The Art of Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus is an upcoming deep dive on the production design of MachineGames’ upcoming shooter, and publisher Dark Horse Books was kind enough to send over some big, shiny previews.
First we get a look inside Eva’s Hammer— the massive German U-Boat commandeered by B.J. Blazkowicz and the Kreisau Circle during the events of Wolfenstein: The New Order. The hijacked submarine will be the the resistance’s base this time around. The steely corridors and and chambers aren’t particularly homey, but warm lighting helps a bit.
BJ’s mission to rebuild the American resistance will bring him to New Orleans, where the Nazis have walled off a portion of the city to purge the dissidents within. Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus marks the rebooted franchise’s first mission in America, and the art team seems to have taken time to develop a period and region-appropriate style for the city before burning it down.
The streets and warehouses of the besieged city are littered with burned out street cars and multi-tiered shanty houses, making for a pretty dynamic battlefield.
Finally, we see Wolfenstein 2’s bleak take on New York City. The nuclear bombing of New York was referenced in the previous title, but this is the first time we’ve seen the destruction firsthand. Buildings and cars have melted together to create an alien hellscape that only subtly hints at the city it used to be.
We don’t know why B.J. and friends will be venturing into the ruins of New York City, but we expect to learn more when the game launches on Oct. 27. The Art of Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus hits booksellers on Nov. 21.