Wolfenstein: The Old Blood video says game is "dripping with history"

Wolfenstein: The Old Blood

Just in case your eyes aren't already full of Wolfenstein: The Old Blood video, here's another one featuring Bethesda's Gary Steinman, (once of this parish), explaining some of the more interesting aspects about traveling back in time to hang a job on the Nazis.

Steinman says The Old Blood is "dripping with history," although not history in the sense of things that actually happened in the past. Instead, it's the history of Wolfenstein: The New Order, which becomes the videogame present when Nazi-stomper extraordinaire B.J. Blazkowicz travels into the past to throw a wrench into the gears of Der Führer's war machine.

The Old Blood will be split into two separate stories, Rudi Jäger and the Den of Wolves and The Dark Secrets of Helga Von Schabbs, which will see the appearance of the zombie hoard, some of whom will even be packing heat. All in all, it looks to fit nicely with the "B-movie vibe" Bethesda has promised, telling "a lighter story at a brisker pace," and it's great to lay eyes on the old Castle Wolfenstein again, too. Love those gondolas!

Wolfenstein: The Old Blood is out on May 5—that's tomorrow! If you just can't wait, you can catch an hour of straight-up gameplay right here.

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.