What if Canada won World War II?

Funny promotional video for Wolfenstein: The New Order from The Onion shows off a very non-violent scenario.

Next week's Wolfenstein: The New Order depicts a world where Nazis won World War II and rule the world with an iron fist. But what if another country, like Canada, won World War II? How would the world be different? Bethesda and fake news site The Onion have teamed up for a funny promotional video that answers that very question.

The fake version of Wolfenstein: The New Order shown off in the video lets you start a game and choose which country you think should have won World War II. If you choose Canada, you're not led to do anything violent, but instead tasked with buying delicious poutine. The Canadian robots that walk the streets are also non-combative, saying things like "Good day to all," "Sorry," and "Pardon me" as they pass by.

In the Peruvian version of Wolfenstein: The New Order, everyone is required to wear socks made from soft alpaca wool. Meanwhile, the Finnish version of the game sees players enjoying time in a sauna instead of going out into the world. The German version of Wolfenstein: The New Order depicted in the video offers a world when World War II never even happened and the country's people "bear no ancestral guilt whatsoever." Finally, the American version offers a world where people eat hot dogs and apple pie for every meal.

The real Wolfenstein: The New Order launches May 20 for Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PC. The German version of the game has no swastikas and the Nazis are called the Regime. This is not the first time Bethesda and The Onion have teamed up, as the two companies also partnered for a funny The Evil Within video that pokes fun at the game's use of barbed wire.

Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and you can follow him on Twitter @EddieMakuch
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RevLux
RevLux

If a time traveling Nathan Fillion were to rule this Canadian Empire I would totally switch sides.

gruoch1
gruoch1

To the people who keep posting repeatedly that Canada won WWII. After reading the title of the article, this was my first thought as well. However, the title is a bit misleading. If you watch the video, they mention that "Wolfenstein: New Order" depicts what would have happened if the Germans won WWII, and more specifically what would have happened if they took over the world. The video is a satire that specifically depicts what would have happened if Canada (hypothetically being an Axis power) or any other country of your choosing, successfully conquered the world. Just watch the video before posting.

Vojtass
Vojtass

Umm, the thing is that Canada won WWII... Canadians just were a part of Alliance. :|

gruoch1
gruoch1

This video made me smile, until I looked at the comments. Why are gamers so angry? It makes me sad.

sethschroeder07
sethschroeder07

Okay this is probably the best game I have seen coming out for a while. Oh wait this isn't even a game.... This just shows you how bad shooters haven't gotten recently when you crave a world where Canadians overrun the masses with their polite, maple syrup loving, hockey worshiping maple leaves.

chieflion
chieflion

Godzilla is a Kickass Movie. 


Everyone go see it.


Canada Rules.

Omega-316
Omega-316

Yes lets make fun of canada for being a nice, peaceful country. What a bunch of softies. Murica f ya!!!

pound-u
pound-u

LOL, I love the design of the Canadian flag they used.

X-RS
X-RS

Nobody won in the WW's. Guys are so blinded by 'glory' >_>

Zloth2
Zloth2

Hmmm.... Hawaii wasn't part of the USA yet.  I want the one where Hawaii rules!

loyalpheonix
loyalpheonix

Canada won WWI and WWII they were with the allies (UK,Russia,France,US etc) does no one know history of the 20th century

Ultra_Taco
Ultra_Taco

Except Canada did win. They were part of the Allies.


Does no one here know WWII history?

DariusMKN
DariusMKN

Hahaha. Once again Brazil is portrayed as a big favela where everyone plays soccer. At least nothing related with carnival was included.

theoasis77
theoasis77

Poutine = Quebec... Not really Canada lol. So this is what if Quebec won World War 2.

foodrules
foodrules

Rob Ford would be King of the World and free to smoke all the crack he wants to

PodXCOM
PodXCOM

Stop this! This is not Kotaku! Stop trying to be Kotaku!

And the The Onion is just crap.

Gravity_Slave
Gravity_Slave

Exactly. It's not like any ONE country (Allied side) was going to take over and convert the world to their liking. This whole thing is stupid and full of generalities. I've lost a lot of respect for GS. Without Feedbackula now, I'm not even sure why I come here anymore. This isn't gaming news, it's tabloid garbage now.

gruoch1
gruoch1

@Omega-316 It's a satire. Don't worry, we know Canada isn't really nice and peaceful.

sethschroeder07
sethschroeder07

@X-RS  So then what happened? How would you describe the conclusion to the largest scale war we have seen in modern times?

gruoch1
gruoch1

@Zloth2 I may be wrong, but I think although Hawaii wasn't a State, it was still US territory. Not sure though.

memenotu
memenotu

@Zloth2 Hawaii cant rule, it would take too many years to paddle a canoe anyplace.

63subzero
63subzero

@Ultra_Taco  is your satire detector THAT broken???  oh and if you watched the video you would have heard the whole "my country rules the whole world" part.

seanmcgee87
seanmcgee87

@theoasis77 In the reality where Quebec won WWII, the whole world would have poor infrastructure (roads), High taxes, and the mob would rule the world through the trade unions. Actually a pretty lousy world to live in if you ask me. Perfect for video games.

hystavito
hystavito

@theoasis77  Yeah, that's just the way it is :).


In some places, like especially parts of the USA not near the border, Canada is often associated with things/jokes that are really more about Quebec specifically, even more specifically francophones. 

hystavito
hystavito

@PodXCOM  Damn I'm on the wrong site, thanks for letting me know :).

memenotu
memenotu

@PodXCOM The Onion was around back when Kotaku's founder was just a sperm.

RevLux
RevLux

@gruoch1 @Zloth2 Anti monarchical insurgents with the aid of American soldiers overthrew the Hawaiian monarchy in 1893. The coup ended the Kingdom of Hawaii a couple years later which led to it being annexed as a U.S. territory. It finally became the 50th U.S. state in 1959. I believe the game takes place in an alternate version of 1960. So Hawaii should already be a state. Unless, of course, it's timeline was altered as well.

fredyellowone
fredyellowone

@seanmcgee87 @theoasis77 I will try to keep calm.  Your post is a condensé of b-u-l-l-s-h-i-t, stereotypes and stupidity.  One reason why all that came to the general knowledge is because it's in the french blood to seek justice, and to point out when there is patronage, corruption and all those things.  It is not coming from last year, but as far as the french revolution in 1789.  (While it's the exact opposite in the English world - Commonwealth and in the United States to let do, without acting.)  You think those things are not happening elsewhere?  God, think again.


As for poor infrastructures, Your comment truly shows that you don't have a single clue of what your talking about.  Infrastructures are bad in Quebec? That's true.  But we have pretty bad winters - something that you will not find in the States or in Uk, for example - also, notice that we never had the kind of tragedy in the States that already happened like a whole bridge falling down - sending to heaven countless poor souls.  (OHIO)


High taxes?  That's true.  But we also have a lot of services.  We help the poor, and everyone here is able to live a decent life.  Everyone is able to get healthcare.  Etc. etc. etc.


God I could go on and on.


But I will stop, you're just a f-u-c-k-i-n-g s-t-u-p-i-d m-o-r-o-n.

RevLux
RevLux

@fredyellowone @seanmcgee87@theoasis77 I know right. We in the "English world" absolutely loathe justice. We'd rather just sit around and do nothing. Yes, that was sarcasm.


I see your strategy is to counter ignorance with ignorance. With a little name calling in for good measure. Way to prove your point. Stay classy Gamespot.

cratecruncher
cratecruncher

@fredyellowone @cratecruncher@theoasis77 I was referring to the muddy navigation hazard jutting into the gulf not the Midwest.  We bought that fair and square from France.  We got a receipt from Napoleon.