Bethesda Softworks has announced a brand new prequel to their hit action adventure first-person shooter, Wolfenstein: The New Order, developed by MachineGames.
The two-part prequel, which is titled Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, will have you once again playing as B.J. Blazkowicz as he breaks into Castle Wolfenstein and visits the city of Wulfburg. It will be released digitally very soon, on May 5th, for $19.99 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.
You can read more about the game and its story and watch the official gameplay trailer, which is presented in a cool old movie trailer style, below.
Here’s part of the press release sent out by publisher Bethesda Softworks:
The year is 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 of Wolfenstein: The Old Blood – Rudi Jäger and the Den of Wolves – pits B.J. 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.
“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.”
Wolfenstein: The New Order, released in May 2014, enjoyed worldwide critical and commercial success with over 75 Game of the Year awards, and was hailed by The New York Times as “one of the very best releases of the year.”