Out with the New Order, in with The Old Blood
Wolfenstein: The New Order is getting another bloody dose of Nazi-killing gunplay in The Old Blood, a standalone prequel to last May’s explosive Wolfenstein reboot from MachineGames. The Old Blood will be available digitally for $19.99 on May 5, 2015 for the PC, Xbox One, and Playstation 4. Curiously, there are no plans at this time to bring this DLC chapter to the last-gen versions of the game.
The old Blood is set in the year 1946 and the Nazis are on the brink of winning World War II. In an effort to turn the tide in the Allies’ favor, id’s professional Nazi exterminator B.J. Blazkowicz embarks on a 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 artifacts that threaten to unleash a dark and ancient power.
“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.”
For a look at this ambitious DLC in action, check out the debut gameplay trailer for The Old Blood courtesy of publisher Bethesda Softworks.