Wolfenstein: The Old Blood is an action-adventure first-person shooter video game developed by MachineGames and published by Bethesda Softworks. It is scheduled for release on May 5, 2015 for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. The game is an expansion pack in the Wolfenstein series, and a prequel to 2014’s Wolfenstein: The New Order. Set in 1946, the single-player story follows war veteran William “B.J.” Blazkowicz and his efforts to discover the locations of a Nazi compound.
The game is played from a first-person perspective and its levels are navigated on foot. The story is arranged in chapters, which players complete in order to progress through the story. It is also separated into two interconnected campaigns. The game features a variety of weapons, most of which can be dual wielded. A cover system is also present.Development began in 2014, soon after the release of The New Order.
The game will be split into two interconnected stories. In the first part, titled Rudi Jäger and the Den of Wolves, William “B.J.” Blazkowicz (Brian Bloom) attempts to break into Castle Wolfenstein to steal the coordinates to the compound of General Wilhelm “Deathshead” Strasse (Dwight Schultz). In the second part, titled The Dark Secrets of Helga Von Schabbs, Blazkowicz travels to Wulfburg, where he meets a Nazi archaeologist who is discovering several artifacts that threaten to release a “dark and ancient power”.