Bethesda announce Wolfenstein: The Old Blood; will be a standalone prequel to The New Order

Wolfenstein: The Old Blood

Bethesda have sneaked in a new Wolfenstein game, amidst the chaos that is GDC. Wolfenstein: The Old Blood is a standalone prequel to last year’s Wolfenstein: The New Order, and will be released on May 5th for a mere £14.99.

We’ve got more details below, accompanied by a flashy new reveal trailer too.

The game will be set shortly before the events of Wolfenstein: The New Order, when the Nazis are on the brink of winning World War II. Hardy protagonist, B.J. Blazkowicz, is on a two-part mission to help turn the tide in the allies favour. The first part will take place in Castle Wolfenstein itself, as Blazkowicz faces off against a “maniacal” prison warden. Part two will be set within the heart of Wulfburg city, where a deranged Nazi archaeologist plans to unleash a “dark and ancient power”.

For developers MachineGames, they’re quite delighted to return to the franchise. “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 Old Blood will be released for both PC and consoles on May 5th, retailing for £14.99. Keep an eye on PCGamesN and our PAX East coverage, where Bethesda plans to show off a live demo of the game in action.