Watch BJ kill Nazis from a wheelchair in a new Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus video

Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus opens with BJ Blazkowicz in even worse shape than he was in at the beginning of The New Order. That's presumably the result of the conclusion of that game (major spoilers through that link, by the way), which as Bethesda's Gary Steinman notes in this "Can't Stop, Won't Stop" video left players uncertain as to whether BJ survived the experience. 

Obviously he did, but in the opening segment of Wolfenstein 2 he's confined to a wheelchair. Fortunately, his arms are still working okay, so he can still do his thing with the guns. And it's not as though he's immobilized: He just has to go about his business a little differently. 

"I think the key for us was allowing the player basically the same freedom as when you are on your feet, so you can basically have full movement even though you are in the wheelchair," executive producer Jerk Gustafsson says in the video. 

"And I love that aspect of BJ's personality as well," creative director Jens Matthies adds. "Because he is, essentially, totally physically broken at this point, but there is nothing that will stand in his way of killing Nazis." 

"He gets things done," Gustafsson says. "As long as there are Nazis in the world, BJ will keep busy." 

Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus is set for release on October 27. We've got a couple of recent hands-on preview for you in the meantime: "My Favorite Bits" and "Punishing But Cathartic."

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.