Bethesda announces standalone prequel, Wolfenstein: The Old Blood

B.J. Blazcowicz is going back to war, in an all-new standalone expansion to last year’s well-received first-person shooter, Wolfenstein: The New Order.

WTOB - Gameplay 1Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, as the prequel/expansion combo is being dubbed, takes players back to alternate-timeline 1946, which has the Nazis on the brink of winning WWII, thus setting up for the alternate future of Wolfenstein: The New Order, where the Nazis successfully won the war. Once again developed by Swedish studio, MachineGames, Wolfenstein: The Old Blood covers two parts of a last-ditch mission by B.J. Blazcowicz to quell the Nazi menace; A trek through classic Castle Wolfenstein to square off against a maniacal prison warden, and a trip to the city of Wulfburg to stop a Nazi archaeologist obsessed with exhuming mysterious artifacts that may unleash a dark power.

Being a standalone expansion, Wolfenstein: The Old Blood does not require a copy of Wolfenstein: The New Order to play. It has been given a release date of May 5th, and has been announced strictly for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, where it will retail for $19.99 USD. It would appear that Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of the prequel expansion are not being developed, despite Wolfenstein: The New Order being released for last-gen consoles as well as next-gen consoles and PC, and this may come as a disappointment to fans who haven’t yet upgraded their console of choice.WTOB - Gameplay 2

Fans can get their first look at Wolfenstein: The Old Blood at PAX East this coming weekend, with Twitch streaming gameplay footage for those at home on Friday, March 6th and Saturday, March 7th, at 10:30 A.M. EST.

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