Wolfenstein: The New Order was one of last year’s smash hits. A game that harkened back to a bygone age of the industry, a first person shooter that was single-player focused and with a mature story to boot. Well Bethesda have announced a stand-alone prequel; Wolfenstein: The Old Blood. Here is the official synopsis for the game:
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’ favour, 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 BJ 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 artefacts that threaten to unleash a dark and ancient power.
Wolfenstein: The Old Blood will be available digitally and via retail on May 5th (almost exactly a year after The New Order) for the RRP of $49.99. For more of a look at the game, check out the trailer below and make sure you stay tuned to Capsule Computers for all the Wolfenstein news as it becomes available.