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E3 2017: Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus Listed on Amazon Germany

MachineGames’ long-rumored sequel could be announced at Bethesda’s E3 showcase.


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.

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    June 10, 2017 8:45 AM

    David Craddock posted a new article, E3 2017: Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus Listed on Amazon Germany

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      June 10, 2017 10:37 AM

      Two? I hope that's an Amazon failure there. It's at least Wolfenstein 4 by the current narrative, starting with Return to Castle Wolfenstein.

      Yes, the second game, the only one in the entire series to simply be named Wolfenstein, is stuck in rights hell; however, The New Order clearly follows that game as there is continued focus on the Kreisau Circle and even Caroline Becker returns.

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        June 10, 2017 4:41 PM

        I want dat Wolfenstein so bad on Steam. Should have bought it when it was $5

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          June 10, 2017 5:02 PM

          You mean The New Order? GMG has it for $10.

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          June 10, 2017 5:28 PM

          Yeah, I always kicked myself for not getting it on Steam, but I don't think it ever saw that big of a price drop. It's difficult to tell now but I want to say it never went below $20 USD before Activision took their ball home. I think I was waiting for $10 due to the lukewarm reviews.

          I finally got to play it last month, but it involved, get this, a disc. It was weird. In retrospect I would have paid $20 on Steam, it was pretty decent for a Jam-Cam shooter. Combat never felt intense and high risk, but it was almost always fun.

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            June 10, 2017 5:41 PM

            Nice, I played it, I liked it too. Not a lot of danger, but fun encounters.

            Btw, it was $20 and went on a daily sale for $5 only once.

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        June 10, 2017 4:55 PM

        Weakest whine fest ever

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          June 10, 2017 5:18 PM

          Just playing my usual "technically correct" card.

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      June 10, 2017 11:07 AM

      I really hope that it's built on id tech 6 but i think not, there's noway they could have done it in such short time

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        June 10, 2017 11:32 AM

        I wouldn't count it out, while I don't have an inside view, it would seem that idTech 5 and 6 have pretty similar pipelines. I would guess the differences are not much different than the scale of changes to idTech 5 between Rage and The New Order.

        Though anyone who has a better picture of it, please feel free to call me out for being wrong, I'd legitimately love to know more.

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          June 10, 2017 3:19 PM

          I would hope that a Shacknews reporter with an in-depth feature article on Doom can somehow ferret this information out, though he/she might have to wait til it's officially announced, ha

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      June 10, 2017 4:47 PM

      Its strange that amazon germany has this. I thought Wolfenstein games were not allowed in germany

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        June 10, 2017 4:51 PM

        only once they people are turned into robots and the swastikas are removed.

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        June 10, 2017 5:17 PM

        Swastikas get censored unless it is considered art (movies vs a relatively new medium like computer games) or historically relevant. You can still buy the games as import from all over Europe including Austria and Switzerland.

        There is also the index, if a game is considered violent without any redeeming quality or pornographic it can't be displayed on shelves and/or be openly advertised. 20years ago that could have been the death penalty because games needed to have a shelve life in retail but even then game developers would just blitzkrieg the shit out of their marketing and sell the biggest chunk before the game landed on the index. Some developers were crippling their games with green blood, robot adversaries and some other downright bizarre shit to ensure that their games didn't get the index axe.

        Today there is a rating system and 18plus games can be acquired locally or per Digital distribution. Wolfenstein games still have some weird asset and story changes though because of the whole nazi anesthetic. That said I've been playing these games since day one and always in its original form.

        Quake and doom were taken off the index a few years back for example. I bought those in retail without a problem on release.

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          June 10, 2017 5:25 PM

          If they are censored how do you get them in original form?

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            June 10, 2017 5:26 PM

            oh didnt read the import part

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              June 10, 2017 5:42 PM

              Here a comparison between versions

              It's probably not able that Bethesda/valve were dicks and geo/region locked the original game on pc/steam. So you would have to start the installer with a vpn/start the game the same way or in offline mode. It would dip that shit after a few weeks as steam does (moving countries measure) but it was still an easy to circumvent inconvenience.

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