Gotta Love Wolfenstein II’s Strongly Anti-Nazi, Pro-Nazi-Punching Stance

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The main thing Wolfenstein hinges on is fighting Nazis, so you’d think it wouldn’t be such a surprise for the newest game in the franchise to take a strong anti-Nazi stance. Then again, you might also think that being strongly anti-Nazi would be implicit enough not to have to be a “stance” in 2017, so here we are.

Not only does the above tweet, an ad for the upcoming Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, make not-s0-subtle reference to the recent “is it OK to punch a Nazi?” debate concern trolling, but “there is only one side” is a pretty clear reference to Donald Trump’s “many sides” excuses for the actions of his white supremacist/neo-Nazi fans. But wait! That’s not all, as some dialogue slipped into the game contains some familiar talking points:

And the ad seems to have had exactly the intended effect:

… on many sides:

(image: Bethesda Softworks)

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