A listing for Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus popped up on Amazon’s Germany storefront before being taken down (via GameSpot). The listing, which included a release date of October 27, seems to confirm rumors that MachineGames has been toiling away on a sequel to 2014’s Wolfenstein: The New Order.
Amazon listed Xbox One, PS4, and PC versions of the as-yet-unconfirmed Wolfenstein sequel. Users on NeoGAF grabbed screenshots of the listing before it was pulled. An E3 announcement seems imminent: Bethesda marketing chief Pete Hines mentioned in February that MachineGames “has been working hard on something that is f**king bananas.” One year ago at Bethesda’s E3 showcase, a mock command prompt alluded to a game called The New Colossus.
Fans of Wolfenstein: The New Order should glean no small amount of significance from “The New Colossus” subtitle. Protagonist BJ Blazkowicz recited the sonnet of the same name, written by Emma Lazarus, at the conclusion of The New Order. Last fall, Blazkowicz voice actor Brian Bloom has been hinting that a Wolfenstein sequel is forthcoming.
If Bethesda and MachineGames plan to announce a Wolfenstein sequel anytime soon, it would likely happen during the publisher’s E3 showcase, scheduled for Sunday, June 11, at 9pm PT. Shacknews will be live streaming Bethesda’s and all other E3 showcases this year, sharing our impressions of announcements and reveals as they occur. Be sure to tune in to Shacknews during Bethesda’s event for our immediate reactions.