In Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus, your choices made in The New Order can matter. You’ll be able to select which alternate timeline you want to continue in. This has been confirmed by Jens Matthies, creative director at Machine Games. In short, they’re connecting the two games in a way that will for sure make many fans happy.
It seems that the developers of Wolfenstein, Machine Games, have decided to tie The New Colossus and The New Order together in more than one meaningful way. There will be light spoilers for both games from here on out; you’ve been warned. Anyway, if you haven’t played The New Order, let’s get you up to speed. Near the beginning of that game, the player has to make a choice. What you choose splits the game into two distinct timelines: Fergus and Wyatt. This choice impacted the story of the game, including which characters die and events in certain levels.
According to GameInformer, the New Colossus E3 2017 trailer implied that your choice in The New Order will have effect in Wolfenstein 2. Nobody knew exactly how that would happen at the time; now, however, we do know. According to the interview with Jens Matthies, the game’s creative director, you’ll get to pick your timeline during the prologue of The New Colossus. It’s a simpler solution than transferring your save file, and arguably more elegant. Either way, I think it’s pretty cool that Machine Games pay attention to details like this. We have yet to see what kind of ramifications your choice will have in The New Colossus.
Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus is coming out on October 27th for the PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox One. The game will also launch on the Nintendo Switch; that version still doesn’t have a set release date. All we know is that the port will come out in 2018.