One of the most highly-anticipated games from E3 2017 was Bethesda’s Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, the follow up to The New Order. The upcoming game, which sees the return of protagonist B.J. Blazkowicz in Nazi-occupied United States, is set to release in October, but according to creative director Jens Matthies, there may be another Wolfenstein in the works.
Appearing on Giant Bomb’s E3 live show, Matthies was asked about Mecha-Hitler, the robotic Nazi leader from the previous games. Answering the question, Matthies said he hoped the new Wolfenstein series could be done in three parts, hinting that we may see the antagonist make a return later. “We always envisioned this as a trilogy,” he said. “If we get to make the third one — once we introduce Mecha-Hitler, you can’t go up from there.”
Releasing on Oct. 27, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus takes place in 1961 and follows protagonist B.J. Blazkowicz who is fighting in the United States to help the American resistance. Set in the same timeline that featured the Nazis winning World War II, the trailer features Blazkowicz waking up in a hospital bed.
According to Bethesda, B.J. is not just fighting Nazis, but must also rebuild himself. “After barely surviving the assassination of Nazi General Deathshead at the end of Wolfenstein: The New Order, B.J. begins his exhilarating adventure while still recovering from his extensive injuries. Bloody but unbowed, he soon finds himself fully restored and stronger than ever,” said Bethesda.
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus will be out on Oct. 27, 2017 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.