The horror of the Nazis is that they didn’t have cyberodogs or moonbases or power armour: everything they did was regular people, plain and simple and awful. Back in the zany comedy world of video game Nazis, though, you can now go on another merry adventure into Naziland with all sorts of new (or old, really) kooky mechaNazis.
Wolfenstein: The Old Blood [official site], a standalone budget-priced prequel to the splendid Wolfenstein: The New Order, is now out. Alec will be telling us Wot He Thinks soonish but for now, hey look, it’s out and I have some moving pictures to show you.
The Old Blood jumps back to 1946, revisiting dear old Castle Wolfenstein and the nearby city of Wulfburg. They are, naturally, swarming with more primitive, experimental forms of cyberNazi and, of course, Nazi zombies. B.J. Blazkowicz will venture back in to murder the heck out of them. To help with that, he finds new weapons like double-barrelled semi-auto shotguns (yes, please), a grenade pistol (yes, thank you), a bolt-action rifle (oh, you’re spoiling me), and a pipe which can be dual-wielded to club and stab the heck outta Nazis but also climb walls and smash open routes.
Wolfenstein: The Old Blood is on Steam for £14.99/$19.99. A bundle with The Old Blood and The New Order will run you £29.99.
Anywho, here’s the launch trailer:
And here’s another recent trailer with a really practised speech explaining what’s going on: