The second DLC episode for Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus released earlier today, in the form of ‘The Diaries of Agent Silent Death’. As the name implies, it traces the adventures of protagonist Agent Silent Death (her real name being the comparatively benign Jessica Valiant).
Much like the first episode in the Freedom Chronicles series, this is its own self-contained campaign, albeit a comparatively short one. Unusually, Machine Games and Bethesda haven’t (yet) released a trailer for this one, so we’ve only got the Steam screenshots to guide us. This description is helpful:
“Play as former OSS agent and assassin, Jessica Valiant, AKA Agent Silent Death! Hot on the trail of a sinister plot, Valiant finds herself in the offices of Paragon Pictures, Tinseltown film studio turned Nazi propaganda machine. Stalk, shoot and stab from the shadows in pursuit of your prey in the Diaries of Agent Silent Death!”
Samuel spoke fondly of Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus in his review, but was less taken by its The Freedom Chronicles: Episode 0. While acknowledging the latter serves to tease the base game’s three-part DLC, he reckoned it’d have benefited from showing more.
“In our first DLC installment, you’ll play as a former professional quarterback named Joseph Stallion, who will smash through Nazi hordes from the ruins of Chicago to the vastness of space,” explains Bethesda in this Steam Community post, before informing us the game’s next chapters will follow in January and March next year.
Sam’s impressions of prelude chapter zero can be read in full here, however here’s an excerpt that speaks to Joe’s moves, as well as those of his forthcoming comrades:
Those three playable characters are former football player Joseph Stallion, formerly retired spy Agent Jessica Valiant and US army captain Gerald Wilkins. This prelude offers a short introductory scenario for each protagonist, who each embody one of BJ Blazkowicz’s contraptions: Stallion can charge through doors and enemies, Valiant can sneak through tiny spaces, and Wilkins can become a large, awkward stilt man to reach higher places. I expect each episode to be built around that one ability, then, rather than all three like in the main game’s later stages.