Stop everything and listen to this: The soundtrack to Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, the standalone prequel to Wolfenstein: The New Order is amazing. Everyone’s focussing on the visuals and the storyline and the gameplay, but we invite you to stay a while and listen to this track, from Australia’s Mick Gordon and local rock icon Tex Perkins.
It’s 1946. The Nazis are on the verge of winning World War II, and – obviously – the perfect soundtrack is a bit of Leonard Cohen, as interpreted by a couple of heavy, dirty Aussies.
The Old Blood sees BJ Blazkowicz embark on two more missions in the depths of Bavaria. Part One – Rudi Jäger and the Den of Wolves – sees our hero break into Castle Wolfenstein (yes, that one) in an attempt to steal the coordinates to General Deathshead’s compound.
BJ continues to search for the coordinates in Part Two – The Dark Secrets of Helga Von Schabbs – as he travels to the city of Wulfburg and discovers an obsessed Nazi archaeologist exhuming mysterious artefacts and risking the wrath of a “dark and ancient power”.
Wolfenstein: The Old Blood is out today via digital release for Xbox One, PS4 and PC – if you’d like a physical copy, sit tight: They’re arriving in stores from May 14. No word just yet on whether Mick Gordon’s killer soundtrack will also receive a standalone release, but we’ll keep you posted.