Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus – Liesel Video
A cheeseburger and milkshake at an all-American diner. A peppy parade down small-town Main Street. A sepia-toned sitcom or Technicolor TV gameshow. Few things capture the spirit of mid-century America like these do. But what happens when the Nazis win World War II and spread their evil regime across the globe, including America itself? That’s exactly the situation BJ Blazkowicz finds himself in when Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus begins. And while we’re shown a vision of 1960s America that’s being crushed under the heavy thumb of Nazi oppression, this is still America, which means we’ll see all of the above… but subtly (and sometimes grossly) subverted by Nazi totalitarianism.
As part of the world-building in The New Colossus, Bethesda Softworks partnered with MachineGames to produce a series of videos showcasing the type of TV programming you’d find in Wolfenstein’s version of America. These videos – many of which are riffs on popular TV shows from the ’50s and ’60s – appear in smaller snippets throughout the game. We’ll be releasing the full versions of these videos during the next few months to give you a taste of what could happen if the Nazis actually won the war and started to spread their propaganda through pop culture.
Watch the first video right now, starring everyone’s favorite gargantuan flame-spewing robotic canine.
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 releases on October 27, 2017, on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. Announced at E3 2017, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus received four nominations from the official Game Critics Awards (including Best of Show) and won Best Action Game.
For more Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, check out these videos and features:
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus – Gunning for Freedom
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus – America Under Siege
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus Revealed
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus Collector’s Edition