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No Hitler in the new Wolfenstein

No Hitler in the new Wolfenstein

id Software has confirmed that Hitler will not be appearing in the new Wolfenstein game.

The original Wolfenstein 3D was in a bit of a different age to the one we live in now - one where it was considered mostly OK to have a massive robotic Hitler wielding four miniguns as the end-game boss. Nowadays such things would be frowned on.

As such id Software has announced that in the latest Wolfenstein game, there will not be a Hitler boss character. Nazis, sure, but no Hitler. It isn't for the reasons above though id Software's art director Kevin Cloud cares nothing for the tastes and trends of society, he's just saving Hitler for use in the sequel.

"No, he's [Hitler's] not in our game. We've got to save something for future Wolfensteins," said Kevin in an interview with Eurogamer.

"That's one of the cool things again about the Wolfenstein universe: we go back and we pull some of these things from real history and spin this what-if story for some of it, and some of it just kind of blows out."

Kevin then went on to drop a few hints about the plot for the new Wolfenstein, introducing the Kreisau Circle as allies of the player.

"The Kreisau Circle originally is more of a group of aristocrats working behind the scenes in hopes to overthrow Hitler. Here, they're gun-toting resistance forces fighting on the streets. But it's kind of nice to take those elements, have a framework of reality, and build it out."

Are you disappointed that Hitler won't be appearing in the new game, or just disappointed that the series hasn't moved in a radically different direction? Let us know your thoughts in the forums.

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liratheal 8th August 2008, 09:59 Quote
:(

Just because Hitler was a douche and is now dead they won't put him in a game?

Discrimination I say! There should at least be a 'ghost of Hitler' or something. Or.. Not >.>

However, upside, new Wolfenstein!
sotu1 8th August 2008, 10:07 Quote
and how do you propose we kill a ghost liratheal?! where's your sense of game development boi?!
steveo_mcg 8th August 2008, 10:14 Quote
I see a crossover Ghostbusters V's Wolfenstein...
liratheal 8th August 2008, 10:14 Quote
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Originally Posted by sotu1
and how do you propose we kill a ghost liratheal?! where's your sense of game development boi?!

Call the Ghost busters, duh :p

Though, they're not out until some undetermined date in the future.. This could get tricky.
The Infamous Mr D 8th August 2008, 10:17 Quote
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and how do you propose we kill a ghost liratheal?! where's your sense of game development boi?!

Proton pack? Duh :)
Timmy_the_tortoise 8th August 2008, 12:46 Quote
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Originally Posted by sotu1
and how do you propose we kill a ghost liratheal?! where's your sense of game development boi?!

Proton pack? Duh :)

I'd scare it to death.
naokaji 8th August 2008, 13:20 Quote
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Originally Posted by CardJoe
http://www.bit-tech.net/news/2008/08/08/no-hitler-in-the-new-wolfenstein/1

id software has confirmed that the new Wolfenstein game will feature Nazis, but no Hitler.

Is it just me or does that somehow imply that they dont want the story to end to leave room for sequels?
Brooxy 8th August 2008, 13:23 Quote
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Originally Posted by naokaji
Is it just me or does that somehow imply that they dont want the story to end to leave room for sequels?
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Originally Posted by The Article
art director Kevin Cloud cares nothing for the tastes and trends of society, he's just saving Hitler for use in the sequel.

Seems pretty clear from the article.

Also, does Godwins Law still apply, when the article is about Hitler?
naokaji 8th August 2008, 13:25 Quote
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Originally Posted by Brooxy
Seems pretty clear from the article.

Also, does Godwins Law still apply, when the article is about Hitler?

should have read the article instead of hitting reply in forum directly, *proceeds to slap self*
TreeDude 8th August 2008, 13:48 Quote
Doesn't really matter to me if Hitler is in it or not. I am just happy we are getting another Wolfenstein game. I had some good times with RTCW on the Xbox.
scarrmrcc 8th August 2008, 14:18 Quote
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Originally Posted by liratheal
:(

Just because Hitler was a douche and is now dead they won't put him in a game?

Discrimination I say! There should at least be a 'ghost of Hitler' or something. Or.. Not >.>

However, upside, new Wolfenstein!


what id you not bother to read the article?
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art director Kevin Cloud cares nothing for the tastes and trends of society, he's just saving Hitler for use in the sequel.
UrbanMarine 8th August 2008, 18:28 Quote
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Originally Posted by TreeDude
Doesn't really matter to me if Hitler is in it or not. I am just happy we are getting another Wolfenstein game. I had some good times with RTCW on the Xbox.

I agree, but it would be interesting to see how they use Hitler in the sequel. Maybe he'll be like G-Man from HL.
rhuitron 9th August 2008, 08:40 Quote
So maybe an Bin Laden? Or Maybe a Saddam?
Mr_Sinister 9th August 2008, 14:15 Quote
Hitler or no Hitler Wolfenstein ROCKS!
Huxen5 9th August 2008, 17:00 Quote
I think there should be a 20 foot tall hitler firing nukes out of his arms and u-boats out of his a*se
Veles 10th August 2008, 11:47 Quote
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Originally Posted by liratheal
Just because Hitler was a douche and is now dead they won't put him in a game?

Because Hitler was alive when they made the first game?
Bionic-Blob 10th August 2008, 14:41 Quote
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Originally Posted by Veles
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Originally Posted by liratheal
Just because Hitler was a douche and is now dead they won't put him in a game?

Because Hitler was alive when they made the first game?

yeh, jesus. don't you know how old wolfenstein 3d was?

/sarcasm
Xir 11th August 2008, 08:52 Quote
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Originally Posted by Bionic-Blob
yeh, jesus. don't you know how old wolfenstein 3d was?

/sarcasm


Correct...it ran on a Zuse Z3 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zuse_Z3 and was developed during hitlers lifetime...they just had to wait 45 (how appropriate) years for the first VGA display to arrive...

:D
liratheal 11th August 2008, 09:51 Quote
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Originally Posted by scarrmrcc
what id you not bother to read the article?

I'm not sure what part of my post gave you the impression I was even remotely serious..
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Originally Posted by Veles
Because Hitler was alive when they made the first game?

I'd have loved to have seen that. Hitler in the 1980's would have been hilarious. He'd probably be in leopard print and a black vest, maybe with a faded red bandanna. Maybe in a band as the drummer or the bassist. He might have pulled off vocalist if he worked on singing rather than shouting, since he was a pretty good orator.
Bauul 11th August 2008, 10:57 Quote
Well they had Himler in the first game, it's not like they're shying away from genuine Nazi figures.

But I would pay to see a boss Hitler firing U-Boats out of his arse.
liratheal 11th August 2008, 11:05 Quote
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Originally Posted by Bauul
Well they had Himler in the first game, it's not like they're shying away from genuine Nazi figures.

But I would pay to see a boss Hitler firing U-Boats out of his arse.

Sounds like the start of WolfenMMO!
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