Following the success of the recent Wolfenstein: The New Order, Bethesda and Machine Games have announced a prequel, named Wolfenstein: The Old Blood.
The announcement and attached trailer, shown above, do a very good job of showing a polished and competent first-person-shooter and sets a good tone for the atmosphere of the game. Along with the trailer, came a little blurb detailing the story, which will come in two distinct but interconnected chapters.
The year is 1946 and the Nazis are on the brink of winning World War 2. 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 B.J. 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.
Wolfenstein: The Old Blood is retailing with physical copies on PlayStation 4 and PC, and digital only for the Xbox One. At a price point of around $19.99 (or £14.99), and will be released on May 5th.