Was Wolfenstein II accidentally leaked on Amazon?
According to some screenshots posted on Neogaf, it may have been. A new Wolfenstein game was apparently listed for the PS4, Xbox One and PC on Amazon.de, but was taken down quickly. The de-listed links now lead to a 404 page.
The game was titled Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, with an October 27th, 2017 release date. Bethesda, of course, is listed as the publisher with it likely being Machine Games reprising their role as the developer.
Wolfenstein II was teased at E3 last year, in a throwaway scene during the Bethesda E3 presentation, also titled The New Colossus there but with no release date shown.
The names are consistent with the very meager information given on Wolfenstein II, so it is possible that the game was listed before the announcement. The question now is will Bethesda show off Wolfenstein II during their conference at E3 this year?
Quick TakeHonestly, smart money is yes, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus will be a major showcase for Bethesda this year. The massive success of the past few revival titles by Bethesda, notably Doom and The New Order, are major hype machines for the company. Barring any announcement for Elder Scrolls, Wolfenstein II is the only mystery announcement to make this year for the company as well, which will likely be dominated by Quake Champions.
What will be curious is what The New Colossus actually represents in the title. Will we be fighting giant Nazi robots? Will we see the continuing fight of BJ Blazkowicz as well, or is his fight against the Nazi's done? There are a lot of questions here that only Bethesda can answer. As for the rumor, considering the massive media blitz going on now for E3, even if it's not true, the game is likely going to be announced anyway, so it might be a moot point. If you want to know more about this and other announcements happening at E3 then be sure to check out our E3 2017 Coverage Hub.
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