Wolfenstein: The Old Blood takes B.J. back to World War II

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At the start of Wolfenstein: The New Order, MachineGames put the player at the end of an alternate reality WWII. It was a smart way to ease players into a tutorial while setting up the story of a world in which the Third Reich would stand triumphant. The player, as B.J. Blazkowicz, would go on to battle the 1960’s Nazi regime, and the WWII antics would get left behind thanks to a convenient bout of catatonia. (Perhaps “inconvenient” would be more appropriate?) For those players that would’ve liked to have seen some more of Blazkowicz’ special forces wartime escapades, Wolfenstein: The Old Blood will take players back to 1946.

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 Jager and the Den of Wolves – pits 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 artifacts that threaten to unleash a dark and ancient power.

Bethesda and MachineGames announced the $20 standalone title will be available on May 5th for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.