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Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus’ first level has B.J. fending off Nazis from a wheelchair

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Update: Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus opens with B.J. Blazkowicz rising from a hospital bed after a failed assassination attempt. The eagle-eyed among you may have noticed he’s in a wheelchair at the start. You’ll actually control him from the chair, it turns out.

In an interview with Geoff Keighley, the developers spoke about some of the finer details. One of them was how you begin the game in a wheelchair and you fend off Nazis while dual-wielding guns and wheeling yourself about. 

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Elsewhere, we also learn that the game is running on a new engine, this time based on id Tech 6. This has led to a “huge push on the first-person immersive model,” so expect to be completely sucked into B.J.’s horrible world. You’ll have legs and everything – you won’t just be a pair of floating hands with guns attached to them.

Just like last time, it’ll be single-player only, so the developers are putting everything into the story. Don’t expect a tacked-on multiplayer mode.

Original: Wolfenstein: The New Colossus has been officially revealed, after teases that stretch back as much as a year. See the new part-live-action trailer, in which a giant robot dog smashes up a car, above.

Stick with it, because there’s some in-game footage a couple of minutes in. We see B.J. Blazkowicz returning, awaking in a hospital bed.

America is completely overrun by Nazis and KKK members walk the streets. It’s not looking like the best place to live, basically.

“Set in America in 1961, The New Colossus will take BJ (dubbed “Terror-Billy” by the Nazis) from post-nuclear Manhattan to small-town Roswell to the bayous and boulevards of New Orleans and beyond, as he leads the Resistance against the Nazi occupation of his beloved country,” according to the official blurb.

It’s not all grim, though – the trailer has plenty of the series’ trademark humour. The characters are full of personality, to say the least.

As trailers go, it’s a weird one, blending live-action, gameplay, and cutscenes. It’s very violent, and it’s due for release on October 27.