The official Twitter account of the Nazi-killing video game "Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus" posted a trailer for the upcoming release. The tweet also read "Make America Nazi-Free Again." The 13-second-long video shoes heavily armored soldiers marching in the streets of an American city under Nazi flags. The message in the video reads, "Not My America."
The slogan has sparked controversial responses on social media, with some angry with the game publisher, Bethesda Softworks, for making a game depicting Nazis as bad.
The amount of people legitimately upset by the new Wolfenstein trailer is equal parts sad and hilarious pic.twitter.com/icrl0CfiyO— 88 Fingers (@YungShaxx) 6 октября 2017 г.
In particular, some were angry over the similarity between the game's slogan and the line "Make America Great Again" made famous during Donald Trump's presidential campaign.
However, there have been many of those who see no controversy in the words that America should be free of Nazis, expressing support for the righteous message of the game.
Anyone who refuses to denounce Nazis is a threat to liberty. #NoMoreNazis— Anonymous 🇺🇸 (@AnonyInfo) 7 октября 2017 г.
Meanwhile, Pete Hines, Bethesda's VP for PR and marketing, stressed that anti-Nazism is what the "Wolfenstein" games have always been about.
"Wolfenstein has been a decidedly anti-Nazi series since the first release more than 20 years ago. We aren't going to shy away from what the game is about," Hines told Gamesindustry.biz.
"Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus" is the sequel to the highly-acclaimed "Wolfenstein: The New Order" that was released in 2014. The new game is set in 1961, in an alternative timeline where Nazi forces occupy the United States. The game is scheduled to be released on October 27.