Bethesda announces Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, standalone prequel to The New Order
Bethesda and MachineGames has announced what’s next for BJ Blazkowicz, that being his origin story before taking on Deathshead. Wolfenstein: The Old Blood is a standalone prequel to The New Order, and has Blazkowicz returning to Castle Wolfenstein.
The game is set in 1946, as the Nazi’s are on the brink of winning World War II. In an effort to turn the tide for the Allies, Blazkowicz attempts a two-part mission, the first part pitting him against a maniacal prison warden in Castle Wolfenstein in an attempt to find the coordinates to Deathshead’s Compound and the second part leading him to the city of Wulfburg where an obsessed Nazi archaeologist is exhuming mysterious artifacts that threaten to unleash a dark and ancient power.
Wolfenstein: The Old Blood will include new weapons, secrets, and achievements to obtain as you make your way through the famous Castle that the series has been known for. The game is a standalone prequel, so those without The New Order can jump in without any hesitance of ruining story elements from the last game.
Wolfenstein: The Old Blood will launch on the 5th of May and will retail for $39.95 on both PC and PlayStation 4, with the Xbox One version being a digital only release. Looks as though a PS3 and Xbox 360 version will not be happening.