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Before Wolfenstein: The New Order… there was The Old Blood!

Matt Grandstaff's Avatar Posted by on Mar 04, 2015 // Global Community Lead, Bethesda Softworks

This morning we’re excited to announce what our friends and colleagues at MachineGames are up to: an all-new standalone prequel to everyone’s favorite Nazi-blasting first-person shooter of 2014, Wolfenstein: The New Order!

Arriving on PS4 digitally for $19.99 on May 5th, Wolfenstein: The Old Blood takes our hero BJ Blazkowicz back to the year 1946 in an adventure that spans eight chapters and two interconnected stories (released together) that will lead into the events you know and love from The New Order.

Part one of Wolfenstein: The Old Blood – Rudi Jäger and the Den of Wolves — pits BJ Blazkowicz against a maniacal prison warden as he breaks into Castle Wolfenstein in an attempt to steal the coordinates to General Deathshead’s compound. In part two – The Dark Secrets of Helga Von Schabbs – our hero’s search for the coordinates leads him to the city of Wulfburg where an obsessed Nazi archaeologist is exhuming mysterious artifacts that threaten to unleash a dark and ancient power.

Wolfenstein: The Old Blood

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For a first look, watch our announcement trailer in the embed above, and this weekend at PAX East, look for our two-part livestream as Pete Hines and I tackle the PS4 version of the game on Twitch.TV/Twitch at 10:30 am Eastern Time on both Friday, March 6th and Saturday, March 7th.

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+ CoachOTSuns on March 4th, 2015 at 7:05 am said:

Awesome! Day 1 purchase for me. Wolfenstein is a criminally underrated ps4 game and I can’t wait for the Prequel!


+ KidGreengene on March 4th, 2015 at 7:08 am said:

This sounds awesome! I hate that it is PS4 only as I am just not a fan of buying up properties since only the companies win, but I do love that this great game is getting some love!


+ OnTheBus666 on March 4th, 2015 at 7:16 am said:

Nice I can never have enough wolfenstein. I love the enemy design in these games. Nazis are legitimately evil so it’s super fun to shoot them


+ Bellalara on March 4th, 2015 at 7:17 am said:

Sweet! I loved Wolfenstein and I can’t wait to play this now :D


+ OnTheBus666 on March 4th, 2015 at 7:18 am said:

Please run a behind the scenes for your character design! I love the look of your games


+ KidGreengene on March 4th, 2015 at 7:20 am said:

Nevermind.. I just checked and it is not a PS4 exclusive… you tricky b@st@rds!! ;) But I am now more apt to get it on PS4 knowing they didn’t buy it up. Just have to draw the line somewhere which is why I am not getting Rise of the Tomb Raider on XB1.


+ Djent_Maven on March 4th, 2015 at 7:22 am said:

Day 1! Platinumed this game and cant wait for more.

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    + Matt Grandstaff on March 4th, 2015 at 10:24 am said:

    So you’re going Double Platinum?


+ Marky360 on March 4th, 2015 at 7:26 am said:

Speak for yourself I’m definitely getting Rise of the Tomb Raider day 1 on the XB1 who cares if it’s exclusive if you have both systems just buy it and enjoy.


+ Marky360 on March 4th, 2015 at 7:33 am said:

I gotta say this looks great but I’m highly dissappointed that this is available for download only and would a appreciate it much more if it was a full retail release. Just can’t condone buying games digital it’s too much of a screw over. How about you make this game the PS4’s free PS+ game for May Sony you always do that those indies why not for a real game.


+ KidGreengene on March 4th, 2015 at 7:38 am said:

@7: I hear you. I have both systems but I don’t want to support buying up properties like that. Just my thing and my “line in the sand” is all. I’ll still get it but not retail or digital for XB1. If it doesn’t come out on PS4, then I’ll just get it used.


+ KidGreengene on March 4th, 2015 at 7:39 am said:

I wish I could edit. Sorry. Don’t care about buying properties, I meant making themed timed exclusives. I don’t care if they buy them outright but this times exclusive stuff is getting out of hand and gamers lose.


+ KillerBane91 on March 4th, 2015 at 7:47 am said:

Can this game use vita’s remote play?

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    + Matt Grandstaff on March 4th, 2015 at 10:24 am said:

    You should be able to play, but keep in mind that Wolfenstein runs at 60 FPS.


+ Anddo on March 4th, 2015 at 8:05 am said:

@11- of course it can. why wouldn’t it.

Nice price point. I’m pretty sure I’ll get this day one.

I’m currently on my first playthrough of New Order. It’s definitely lived up to the hype.


+ Gamer_USA- on March 4th, 2015 at 8:10 am said:

Wolfenstein : The new order is one of, if not the best, game available for the PS4. Please stick to the single player and fight the urge to squeeze in a unneeded multi-player.

I don’t say this often but…DAY ONE BUY! WOOT! YEAH! BABY! YIPEE!

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    + Matt Grandstaff on March 4th, 2015 at 10:25 am said:

    Very happy to hear that!


+ Jambi33 on March 4th, 2015 at 8:12 am said:

I need to finish my platinum trophy on Wolfenstein, the New Order


+ Bad_Brains on March 4th, 2015 at 8:18 am said:

Looks great!
Little confused on the “two parts.” Are we paying $20 for both together? Or $20 for each part?


+ CarlosGalvani on March 4th, 2015 at 8:24 am said:

This game will be in PS3 too?

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    + Matt Grandstaff on March 4th, 2015 at 10:25 am said:

    Just PS4 this time.


+ Welmosca on March 4th, 2015 at 8:30 am said:

Kinda disappointed,was expecting this to be a DLC…but its like a standalone DLC right?…shame.
Still need to buy The New Order but eventually I will buy The Old Blood too.
One of the reasons I support you Bethesda is because you guys are SP focused and that is rare nowadays so keep up the good work.


+ Eliehsyus_USA on March 4th, 2015 at 8:34 am said:


This game was the best fps that I’ve played on PS4!!! Awesome!!!!!


+ Welmosca on March 4th, 2015 at 8:50 am said:

@ 7 – Marky360 – Typical of your kind nah?…..real PS gamers are the ones who cares yeah those who’ve been betrayed by Square.
And how about staying quiet before spitting nonsense?….an indie game is as much of a real game as your beloved AAA games.


+ TANTAN92100 on March 4th, 2015 at 9:21 am said:

Wahou this is si good ! But I hope The next wolfenstein will be after The new order ! 😃


+ Vextalon on March 4th, 2015 at 9:29 am said:

This sounds like a interesting prequel. I never played Wolfenstein before but maybe I will after playing this game. Any chance that we can preorder the game soon on PSN? I would like a Wolfenstein dymanic theme too if that is in the works.

With all the exciting news and games that are coming out soon I might as a well start a list of whats coming and the release dates.


+ yowzagabowza on March 4th, 2015 at 9:34 am said:

Make it a Plus game. Throw us a damn bone. Its sad that i am.askings for DLC as a plus game, but im just tired of indies every month.


+ SeanStrange on March 4th, 2015 at 9:38 am said:

Loved The New Order on the PS4 so I think it’s safe to say I’m pretty hyped about this. And $20? You guys have a sale.


+ Vextalon on March 4th, 2015 at 9:45 am said:

@22. I don’t think it needs to be a PLUS game but it definitely needs a PLUS discount of atleast 10 or 20% percent. I am getting tired of free indies when I rather own most of them but rather have a full release game instead. My account needs to recover gradually from the Spring Fever sales first.


+ boomstickbhg on March 4th, 2015 at 9:48 am said:

May 5th eh? What a wonderful birthday present this game will be.

Love Wolfenstein, can’t wait to play this.


+ ElektroDragon on March 4th, 2015 at 9:57 am said:



+ medenko1975 on March 4th, 2015 at 12:23 pm said:

preorders in uk



+ livingwithoutyou on March 4th, 2015 at 12:40 pm said:

I absolutely LOVED Wolfenstein the new order but I hope this expansion adds an actually moon mission.


+ nparrish1 on March 4th, 2015 at 12:58 pm said:

Okay…so what about the doom beta?


+ Android66 on March 4th, 2015 at 2:46 pm said:

Awesome! Can’t wait! Wolfenstein was an unexpected pleasure and turned out to be one of my favorite games of 2014.

I wish more companies would do this! Year One: Release the game. Year Two: Whet our appetites for a sequel by releasing a significantly “meaty” standalone game in the same universe. Year Three: Release the next game, having had enough time to polish it. Repeat.

Instead, we get costume packs and multiplayer maps as DLC a month or two after the game releases and then nothing for the next 18 months. Or we get a rushed sequel a year later without much improvement to the original game.


+ billion_8 on March 4th, 2015 at 3:10 pm said:

Haha..shocked nazi…can’t wait.


+ plaztiksyke on March 4th, 2015 at 3:20 pm said:

any rendering improvements in this release versus the original?


+ GENETICIDE on March 4th, 2015 at 4:01 pm said:

Digital only? Pass.


+ DelicaGunz on March 4th, 2015 at 5:13 pm said:

Another Wolfenstein game to my collection. Hell Yes!!


+ hongthay on March 4th, 2015 at 5:28 pm said:

Wolfenstein the New Order surprised me with how enjoyable it was, so I am definitely looking forward to this. I recommend Wolfenstein to every shooter fan I can get to listen.


+ JohnKarnes on March 4th, 2015 at 8:59 pm said:

Thank You I well be looking for pre-orders! The new Order should have been game of the YEAR! The only game that blowed away my expectations.


+ Poopookakabumbum on March 5th, 2015 at 6:44 am said:

Is this digital only or will it be packaged with Wolfenstein in a re-release down the line?


+ Anymorrow on March 5th, 2015 at 11:27 am said:

a new wolfenstein so soon? THANK YOU :) thats like christmas to me ;) where is the option to preorder?


+ psfrits on March 6th, 2015 at 3:48 am said:

I utterly enjoyed Wolfenstein New Order, especially the beautiful but grim environments, the insane enemies! I don’t understand the bad reviews. Will buy this day 1, no question. Thanks guys from machinegames, hope it is the same quality!


+ bedroompop on March 6th, 2015 at 6:16 pm said:

L1/R1 for Aim/Shoot, pls! i can’t even play The New Order because of the controls .____.


+ Zackmuc on March 25th, 2015 at 1:18 pm said:

I bought new order one week ago and entered the code for doom beta l.. also got an email that i bought it .. but where can i download it??


+ redchest on March 29th, 2015 at 7:54 am said:

Do you have to own the new order to play this new content

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