Following the success of Wolfenstein: The New Order, developer MachineGames is stepping even further back in time, announcing standalone prequel title Wolfenstein: The Old Blood. Those of you expecting a batch of DLC… we hope you’re not too disappointed.
Jerk Gustafsson, executive producer at developer MachineGames explains:
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.
The Old Blood is a two-part mission set in Bavaria in 1946, with the Nazis edging closer to victory in World War II. B.J. Blazkowicz must break into Castle Wolfenstein to steal the coordinates for General Deathshead’s compound – but there’s a maniacal prison warden who’s determined to stop him.
Part two heads to the city of Wulfberg, where an obsessed Nazi archaeologist is digging up and exhuming mysterious artefacts, which might just unlock a “dark and ancient power”.
If you don’t think this sounds like a full-priced AAA release, you’re right. Wolfenstein: The Old Blood is priced at £14.99 / €19.99 / AUD$39.95, and will be available as a digital download for Xbox One, PC and PS4, with PC and PS4 also getting a physical retail release when the game launches from May 5, 2015.