Though Bethesda’s E3 2017 showcase may not have revealed a new Elder Scrolls game, fans finally got their first official look at the oft teased first-person shooter, Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus. With a release scheduled for later this year, Bethesda has been slowly increasing the marketing campaign releasing everything from new details about the game to a terrifying new type of TV gameshow. The latest trailer explores a tense scene involving a strawberry milkshake.
The footage opens as one would expect, filled with guns, blood, and large explosions, before giving way to a dinner scene pulled from the debut announcement trailer for Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus. This time however, fans get a longer look at the entire setup, starting with protagonist BJ Blazkowicz hilariously walking into a diner brandishing a large weapon without anyone saying anything about it. As he sits at the counter, a mother and child are seen practicing their German, hammering home the point that in this alternative timeline, America lost World War II to the Germans.
Things start to come to a head as a German Kommandant enters the Roswell, New Mexico diner, sending the family scrambling for the door. While the Kommandant is at first only there for a strawberry milkshake, he begins to question Blazkowicz and asking to see his papers. Just as the situation begins to deteriorate, the German soldier is called back to HQ, leading everything to believe the standoff is over. Unfortunately, the trailer comes to an end just as a wanted picture of Blazkowicz is found hanging on the wall and a gunshot is heard in the background.
The good news for fans of this long running franchise is that The New Colossus won’t be the last game in the series. According to Creative Director Jens Matthies, Machinehead Games has always intended this new series to be a trilogy of games. There’s clearly a lot of confidence at the developer to head in this direction even before knowing how well their first game would be received. While there’s still some development time left for The New Colossus, the title looks to be shaping up to be an even bigger and potentially bolder experience than its predecessor.
Wolfenstein: The New Colossus launches on October 27, 2017 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC