Bethseda Softworks, the studio behind 2014’s Wolfenstein: The New Order, has just released a trailer for the latest entry in the Nazi-killing, first-person shooter series. The Old Blood is a prequel to the 2014 game that sets our protagonist B.J. Blazkowicz on the brink of the Nazis winning World War II in 1946.
Developed by the Sweden-based Machine Games, Old Blood will pit players against a Nazi regime in a two-part mission in Bavaria. Part one, titled “Rudi Jäger and the Den of Wolves,” will involve going head-to-head with a “maniacal prison warden” in Castle Wolfenstein to discover the coordinates of General Deathshead’s compound. Part two is titled “The Dark Secrets of Helga Von Schabbs” and will lead players to the city of Wulfburg where a Nazi archaeologist is exhuming ancient artifacts that threaten to unleash a dark power onto the world.
Producer Jerk Gustafsson had the following to say about returning to the series, ““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.”
Wolfenstein: The Old Blood will launch on PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One on May 5. The stand-alone title will be available for purchase for $19.99. Unlike The New Order, it appears the game will not be released on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
Gameplay for The Old Blood is expected to be revealed at PAX East at 10:30 E.T. on Friday, March 6 and on Twitch on Saturday, March 7.