Wolfenstein: The New Blood Aims to set itself apart from The New Order with a B-movie theme and new mechanics and features.
Wolfenstein: The New Blood Aims to set itself apart from The New Order, with a B-movie theme and new mechanics and features.

In a recent Bethesda blog post, the developers behind Wolfenstein: The Old Blood gave details about how they are attempting to create a B-movie theme and fill in some of the gaps left in the story by Wolfenstein: The New Order.

MachineGames believed going back to the 1940’s for a prequel fitted the theme for how they wanted to set this DLC apart from the main game saying, “It works well with the pulp B-movie thing we’re going for. We get to explore things that were only hinted at in New Order. We get to find out what the Nazis were up to, and reveal a little bit about how they actually got some of this advanced technology that let them win World War II.”

Although this is DLC, the aim for MachineGames was to not just to tell a new story, but to add new content and features, and expand on the mechanics found in The New Order. The blog post explains, “In terms of features and content, almost everything is new, that includes everything from the environments to the weapons and enemies. The idea was to reuse pretty much everything, but in the end everything is at least touched in some way or another.”

The Old Blood is set in the 1940’s which is before the events of Wolfenstein: The New Order. The standalone game will feature two parts, “Rudi Jager and the Den of Wolves” and “The Dark Secrets of Helga Von Schabbs”, set over eight chapters of Nazi killing fun.

Wolfenstein: The New Order

Some concept art showing off Castle Wolfenstein, one of the two main locations for the game.

Check out some gameplay for The Old Blood below, and let us know what you think of the new theme, and whether you will be picking it up at release.

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Wolfenstein: The Old Blood is a standalone single player only game, which will be releasing digitally and in retail on the 5th of May, on PC, PS4 and the Xbox One.

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Seamus Mullins
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