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Wolfenstein: The Old Blood explores a pre-New Order world in May

In 2014, Bethesda and MachineGames tackled the Wolfenstein franchise head-on, successfully reviving what was rapidly becoming a stale franchise. Wolfenstein: The New Order went on to become one of the best games of last year, with the Shacknews Chatty community even voting it as its GOTY runner-up. With this experience still fresh in everyone's minds, Bethesda and MachineGames are returning to this world with a new downloadable standalone prequel called Wolfenstein: The Old Blood.

Those that played the introductory stages to The New Order are familiar with BJ Blazkowicz's rush on Castle Wolfenstein. The Old Blood will expand on this journey, further exploring Blazkowicz's mission to steal the coordinates to General Deathshead's compound and find an evil Nazi archaeologist looking to unleash dark forces upon the world.

The Old Blood will introduce new environments, enemies, and weaponry not previously seen in The New Order, further fleshing out the world established last year. Fans won't have to wait very long for it, either. Wolfenstein: The Old Blood will arrive on May 5 with a budget $19.99 price tag on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. Those looking for a glimpse at the game can check out the trailer below, while Bethesda brings more footage to Twitch during this weekend's PAX East event on Friday and Saturday at 7:30AM PST.

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