Wolfenstein: The New Order was one of 2014’s sleeper hits, a game that came out during a relative dry spell in big-budget shooters and surprised everyone with a great story and modern approach to one of the oldest names in shooters. Now, developer MachineGames has announced that they’re going to revisit The New Order with a new standalone prequel called Wolfenstein: The Old Blood.
Set in 1946, Old Blood casts players as Wolfenstein stalwart B.J. Blazkowicz in a two-part adventure. In the first, Rudi Jäger and the Den of Wolves, players will have to infiltrate Castle Wolfenstein (sound familiar?). In the second, The Dark Secrets of Helga Von Schabbs, Blazkowicz heads to the city of Wulfburg to stop Nazi archeologists from exhuming the Ark of the—no, wait—”mysterious artifacts that threaten to unleash a dark and ancient power.”
From the marketing, it definitely seems that The Old Blood will be a touch more tongue-in-cheek than The New Order—just look at its ’40s-style trailer:
The Old Blood will be available for download on Playstation 4, Xbox One, and PC on May 5, 2015 for $19.99. You won’t need The New Order to play.