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The Old Blood oozes onto consoles and PC today

That impressive-looking expansion for Wolfenstein: The New Order is finally here and ready to storm the castle.

The year is 1946 and the Nazis are on the brink of winning World War II. In an effort to turn the tide in the Allies’ favor, B.J. Blazkowicz must embark on an epic, two-part mission deep within Bavaria. 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 artefacts that threaten to unleash a dark and ancient power.

If you missed last year’s Wolfenstein revamp shame on you. It was one of the best FPS’ in recent years and a terrifically made game all-around. Even if you didn’t buy into that game though, you can play today’s The Old Blood without issue, and that’s because this is a prequel to The New Order. So actually, you could play this one and then slide right into the previous release and you’d be right on top of things.

As you can see from the preview, The Old Blood is actually kind of a remake of the original Castle Wolfenstein game that graced the PC waaaaaaay back in 1992. It sounds and looks like a great one too, with 8 chapters in total (split amongst two installments) and a pair of interconnected stories.

You can grab Wolfenstein: The Old Blood right now for $19.99 USD on PS4, Xbox One, or the PC, via digital download.

About Jason Micciche

Jason's been knee deep in videogames since he was but a lad. Cutting his teeth on the pixely glory that was the Atari 2600, he's been hack'n'slashing and shoot'em'uping ever since. Mainly an FPS and action guy, Jason enjoys the occasional well crafted title from every genre.

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