Bethesda announced Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, a standalone prequel to the critically-acclaimed first-person action-adventure shooter, Wolfenstein: The New Order. It was released back in May 2014 and has enjoyed worldwide critical and commercial success with over 75 Game of the Year awards, and hailed by The New York Times as “one of the very best releases of the year.”
Currently in development at MachineGames, Wolfenstein: The Old Blood will be available digitally and in retail for £14.99 / €19.99 / AUD$39.95 on May 5, 2015 for PC, PS4 and Xbox One.
The game will take place in 1946 and the Nazis are on the brink of winning World War II. In an effort to turn the tide in the Allies’ favor, B.J. Blazkowicz must embark on an epic, two-part mission deep within Bavaria.
Part one, titled 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.
While in part two, titled, 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.
“Diving back into the world of Wolfenstein has really been fun for us,” said Jerk Gustafsson, executive producer at MachineGames. “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.”