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Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus is available now for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. A Collector's Edition is also available. Day One Patch will give PS4 players a 1440p P resolution and 60 FPS.

Bethesda Softworks today announced that Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus is available for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.

The game was developed by the team at MachineGames, and sees BJ “Terror-Billy” Blazkowicz uniting a "rag-tag group of resistance fighters all striving toward one common goal: kicking Nazis out of America" says the press release.

"The Wolfenstein franchise is all about over-the-top action, combat and storytelling," said Jens Matthies, Creative Director at MachineGames. "With The New Colossus, we pushed our creative boundaries even further, and we can’t wait for players to finally experience the next chapter of this wild ride." 

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"Wolfenstein II sends players to Nazi-controlled America on a mission to recruit the boldest resistance leaders left. Players will fight the Nazis in iconic locations such as small-town Roswell, New Mexico, quarantined New Orleans, and a post-nuclear Manhattan. Armed with an impressive arsenal of fully upgradeable retro sci-fi weaponry, including the all-new Dieselkraftwerk, players can unleash new abilities to blast through legions of advanced Nazi soldiers and über soldiers in this definitive first-person shooter." explains the "about the game" portion of the press release.

The Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus Collector's Edition is also available. The Collector's Edition includes a 1/6 scale 12-inch action figure of the game's Nazi-killin' hero William Joseph "BJ" Blazkowicz, packaged in a 960s-style box.

BJ comes fully equipped with an arsenal of accessories including four high-powered guns, a hatchet, and his bomber jacket. This limited Collector's Edition also includes the eagerly awaited game inside an exclusive metal case, and a 9"x14" Blitzmensch poster.

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Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus' launch details speak of a Day One Patch. The patch will give PS4 players a 1440p P resolution and 60 FPS. According to Bethesda: "The Day One Patch includes a wide range of optimizations, so we highly encourage everyone to download and apply the update prior to playing the game. We anticipate the Day One Patch being approximately 5GB in size."

Comment from discussion 5gb day one patch?.

Maybe a patch for the PC version of the game is also in order. The early reviews agree that the game is a first person shooter first and foremost, for better and for worse. Blazkowicz shows up just in time for the action to start and shoots his bloody way through a horde of Nazis. Also, the action stays its same shooty self no matter the backdrop. 

While it's true that you end up mostly fighting in corridors, people who played it agree that The New Colossus awards exploration - be it of your surroundings or the different ways to end a Nazi's life. In the off minutes you can explore your base and get to know your allies who lie on the grey side of morality. The world of Wolfenstein II seems to be one filled with human emotions and relationships that'll make everyone cry, laugh, and cringe. Possibly at the same time.

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The weapons are now upgradeable in ways that give them specialisations such as scopes, silencers, extended magazines or other attachments. Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus offers a bunch of replayability options. The reviewers speak of many different collectibles that add details to the world. There is also an entire separate timeline to play, which might be familiar to the returning fans. No save file needed, you just load up the game and make a different choice at the beginning. This swaps out one character for another and gives you a couple of new weapons.

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus has a 87 Metacsore and 6,5 User Score on Metacritic

Take notes though, some PC players are having issues running the game on their rigs:

Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus is out now for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC  (via Steam) for £39.99.