E3 2017: Wolfenstein 2 announced, slick cinematic trailer shown

Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus’s reveal trailer was showcased at Bethesda’s E3 conference – just in case you’ve missed the news (I don’t blame you, there’s a lot going on this week)…

MachineGame’s The New Colossus has been announced with a release date of the 27th October for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

The game takes place in a parallel world, one in which the Nazis have won and have occupied America – it’s set in 1961. B.J. Blazkowicz returns once more as the resistance fighter that’s got to recruit other members and overthrow the Nazis, (everyone loves a badass).

Here’s Bethesda’s official blurb:

Your assassination of Nazi General Deathshead was a short-lived victory. Despite the setback, the Nazis maintain their stranglehold on the world. You are BJ Blazkowicz, aka “Terror-Billy,” member of the Resistance, scourge of the Nazi empire, and humanity’s last hope for liberty. Only you have the guts, guns, and gumption to return stateside, kill every Nazi in sight, and spark the second American Revolution. Equip an arsenal of badass guns, and unleash new abilities to blast your way through legions of advanced Nazi soldiers, cyborgs, and über soldiers in this definitive first-person shooter.

The story nods to The Man in The High Castle and to some extent 11.22.63 – you could easily mistake the trailer for an S-tier TV show (I would argue, like others have, that games are the future of storytelling).

I’m excited about the game, and truth be told I’ve never played any of the Wolfenstein series. Are you hyped about the reveal trailer and the soonish release date?

Let us know in the comments below!

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Taster: Prey – The Opening Hour Demo

Highly anticipated, reworked and reimagined, Prey hits stores at the end of this week, but not before the combined forces of Arkane Studios and Bethesda Softworks has a chance to lay an hour or so’s worth of gameplay on you first.

The sci-fi/horror game has you in the grips of an alien species known as the Typhon while trapped aboard the US space station and former Typhon prison, Talos I. Creating your own path to play the game by finding new solutions to various encounters, Prey pops you with a few interesting elements and a lot of violent, sudden alien attacks coordinating with a vigorous soundtrack.

Your apartment room in the not too distant future. You awake from your bed to a phone call from a man by the name of Alex Yu, eager to get you started working and thanking you for taking the job. Free to explore the confines of your studio, there’s a few articles and clippings to read for extra story before putting on your work outfit and heading up to the rooftop where your helicopter ride awaits. Flying over the gorgeous city and near-by bay, Arkane Studios shows off its impressive graphics and scenery.

Arriving at a testing facility atop a towering skyscraper, you’re required to complete several simple tasks in various rooms while doctor’s observe you, followed by a short questionnaire, all of which determine your style of play through your campaign. Doctor’s clambering about unknowing issues, you, not entirely sure what’s going on, witness a sudden alien attack, abruptly ending your visual examination. Left unconscious, you awake back in what seems to be your apartment, on the same day as before.

Starting with a wrench, you mercilessly smash quick-moving four-legged, spider-like Typhon’s now roaming the abandoned testing facility, which in a strange turn of events turns out to be where your apartment is located. Smashing through windows making your way to hopefully some answers, eventually you stumble upon a goo gun. Helping to freeze the agile aliens in place, you then pull out the trusty wrench and smash away.

Along with standard weapons such as pistols and shotguns and unique weapons like the goo gun, there’s also the Neuromods. Re-wiring your brain to give you enhanced abilities and new medical upgrades, Neuromods are found throughout the game in random scavenging and often as rewards for various quests. Working as the game’s skill tree, Neuromods gives you a good list of abilities to improve skills later in the game.

All through the demo, you’ll find yourself up against plenty of crawling Typhons and a short glimpse of a much more threatening enemy. Unlocking the secrets of this dreaded space station and the story that unfolds before you is sure to be filled with tense moments and thrilling encounters.

The hour-long experience leaves you empty-handed with a lot of questions unanswered but with the full release right around the corner, Prey is gearing up to reveal everything you’ve been anxious to learn about the 2006 reboot.

Prey – Talos I trailer: “The aliens aren’t the only threat, the space station is too”

Bethesda has released a new video for Prey that explores the hazardous space station called Talos 1.

Taken over by ‘aliens’, Talos 1 is the key setting for the first-person horror game that launches May 5th on PS4, Xbox One and PC. In space no one can hear you… Yeah, you know the rest.

Evil corporations in space though? Sounds familiar. Check out the video below.