Uppsala-based Machinegames has returned to the Wolfenstein game world of WWII veteran “B.J. Blazkowicz” with their stand-alone prequel Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, now available for download on PSN, Xbox Live and Steam.
Machinegames’ original title, Wolfenstein: The New Order, is also nominated for “Best Nordic Game” at this year’s Nordic Game Awards, with the winner to be announced on 21 May during Nordic Game 2015 at Slagthuset in Malmö.
In Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, the setting is 1946 and the game’s hero B.J. Blazkowicz is tasked with an epic two-part mission deep within Bavaria. The first part, “Rudi Jäger and the Den of Wolves”, sees Blazkowicz breaking into “Castle Wolfenstein” to discover the coordinates of “General Deathshead’s” compound. In part two, The “Dark Secrets of Helga Von Schabbs”, Blazkowicz faces off against a Nazi archaeologist exhuming mysterious artefacts which could unleash a dark and ancient power.
“Diving back into the world of Wolfenstein has been really fun for us. We’ve enjoyed exploring the events leading up to “The New Order”,” said Machinegames executive producer Jerk Gustafsson in an earlier statement. “We think fans will really enjoy the story, all the action and, of course, jumping back into the combat with new weapons.”
Check out the trailer:
Boxed versions of Wolfenstein: The Old Blood for Sony PlayStation 4, Microsoft Xbox One and Windows PC will also be available in Europe on 15 May.
Machinegames was established in 2009 by former founding members of Starbreeze Studios and acquired by ZeniMax Media in 2010. Located in Uppsala, Sweden, Machinegames is a studio comprised of a seasoned group of developers recognised for their work creating story-driven games.
Their first title, the critically-acclaimed action-adventure shooter, Wolfenstein: The New Order, is a reimagining of the franchise widely credited for helping establish the first-person shooter genre. Launched in May 2014, the game has garnered numerous “Game of the Year” and “Shooter of the Year” awards and nominations from media outlets worldwide.
Learn more about Machinegames at www.machinegames.com.