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Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus trailer asks, 'Do Nazis like strawberry milkshakes?'

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Two weeks ago, Bethesda released a trailer for Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus in which only three Nazis died—five, if you count the Nazi robots. That's pretty remarkable for a game that's all about shooting Nazis. But today's trailer, "Strawberry Milkshake," takes that pseudo-pacifist approach one step further: Nobody dies!   

Well, okay, one guy probably dies off-camera, and that no doubt leads to a whole bunch more guys dying when they come to put a stop to the Blazko-shenanigans. The man is carrying an atomic bomb, after all, so clearly somebody is going to get the business. But this trailer is all about setting the mood, and it does so very nicely. It's a fun twist  on the train ride encounter with Frau Engel, which—spoiler ahead—ends, after a few tense minutes, with a peaceful "auf wiedersehen." This chat looks like it's headed to the same place, but that kind of luck can't hold out forever.

Wolfenstein: The New Order was an outstanding shooter in large part because of its unforgettable characters and surprisingly excellent story, and by all appearances The New Colossus is on track to do the same. Definitely looking forward to getting my hands on it. It's scheduled for release on October 27. 

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.