The newest game in the Wolfenstein series, Wolfenstein: Youngblood, is heading to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Switch on July 26 this year. Here’s everything we know so far about the blood-soaked alternative spin on history…
1. You won’t be playing as BJ Blazkowicz
The hero for the majority of the Wolfenstein series has been BJ Blazkowicz, an American spy with Polish and Jewish heritage. He’s an avid hater of the Nazi regime, and it appears that the heroes of this game are no different.
Set 19 years after the events of Wolfenstein II, The New Colossus, Youngblood follows the story of BJ’s twin daughters, Jess and Soph Blazkowicz, as they search for their father in an alternate history version of 1980s Paris, which is under Nazi control. All the twins have to go on is a rumour of BJ’s last sighting in the catacombs beneath the streets of Paris, and a helping hand in the form of souped-up Power Suits and weapons to help them take down any Nazis who get in their way.
2. There’s double the trouble
As Wolfenstein: Youngblood is the first modern co-op game in the series, both Jess and Soph will be the game’s protagonists. If you choose to go it alone, the other twin will be an AI companion, or you can team up with a friend and take down the Nazi regime together.
That’s not the only co-op part of the game though. There are also tag team manoeuvers and co-op moves that the twins can perform together to inflict devastating damage, and even co-op weapons like the ridiculously powerful Tesla Gun. We can’t wait to see what that one looks like…
3. You’ll get to explore Nazi-occupied Paris
The twins have a secret base of operations located deep in the Parisian Catacombs. From there, they can venture out to explore Paris and its familiar landmarks, take on a wide variety of anti-Nazi missions, and unlock powerful new weapons, abilities, and handy gadgets as they go.
Plan the timing and scale of your missions cleverly, because you’ll need all the help you can get to dismantle the Nazi regime. The developers have also made a point of saying that Wolfenstein: Youngblood is more open-ended than any game in the series yet, so we can’t wait to see what sort of secrets we can uncover.
4. You can make the game your own
Thanks to the open-ended exploration element, there are plenty of weapons, gadgets, and abilities to unlock, so it’ll be possible to really tailor your character’s stats and items to suit your individual playstyle. Oh, and there are plenty of skins and emotes to let you customise your antics to perfection.
Some of the items and weapons will be familiar to Wolfenstein veterans, like the Dieselkraftwerk and Shockhammer, while others, like the Tesla Gun and Elektrokraftwerk, are brand new additions. What’s certain is that they’re all going to help you obliterate the bad guys in style.
5. It sounds like a classic 80s action movie
Since Wolfenstein: Youngblood is set in the 80s, we were really hoping for some great background music for our Nazi-hunting antics. Fortunately, the soundtrack certainly delivers on that front.
Taking heavy inspiration from the synthy tones of the very best action movies of the 80s, it’s both perfect for the time period and really, really good for battling bad guys to. That’s one we’ll be listening to on the morning commute for sure.
6. The Deluxe Edition comes with a Buddy Pass
If you choose to buy the Deluxe Edition, you’ll be able to invite a friend to play with you remotely – even if they don’t own Wolfenstein: Youngblood themselves.
The Buddy Pass will let one friend at a time download and play the game completely for free, as long as they’re playing with you, and they’ll have the option to upgrade to the full game whenever they want.
You can pre-order Wolfenstein: Youngblood over at GAME right here, or catch up on its prequel here. And if you want the latest news, features, and deals from GAME, sign up to our newsletter today!
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