Bethesda Softworks has revealed some slight details about the story of Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, but it’s mostly what we’ve heard before as well.
The prequel is set in 1946, several years before the events of the first game. Players will fill the shoes of B.J. Blazkowicz and tasked to play through two different parts of the story that will span across a total of eight chapters – presuming four chapters for each part.
The first one is called Rudi Jäger and the Den of Wolves, and is related to finding the coordinates to the location of the compound of General Deathshead. It takes place at the Wolfenstein Castle and pits players against a “maniacal prison warden.”
The second one is called The Dark Secrets of Helga Von Schabbs. Players will arrive at the city of Wulfburg where they must face off against an obsessed Nazi archaeologist.
Wolfenstein: The Old Blood is going to feature new environments, a host of new enemies, and plenty of new firepower. Recently the game was confirmed to be including Nazi Zombies as well, which surely must be a product of the Nazi’s search for ancient magical artifacts.
Bethesda also teased that players will be able to explore various elements of the Wolfenstein universe that were previously only hinted at in the first game. It however didn’t clarify as to what elements these are.
Wolfenstein: The Old Blood is slated for a release on May 5 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.