Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus launch trailer has death, violence, and Hitler

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Wolfenstein's take on history, where Nazis run rampant around an alternate history America that lost the second world war, is bloody and violent. So, of course, the launch trailer for Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus, which is launching just next week, is a bloody and violent extravaganza.

With about 34 Nazis getting killed in a variety of ways, from vaporisation to point-blank shotguns, to a grenades to the face, it's very, very clearly a Wolfenstein 2 trailer. This sequel to Wolfenstein: The New Order is all about the effects of the Nazi occupation of America in this series' alternate history, with a call to arms for people to join an anti-Nazi resistance.

And, according to a resistance speech, "they fucked with the wrong country," as B.J. Blazkowicz is going to tear up the occupying forces. There's your typical Nazis, Nazis in mech suits, fire-breathing giant robot dinosaur Nazis, a leader (backed by a parody of the Lincoln Memorial where Hitler has replaced Lincoln), and a lot of them dying in gruesome ways. As you do.

One thing that has been speculated is when this series of Wolfenstein games, a reboot of the original concept that came out in 1981, would bring in Mecha Hitler, the final boss of the original game. He's Hitler, but with chain gun arms and sometimes with a mech suit, and it's possible that he'll be your target in this new Wolfenstein game.

That's because Hitler himself appears in the trailer: old, possibly dying, but alive and in charge. Perhaps we'll see him become Mecha Hitler in this game, or perhaps he'll die of old age this time, only to come back in the future all cyborg'd up.

Woflenstein 2: The New Colossus is coming to PC, Xbox One, and PS4 on October 27, developed by MachineGames and published by Bethesda Softworks. A Switch port is coming at some point in the future, and yesterday another gory Bethesda-published title, Doom, had its Switch port release date confirmed.