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"Men. Women. Children. Not screaming no more. But I can still hear you."
―B.J. when making it to Manhattan.[src]

New Yankees was a city in the United States of America. It is mentioned in Wolfenstein: The New Order and is a major location in Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus.

Wolfenstein: The New Order[]

New York being nuked by the Nazis.

Once the largest city in the United States of America, New York was the financial and cultural hub of the nation. At the time of Wolfenstein: The New Order, it was destroyed on December 21st, 1948 by Der Bestrafer (The Punisher), a nuclear bomb developed by the Third Reich. Hundreds of thousands were slaughtered, and only those who had taken refuge underground had avoided its most lethal effects. An irradiated wasteland by 1960, Nazi media boasts that the region may soon be rendered habitable in less than three years, thanks to the Nazi-developed terraformer technology. The Nazis are planning to rebuild New York by 1967 with Über Concrete.

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus[]

Ruins of Manhattan from the coast

New York City, specifically Manhattan, is a major plot point and playable location in Wolfenstein II. Being exactly as one would expect, it is an irradiated, burned-out ruin. The skeletons of entire buildings eerily curl with altitude due to the kinetic energy of the nuclear blast stretching them. The Statue of Liberty now lies a crumbled mess at the bottom of the Hudson River, and only a few sections of the city's vast underground network have survived relatively intact. The population of the city did not fare well either with many corpses and decaying skeletons found in the ruins in the city. New York City residents must’ve know of the atom bomb existence since emergency posters were scattered across the subways to warn citizens on what to do in case the Nazis drop the Atom Bomb, which unfortunately happened on December 22, 1948.

A small but formidable cell of rebels led by Grace Walker reside at the top of the Empire State Building, which in itself is badly damaged but still standing nonetheless. It is also the only habitable location left in the city without protective gear, with the radiation levels at the topmost floors being non-lethal. Thanks to the efforts of William Blazkowicz, contact is reestablished with Walker and the rebels escape the city before the Nazis can intercept them.

After the Second American Revolution, the city falls back under the control of the US.



  • In the Separate “Riverside” part of New York, upon reaching the area where Gernot Herrmann is positioned, the remains of the Statue of Liberty can be seen. The way the remains are positioned appears to be a reference to the famous “Statue of Liberty” scene from the sci-fi film “Planet of the Apes”.