Friday, March 6, 2015

Wolfenstein: The Old Blood

Apparently Wolfenstein: The New Order was a great success. (no surprise there, really)

Bethesda just announced they are going to revisit the franchise already! In an "expansion pack" of sorts....

The game is called Wolfenstein: The Old Blood.

And it will actually be a standalone prequel of sorts. It's expected as a 2-parter digital release on May 5, only for "next gen" systems (PS4, Xbox One and PC). (I suppose it's gonna be this generation's "gimmick", heh?) Will a retail disc release follow later on? No idea...

MachineGames is developing it (remember, id's supposedly focused on Doom 4). This episode will actually act as a throwback to where the modern series started, meaning revisiting and referencing locations from Return to Castle Wolfenstein. And unlike the alternate history of New Order, this will take us back to 1946 this time.
"Part one, Rudi Jäger and the Den of Wolves, sees Blazkowicz busting back into the classic Castle Wolfenstein and going head-to-head with a “maniacal prison warden” in order to discover the coordinates of General Deathshead’s compound. "
"Part two, The Dark Secrets of Helga Von Schabbs, sees Blazkowicz’s mission lead him to the city of Wulfburg where an “obsessed Nazi archaeologist is exhuming mysterious artifacts that threaten to unleash a dark and ancient power.” "
Very Return to Castle Wolfenstein-ysh!

Loving the pulp vibe from it!

The game is expected to make a first appearance at PAX this year.

Source: ign.

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