The new Wolfenstein II trailer asks: what if Batman, but a Nazi?


Update, August 30: MachineGames have dropped another spoof trailer for Wolfenstein II detailing American life under Nazi rule. This time, superheroes are getting the Third Reich makeover.

Following on from their Nazi sitcom trailer a couple of weeks ago, MachineGames have released another spoof. The animated trailer is for Blitzmensch, a live-action serial that seems to owe a lot to Adam West’s 1960s Batman.

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Blitzmensch, or Lightning Man, used to be the very aryan Dina Goldwitzer, an Olympic decathlete turned transatlantic zeppelin pilot. However, that was before he was struck by lightning on a routine flight, and was turned into the hero the new world order deserved.

The trailer sees Blitzmensch take on a bunch of villains based on American stereotypes. Freedom seems to be a pretty major theme here, with villains based on the pilgrims, the Statue of Liberty, and the Liberty Bell. A buff, topless version of Uncle Sam shows up, as does the Illegal Eagle, who goes on to star in this particular episode.

The comparisons to the 1966 Batman serial’s opening credits are quite striking, even if Robin has been replaced with a Doberman. There are even plenty of German takes on the POWs and ZAPs that Batman popularised over 50 years ago, including my personal favourite, Doppelzapp!

There also happens to be some Wolfenstein II footage squeezed into the final moments of the trailer, but that’s definitely less entertaining than a lightning-powered Nazi superhero.

Original story, August 9:The latest trailer for Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus has landed, and with it a very important lesson: if your brother is a Nazi, don’t try and keep secrets from him. Or else.

Alongside the neat Nazi-ish sitcom parody, the trailer shows more of what we all expect from Wolfenstein, with lots of shooting, blood, and Swastika-laden mechs. You know, same old, same old when you’re BJ Blazkowicz.

The end also shows a little bit of art for the season pass DLC, dubbed The Freedom Chronicles. Details and footage of this are slim at the moment, but we do know it’ll be a four-part episodic series featuring characters other than BJ taking the fight to the Fuhrer right across the United States.

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus launches on October 27. If you want more information, here’s everything we know about it so far.