Wolfenstein: The New Order was one of my highlights of last year, and so it's good to hear that we'll soon be getting more of it. Bethesda has just announced Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, an expansion-sized standalone prequel that sees Blazkowicz return to the titular castle.
Why? Let's ask the press release:
"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 Alliesâ€
favour, B.J. Blazkowicz must embark on an epic, two-part mission deep within Bavaria. Part one of Wolfenstein: The Old Bloodâ€”Rudi JÃ¤ger and the Den of Wolvesâ€”pits BJ Blazkowicz against a maniacal prison warden as he breaks into Castle Wolfenstein in an attempt to steal the coordinates to General Deathsheadâ€
s compound. In part twoâ€”The Dark Secrets of Helga Von Schabbsâ€”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."
The trailer looks like heaps of campy fun, and reveals the humble pipe to be 2015's emerging weapon of choice.
Wolfenstein: The Old Blood will be out for PC on May 5, and will cost Â£15/$20.
I'm personally excited for this, The New Order was one of my favourite games of 2014, I'll definitely be getting this one.