German stance on Nazi iconography in games softens

Germany has always been very severe against anything related to nazi iconography in video games. So the developers of the Wolfenstein games had to release some special versions of their games where the nazi symbols were replaced by some neutral symbols, and any reference to Hitler removed.

These rules didn’t apply to movies, where the rules were far less strict than for video games. But the German games regulation organization (USK) has announced that video games will now be authorized to represent such symbols after an analysis of each game, and how these symbols are used – for some artistic purposes like Wolfenstein.

You can read more details about this on MCV, or on this blog post of the German game developers association.

Here is a comparison of the regular and censored versions of Wolfenstein: The New Order by Eurogamer:

Wolfenstein: Youngblood officially announced!

During its conference at E3, Bethesda officially announced the new standalone game based on Wolfenstein 2, called Wolfenstein: Youngblood, that will be released in 2019.

This game from MachineGames will take place in 1980 in Paris, with the 2 twin daughters of BJ Blazkowicz as heroes of a game that you can play either alone or in coop. As seen in the trailer, the blond one seems to be the melee combat expert, while the brown-haired one seems to be a long-range fighter, and both wear the super suit created by Caroline Becker.