For those of you who missed it, Bethesda released a new 8-minute long trailer at E3 for their newest Wolfenstein title, The New Colossus, and it was freakin’ awesome. Check it out:
As you can tell by the trailer above, the premise of the newest Wolfenstein is the same as its predecessors- kill Nazis, save the world. However, past games were set in WWII- Wolfenstein: The New Colossus is set in Nazi-occupied America in an alternate timeline where the Axis powers win WWII.
As cool as this concept is, there are some people who are very upset about the ideas behind the new Wolfenstein. A group known as the alt-right has called the game “racist towards white people” because the game is all about freeing America from the Nazi regime- and Nazis just so happen to be white. 4Chan and reddit have been alight with the fury of the alt-right since the release of the trailer.
There’s a single part of the trailer that the alt-right is most upset about is a short clip where a black woman (who happens to be a leader in the anti-Nazi, pro-America resistance movement) calls the protagonist a “white boy”.
All I have to say on the matter is that it’s just a game- and on top of that, it’s not like gamers haven’t been killing Nazis in games for almost as long as videogames have existed.