While most publishers are smothering us with the ‘games as a service’ approach, Bethesda keeps doing what they’re doing. Delivering quality single-player games. DOOM. Dishonored 2. Prey. Now it’s MachineGames’ turn with Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus.

Anyone who played Wolfenstein: The New Order knows the franchise couldn’t be in better hands. And with Mick Gordon handling the soundtrack (along with Martin Stig Andersen), The New Colossus will sound as good as it plays.

Today, Bethesda dropped the launch trailer for BJ Blazkowicz’s rampage to retake America from the “fascist, Nazi pigs,” as BJ so eloquently puts it.

Damn, that gunplay looks so good. It also sounds like we’re getting another small taste of the music coming next Friday.

If you’re hungry for just gameplay and more Mick Gordon music, check out 22-minutes of developer gameplay below.

If Bethesda’s marketing doesn’t sell you on the game, that gameplay will.

If there is one thing working against Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus, it’s the price. $60 might be a bit much for some folks. Especially for a single-player FPS. But Bethesda and MachineGames aren’t in the business of making five hour long games.

Wolfenstein: The New Order takes about 12 hours to beat on average. And that’s if you just blitz through the main story without looking for any secrets along the way.

The prequel to The New Order, The Old Blood, was priced at $20 and takes about six hours to beat.

Based on that, we should see a story that lasts 9-12 hours in Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus. Depending on how you play. Anything less and it becomes a harder sell at the $60 price point. I’m buying it regardless. Gameplay is king and MachineGames is one of the best in the business at crafting a shooter.

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus is coming out on October 27, 2017. Yep, the same day as Mario Odyssey and Assassin’s Creed: Origins. A weekend filled with what could be three outstanding games.


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