E3 2017 is in full swing and one of the first major reveals may have just been leaked via an Amazon listing. The game in question is Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, which was up on the retail website before quickly being taken down. Thankfully, NeoGAF user Chadskin managed to nab a screenshot of the item page that shows both the name and some limited details regarding this title.
One bit of information is that there will be a collectors edition of this title, but that is to be expected given how Bethesda typically goes rather big for their more expensive versions of their games. The name itself is also interesting as it suggests a continuation of the last Wolfenstein game that released back 2014. However, for the Nazi slaying faithful this shouldn’t come as much of a surprise since Brian Bloom, the voice actor for protagonist B.J. Blazkowicz, teased the second installment in this series during an interview with Two Left Sticks.
Here’s what he said:
If you look at Bethesda’s E3 2016 lineup there was a title hinted at in a cool way. It sparked a bit of wildfire. That subtle, very simple DOS language, going through the titles. Perhaps we’re working on that as we speak.
What Bloom is referring to is the Bethesda startup screen during last year’s E3 that showed a title named “The New Colossus.” This name was even listed under The New Order and The Old Blood which are the titles of the last Wolfenstein and its respective expansion.
The chances of Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus being real is further increased by a photo released some time back by developer Bethesda that showcased all of their upcoming E3 2017 titles. Designed as a theme park, multiple areas were clearly made to look like various titles the company owns such as DOOM, Fallout 4, and Prey. Two areas were locked off and labeled under construction, so it’s possible one of these areas is Wolfenstein II. There is still no word on what the second hidden area could be, so it’s possible that a new IP could pop up tomorrow.
We won’t fully know the truth until Bethesda’s press conference which is scheduled for Sunday, June 11 at 9:00 p.m. PST / 12:00 a.m. EST.