Bethesda Announces Wolfenstein: The Old Blood

Bethesda Softworks has just announced Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, a standalone prequel that precedes the events of MachineGames' hit title Wolfenstein: The New Order.

The game takes place in 1946 as the Nazis near victory in World War II. Gamers will once again play as B.J. Blazkowicz, this time on a "two-part mission deep within Bavaria." The first part pits our hero against a "maniacal prison warden as he breaks into Castle Wolfenstein," while part two takes players to the city of Wulfburg to thwart the efforts of an "obsessed Nazi archeologist."

"Diving back into the world of Wolfenstein has really been fun for us," MachineGames executive producer Jerk Gustafsson said. "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."

The Old Blood will be priced at $19.99 and will be available for purchase on May 5 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.