The international version of Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus is banned in Germany for its Nazi imagery.
The following disclaimer is located at the bottom of the reveal trailer for the game:
Please be advised that the international (non-German language) versions of “Wolfenstein® 2: The New Colossus” (the “Game”) includes Nazi-related symbols and content – as a result, the sale, import, export, or distribution of the international versions of the Game and its related images and assets to and in Germany is strictly forbidden by German law, and would be, among other statutory violations, a criminal offence which may result in a financial penalty or imprisonment. Any person involved and/or responsible for such violation may be prosecuted and sentenced, including officers and employees of companies involved. On the basis of legal advice and industry standard practice, ZeniMax are also not making such images or assets available to Austria
Note that the ban only refers to the “international (non-German language)” version of the game, meaning that a German version could still happen and be sold in Germany.
That was the case for the previous game, Wolfenstein: The New Order, which removed references to Nazis. Changes include calling the Nazis “The Regime,” emblem replacements, other dialogue changes, and more.
1992’s Wolfenstein 3D was also banned in Germany for it’s Nazi imagery as well as its opening theme which is a MIDI version of the Nazi Party anthem, Horst Wessel Lied. According to YouTube Channel DidYouKnowGaming?, although it couldn’t be sold in German stores, the game was distributed online through bulletin board systems (BBS). German players even referred to the game by a secret code name, Hundefelsen 4C, which roughly translates to “Hound Rock.” Wolfenstein translates to “Wolf Stone.”
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus is the sequel to Wolfenstein: The New Order and Wolfenstein: The Old Blood. The game has you blasting Nazis in a Nazi-controlled version of 1960’s America with a collection of weapons and abilities.
The game will be released on October 27, 2017 for Xbox One, PS4, and PC.
Bethesda revealed many other games during its E3 press conference this year, including VR versions of Doom (2016) and Fallout 4 as well as The Evil Within 2. Bethesda also announced the Creation Club, where they work with external partners and creators to create new content for Skyrim and Fallout 4.