Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus has most certainly had some of the most creative marketing of recent games since its E3 2017 announcement. A new video released by Bethesda Softworks this morning highlights the game’s new Amerika perfectly.
Previous promotional videos have been dark parodies of iconic American shows like Leave It To Beaver and Lassie, and today’s new video does something similar. Blitzmensch is the newest unsettling reflection in the mirror of how things might have been different, in a world ruled by the Nazis.
Blitzmensch is clearly inspired by the Silver Age and Golden Age of American superhero comics and animation, with the character himself appearing to be something of a cross between early Batman and Superman. Other than the stellar recreation of the era’s style, the villains that appear in the two-minute video are maybe the best representation of the twisted perspective we get a glimpse of here. As a whole they represent perversions of concepts of the American identity, and include amongst their ranks a pilgrim, a Yankee soldier and even the Statue of Liberty herself.
Bethesda’s marketing for Wolfenstein II has been fantastic, and it makes the game’s world out to be quite the unsettling perversion of reality. It’s perfect in its portrayal of how insidious Nazi propaganda truly was and is.
And it’s great motivation to ‘kill all Nazis’ as ‘Terror-Billy’.
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus is set for release this on October 27. See the new Blitzmensch trailer for yourself below: