Wolfenstein II New Colossus Propaganda Trailer

By Dave Bricker, 5 months ago
What do you get when you combine milkshakes, diners, hamburgers, and a Nazi oppressive regime where they produce propaganda TV in an occupied America? Something very weird apparently. Bethesda produced another new trailer for Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus. Bethesda is working with MachineGames to produce a series of videos that would be examples of the type of TV programming you might see in BJ Blazkowicz’s Wolfenstein world. The videos are propaganda videos derived mainly from TV shows from the 1950s and 60s and appear in small snippets throughout the game. Bethesda will be releasing the full versions of the videos in the next few months as examples of what could happen in the game when you combine oppression, propaganda, and pop culture in dangerous ways.


The video features Liesel, a robot, dog, fire-breathing menace thing who is a assisting a trapped sheriff under a truck. Some of this we have seen before, but the video also ends with some additional gameplay featuring Liesel that we haven't seen yet.

Liesel

Liesel, the longest running TV show in the history of the American Territories, is back for a season of all-new family-friendly adventures!

This is Staffel 8 – the eighth season of Liesel since it premiered on October 2, 1953. Each season contains 26 episodes.

Liesel is the story of a Panzerhund and her human companion Peggy as they face adventures in a small farming community in the American Territories being rebuilt after years of oppression by capitalist parasites. Whenever someone is trapped in a burning house or being robbed by runaway häftlings – detainees – Peggy knows that Liesel will hear her dog whistle and come to the rescue. Peggy and Liesel will forever be friends loyal to the Fatherland and Our Beloved Führer, may he reign forever. You will laugh, you will gasp, you will cry, and you will sigh. Don’t miss Staffel 8 of the incredible adventures of Liesel – the Panzerhund with an engine of gold!

But why TV shows? Because it’s not just Nazi soldiers that BJ and the growing resistance movement will have to face. Oppression is also about undermining the very fundamentals of freedom. “The Nazis want to make their rule palatable to the American mindset, so they slowly dial up the oppression until it’s too late for any resistance to form,” says Creative Director Jens Matthies. “There are many, many steps to this. America is already formally a part of Germany, but they want to culturally make it a part of Germany too. They will switch the language to German and subvert all of the American symbols. All of these things are done to demonize the free America and glorify the Nazi ideology and German culture.”
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus is expected to release on October 27th, 2017.
Dave Bricker
Written by Dave Bricker
Outside of gaming, I work and live in Albuquerque, New Mexico. I work as an air traffic controller for the US government. I have three graduate degrees (two masters and a PhD) and a boatload of tattoos (sleeves on both arms in progress). I have two daughters who also have my love of video games. My wife is a Pokemon Go player.