Jerk Gustafsson, the executive producer at MachineGames, and Jens Matthies, the creative director for Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, revealed a bit more about the motivations for BJ Blazkowicz in the upcoming first-person shooter.
Bethesda shared the video over on their YouTube channel in a quick three minute clip that delves a bit more into the psyche of the main hero of the Wolfenstein series.
The duo reveal that all of the oddball resistance members from the first game are back for the sequel.
One of the Nazi leaders in the game, Frau Engel, will also be making a return, and she specifically targets BJ as she attempts to exact her vengeance against him and the resistant group. We saw how she planned on killing him and the others during the intro sequence that Bethesda let loose a short while back.
They reveal that Engel commands a flying air fortress called the Ausmerzer, and it’s almost a guaranteed given that players will have to venture up there to fight her.
The video also reveals that some of the new cast members joining Wolfenstein II includes MadTV alum, Debra Wilson, who takes on the role of the loud-mouthed rebel leader of New York, Grace. Another rebel leader, Horton, is voiced by Christopher Heyerdahl. And Super Spesh is being voiced by Don McManus.
The game has been caught up in some controversies regarding its commentary that wades into current day events, which has some gaming communities divided. Some see Wolfenstein II as liberal propaganda, further driving a wedge between mainstream pop-culture and those who identify with American politics on the right; others see it as a cathartic fantasy where they get to kill Nazis.
The blend between current day politics and video games continues to bleed from one area into the next, which hasn’t really helped mend gaming communities at all.
You can look for Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus to launch this October for PC, PS4 and Xbox One.
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