling for simply indulging in some chocolate, with the process being carried out in the fashion of the child spies from George Orwell’s prescient and seminal novel 1984.
While the live-action footage from Trust in Brother does a great job of projecting the darkly satirical tone of Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus, it’s difficult to understand what kind of title it would be overall without some actual in-game footage. Thankfully, Bethesda and MachineGames give fans what they want by dedicating the last half of the above trailer to protagonist BJ Blazkowicz absolutely tearing through some Nazis and evil robots with a wide range of weapons.
Although the live-action ad campaign for Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus is unconventional to say the least, there’s no doubt that it will pique the curiosity of diehard devotees to the series and newbies alike with its blend of acerbic humor and intense gameplay. And while the anticipation for the forthcoming sequel is incredibly high, fans ought to be pleased to know that MachineGames already has yet another followup in mind, as the developer has a trilogy planned.
Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus is slated to release on October 27, 2017 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
Source: Bethesda Softworks – YouTube