Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus’ gamers to an alternate dimension wherein the SS (Schutzstaffel) of Adolf Hitler takes over America after the Nazis emerged victorious during WWII. However, what fans of ‘Wolfenstein II’ don’t really know is that this video game may be actually more than what it seems to be.

A very timely game

The violence in Charlottesville, Virginia is among the social issues that may be found in ‘Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus’ and in some upcoming Video Games. Gamers may find these video games utterly timely.

Designed by Swedish-based Machine Games, ‘Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus’ is among the much-awaited and popular 2017 video games, allowing gamers to exterminate the SS army.

The game has been regarded as everyone’s favorite pastime.

There is really nothing new about the SS army being the villains. The Nazis were actually in the 1960s USA in which the Nazi flag was pompously draped along the city's streets. The streets were also filled with Nazi soldiers who were seen fraternizing with Ku Klux Klan (KKK) members wearing white robes.

‘Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus’ features not-your-typical Second World War background. The game also hits close to home for gamers. Eric Weiss, a Toronto-based video games editor for pop culture site Dork Shelf, said that "The fact that there is an overlap between Wolfenstein II and reality is absolutely horrifying to me, especially as a Jewish person."

Radicals and extremists are present right here at home Weiss added.

And these extremists and radicals are on the streets, advancing their agenda to exert control over small-town America. Putting an end to all this is the message of the game according to Weiss.

Radicals and extremists are present right here at home Weiss added. And these extremists and radicals are on the streets, advancing their agenda to exert control over small-town America.

Putting an end to all this is the message of the game according to Weiss.

Weiss believed that the game is, in fact, a necessary reminder not only to gamers but to all who wish to fight evil with good. For the game to deal with such charged political themes is indeed a good thing, “even those that depict the villains as outlandish caricatures,” Weiss added.

Creating escapism

The developers of ‘Wolfenstein II’ assert that the similarities of the video game with the rising voice of US white nationalists were not actually done on purpose. Pete Hines, VP of marketing and PR at Bethesda Softworks, said that "the franchise has never been about trying to portray modern events or make a statement about current political events." But for some gamers, it breathes reality and will remain that way.

But for Weiss, the game’s trailer itself does create a very strong point about the US's current political climate, regardless of being intentional or not. The game will be out in the market on October 27 this year PC Games reported.

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