Get ready to take down some more Nazis, folks (virtually, of course) as Bethesda has announced Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, a standalone prequel to last year’s Wolfenstein: The New Order.
Developed by MachineGames, Wolfenstein: The Old Blood will be available digitally and in retail for £14.99/€19.99/AUD$39.95 from 5th May on the PS4 and PC, and digital only for the Xbox One.
Here’s a little bit regarding Wolfenstein: The Old Blood’s story and setting directly from Bethesda:
The year is 1946 and the Nazis are on the brink of winning World War II. In an effort to turn the tide in the Allies’ favour, B.J. Blazkowicz must embark on an epic, two-part mission deep within Bavaria. Part one of Wolfenstein: The Old Blood – Rudi Jäger and the Den of Wolves – pits BJ Blazkowicz against a maniacal prison warden as he breaks into Castle Wolfenstein in an attempt to steal the coordinates to General Deathshead’s compound. In part two – The Dark Secrets of Helga Von Schabbs – our hero’s search for the coordinates leads him to the city of Wulfburg where an obsessed Nazi archaeologist is exhuming mysterious artefacts that threaten to unleash a dark and ancient power.
Jerk Gustafsson, executive producer at MachineGames had this to say:
“Diving back into the world of Wolfenstein has really been fun for us. We’ve enjoyed exploring the events leading up to The New Order. We think fans will really enjoy the story, all the action and, of course, jumping back into the combat with new weapons.”
To accompany the announcement, Bethesda released a lovely trailer too. It has to be said, we love the style!