Wolfenstein: Youngblood is set to be the first game in the series to include uncensored Nazi imagery in Germany.
The game centres around the story of two girls who are on a mission to take down Nazis in 1980s Paris. Nazi imagery is featured rather prominently throughout the game, and while past titles in the series have been allowed to show this in most territories around the world, German laws have forced the developers to erase such imagery and characters relating to it for that region’s release.
In August 2018, however, a change in this law was implemented which means that all video games will now be assessed on a case-by-case basis. Just like movies, games will now be treated as works of art which can be exempt from the ban on such content. Bethesda’s German forum has confirmed that Germany will receive the full, uncensored international release, although a second version which has removed the content will also be available.
The game launches on Nintendo Switch on 26th July, meaning we only have just under a month to wait to get our hands on it. Are you looking forward to playing the game?