Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus released to universal acclaim, hero confirmed as Jewish

  • 27/10/2017

Today the latest Wolfenstein game is released in New Zealand with the seal of approval from international critics.

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus currently has a rating of 90 on Metacritic, which categorises the first-person shooter as having achieved "universal acclaim".

The game has faced a backlash from the alt-right movement, with its white supremacist members upset over their Nazi and Ku Klux Klan heroes being portrayed as bad guys.

In addition to the New Colossus' inclusion of a black female character as a prominent member of the Resistance, the alt-right is sure to be devastated by confirmation that the game's protagonist is of Jewish descent.

BJ Blazkowicz was debuted in the iconic 1992 Wolfenstein 3D, at a time when Nazis were widely considered as evil in America. He has since been the main character in every release of the hit series.

His creators, John Carmack and Tom Hall, confirmed that he is at least part Jewish - but they didn't make a big deal about it, presumably not considering that anti-Semitism would see the surge in popularity it has recently.

It's rare for a first-person shooter to be released as a single player only game these days, but The New Colossus is being praised in reviews as a masterpiece of the genre with a well-constructed story.

Meanwhile, Twitter and commenters on the game's Steam discussion boards continue to attack the game for demonising the Third Reich, which rules America in the alternate-timeline setting that had Hitler win World War II.

Alt-right upset over Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus.

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus is released on October 27 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC, with a Nintendo Switch version to be released later.


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