A new Wolfenstein was teased at Bethesda's BE3 show

The one big Bethesda franchise that didn't get any love at its pre-E3 conference is Wolfenstein. Or did it? Why, yes. Yes, it did. 

The event kicked off with an old DOS-style screen, with a listing of directories like Keen, Wolf3D, New_Order, Old_Blood, Doom, and so forth—basically a litany of id Software's history. But stuck in the middle was something called New_Colossus. It wasn't mentioned at any point during the show, but New Colossus, as the Wolfenstein Wiki tells us, is the famous sonnet written in 1883 and quoted, in part, by Wolfenstein hero BJ Blazkowicz during the heart-wrenching finale of The New Order.   

“A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
Mother of Exiles.   

Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me.” 

It's not much to go on, but it's a heck of a tease. We'll keep our eyes peeled for more over the course of E3.

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.