E3 2017: Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus Bewilders and Delights at Bethesda Showcase

Wolfenstein 2 has you killing Nazis and tripping on acid. Seriously.

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Bethesda closed out its E3 showcase by confirming rumors of Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus, the follow-up to 2014’s Wolfenstein: The New Order. In the debut trailer, Wolfenstein 2 shows … well, it shows all sorts of things. Mechanical dogs rescuing civilians pinned underneath cars, dudes chasing green fairies, Nazis sipping strawberry milkshakes.

The takeaway, though, is BJ Blazkowicz will return on October 27 to mow down lots of Nazis. Check out the trippy reveal trailer for Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus below.

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      June 11, 2017 10:44 PM

      Haha crazy trailer. Will play.

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      June 11, 2017 10:55 PM

      That was really cool. It also looks a graphically better than the last one.

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      June 11, 2017 11:06 PM

      UUUUUUUUUUUUUUNNNNNNNNNNNNFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF

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      June 11, 2017 11:13 PM

      Oh man, so pumped. That looks so fucking good.

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      June 11, 2017 11:28 PM

      Great news - at least someone is bold enough to make AAA story-driven FPS games these days with no multiplayer component.

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      June 11, 2017 11:38 PM

      That looks amazing. I can't wait.

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      June 12, 2017 12:55 AM

      My god this looks fucking amazing. This is what nuDoom should have been like. Glad the Wolfenstein IP is at least being treated well.

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        June 12, 2017 3:29 AM

        I...what? They've been doing right by Wolf and Doom alike for a while now.

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        June 12, 2017 4:31 AM

        Huh? I feel I missed the joke.

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        June 12, 2017 5:04 AM

        wat

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        June 12, 2017 6:49 AM

        Where is boarder and what have you done to him

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      June 12, 2017 3:27 AM

      hell yeah

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      June 12, 2017 3:38 AM

      Yes please

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      June 12, 2017 3:39 AM

      God i can't wait till Wolfenstein's release, it's a piece of art

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      June 12, 2017 4:23 AM

      So with that name I can only assume it's a sequel to 2009's Wolfenstein by Raven Software.

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        June 12, 2017 4:41 AM

        The New Order was already.

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        June 12, 2017 4:26 PM

        Zenimax/Machine Games are bad at counting, because in their current canon timeline it's the 4th game, not counting Old Blood as a separate title.

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      June 12, 2017 4:36 AM

      Well, that looks good

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      June 12, 2017 4:41 AM

      oh my god i love machinegames

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        June 12, 2017 6:23 AM

        I hope they get a chance to work on more stuff too after the Wolf IP cools a little.

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      June 12, 2017 4:49 AM

      Gameplay parts have great graphics. Next iteration of Doom engine presumably?

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        June 12, 2017 5:13 AM

        Tiago Sousa (id engine lead) said on Twitter that it's an idTech6 variant, yes.

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          June 12, 2017 5:34 AM

          I wonder what does he mean with idtech6 variant? has it been heavily modified/customized for Wolfenstein? what sort of changes have they applied?

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            June 12, 2017 2:35 PM

            Every engine gets customised for the game it's being used on, so it will be idtech6 + whatever bells and whistles they needed to add for this particular game that the engine couldn't already do. id might roll them into the engine for other titles or not.

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          June 12, 2017 6:26 AM

          Do you think we'll get a Quake single player reboot one day?

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            June 12, 2017 7:02 AM

            I think Bethesda probably has Quake pigeonholed as their multiplayer brand for now.

            I think eventually demand will build for a Quake 1 style single player game, but I think it'll be a long time before it reaches a point where they put someone to work on it.

            Maybe after a while people will get tired of nuDoom stuff and they can put id on a similar reboot of Quake to ease the franchise fatigue.

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              June 12, 2017 8:17 AM

              Do you think we'll get a DUKE reboot someday?

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                June 12, 2017 8:50 AM

                Gearbox owns Duke, so hopefully not.

                Did you see BJ murdering Nazis from a wheelchair in the new trailer though? Duke should find a way to get Machinegames involved in his next game.

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                  June 12, 2017 9:11 AM

                  As long as Gearbox owns Duke, he will not 0wn again. :[

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          June 12, 2017 9:00 AM

          Thank baby Hesus it's not idtech5.

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            June 12, 2017 4:28 PM

            I'd almost put money on IdTech "6" being Doom's custom version of idTech 5, built from New Order's variant that they bumped in number because of stupid comments like that.

            Also because Zenimax had a serious hate-on for Carmack at that point.

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              June 12, 2017 4:29 PM

              Doom is on id tech 6, not sure I follow. And are you calling my opinion on tech5 stupid??

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                June 12, 2017 4:40 PM

                I'm saying people overreact to Rage's launch allowing it to color everything related to idTech 5 in the same way that people here still continue to harp on Borderlands for not having an FOV slider and how it's the worst thing ever and everyone working on the series should kill themselves. Okay, maybe idTech 5 complaints aren't that bad, but it's still dumb.

                The complaints about The Evil Within had nothing to do with the engine and New Order runs just fine on 5 and was almost universally well received.

                Hell, between Rage and New Order idTech5's back-end dev pipeline was revamped for Physical Based Rendering as well as the front end renderer and that was a lot of work. Then for Doom (2016) they took that, updated the renderer again focusing hard on delivering 60hz on consoles, which connects with a good amount of lighting engine optimizations, and then added game specific features like snapmap. I'm not aware of any major alterations to the engine, dev, nor asset, pipelines that would be comparable to idTech 1->2->3->4->5.

                I'd love if someone could correct me on that, but in all the talk I've seen, little focuses on engine specifics.

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              June 12, 2017 4:30 PM

              I'm honestly shocked they're not calling it idTech 7, just going with browser style versioning.

              Hell, they probably would be had Doom bombed.

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        June 12, 2017 5:30 AM

        It has been confirmed to be id tech 6 in the video's description in bethesda's offical youtube channel

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      June 12, 2017 4:56 AM

      Pumped for this

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      June 12, 2017 5:02 AM

      https://youtu.be/xHht8480cEo?t=291

      huh? Hanging from a ledge and then when he gets shot he's on his feet.

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        June 12, 2017 5:22 AM

        It's probably aggressively edited for trailer purposes.

        I noticed that the version of the trailer I found on youtube omitted the few seconds from dude taking the acid until after Anya stabs the shit out of the nazi at the end that was shown at the press conference.

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        June 12, 2017 5:35 AM

        jump cut? or they cut a bit out

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      June 12, 2017 5:15 AM

      the second of two great announcements from E3 (metro exodus being the other!)

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      June 12, 2017 5:20 AM

      Game of the Show so far, by a wide margin. Hell yes!

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      June 12, 2017 5:22 AM

      lol, fantastic. BUT I couldn't watch it on Shacknews because of regular autoplaying adds with sound, I had to go to youtube. FYI BMan.

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      June 12, 2017 5:58 AM

      That looks amazing! I can't wait!

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      June 12, 2017 6:00 AM

      Yesssss! Cant wait.

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      June 12, 2017 6:25 AM

      Looks awesome. Will play. Will have to replay TNO once again before hand apparently. Three times back to back with the last on 999 mode for extra fun.

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        June 12, 2017 8:30 AM

        I just wanna play a vidya game :/

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        June 12, 2017 8:55 AM

        Welcome to the information age. A magical time where at least one group of people is always irrationally angry about everything.

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        June 12, 2017 10:09 AM

        This has probably been answered a million times by now but I'm curious what Germans think of their portrayal in these sorts of things.

        I mean the blue eyed blonde German man/woman in these games or movies or whatever speaking in English with a German accent is such an easy way to get a bad guy across but I don't think it translates into any real life hatred (i.e., if you run into someone who looks/sounds like someone from this game you're unlikely to think less of them) but it must still kinda suck to resemble the world's worst bad guys.

        May be complicating things that these works often times get censored in Germany.

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          June 12, 2017 10:15 AM

          You can extend this to being black, Muslim, Arabic, Afrikaner, Chinese, etc etc (and those are just the typical western types). We all carry some kind of cultural guilt, whether imposed or exposed.

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        June 12, 2017 1:21 PM

        The *alt-right* is racist to white people. I saw what they did to that poor Pepe Meme Guy at their rally.

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        June 12, 2017 1:27 PM

        WolfensteinII: "A White Ally in Drumpf's America: The Game - Now with Marxism Cutscenes

        Bethesda seems to have taken the email about my power fantasy and ran with it.

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        June 12, 2017 1:52 PM

        I always thought Nazi in America would ONLY exist in fiction.

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        June 12, 2017 3:16 PM

        That was fast

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        June 12, 2017 3:43 PM

        Nazi's need a safe space, too, I guess.

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      June 12, 2017 8:02 AM

      Cannot wait

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      June 12, 2017 9:00 AM

      I'm in. 100%.

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      June 12, 2017 2:28 PM

      I never got into the previous one but it looks wacky

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      June 12, 2017 3:47 PM

      If anyone else like me doesn't have Wolfenstein the new order like me, GMG has it 50% off for $10. Same with the pre-quel expansion The Old Blood.

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        June 12, 2017 3:54 PM

        It's $8 if you log in. You people have no excuse.

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      June 12, 2017 4:08 PM

      I'm trying to remember the story of new order. Like where did that cool mech suit come from with the resistance dude in it?

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        June 12, 2017 4:24 PM

        The Jew scientist created that suit along with other secret technology

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          June 12, 2017 7:43 PM

          Was it discovered in the underground bunker? I had fun but it's sort of all a blur.