Players are flipping out over this very controversial scene in a new video game 5 years ago

Players are flipping out over this very controversial scene in a new video game

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus came out on Friday, but it has been making controversy waves for months now.

Ever since the first trailer dropped, which showed the United States Of Germany being run by a mix of Nazis up the North, the KKK down the South, and anyone trying to oppose this regime being labelled as terrorists, it felt like it may have been hitting a little too closely to home for some.


Especially since the tagline for the game upon release was "Make America Nazi-Free Again". Yikes.

But in a game that already features some heavy anti-black and anti-Jew language and violence, the part that has everybody talking is the scene in which you audition for Adolf Hitler himself to play a character in a movie he wants produced for his amusement.

Spoilers in the clip below, obviously.


Clip via Gamer's Little Playground

While the visual of Hitler is incredibly on the money, everything surrounding it isn't.

For one, you're playing the character of William "BJ" Blazkowicz, an undercover terrorist who has found himself in the casting call to play, well, William "BJ" Blazkowicz, in a movie about how much of a terrorist you are.

Hitler is seen as being old and quite unwell, but still pretty much evil, as he vomits and pees and then shoots someone who doesn't act well enough.


Oh, and the entire thing is taking place on the planet Venus, because ..... video games?

The internet is alight with opinions on this one - you can check out the comments section on the original posting on the scene here - but in terms of controversy, 2017 games are going to have to go a long way to beat this.

Is it all in good fun and people are just being too sensitive? Or should Hitler and the KKK be off limits when it comes to violent shoot'em ups?