Wolfenstein: Youngblood is the latest in MachineGames’ excellent singleplayer FPS series, a standalone sequel to Wolfenstein: The New Colossus and the first game in the series where beloved B.J. Blazkowicz is not the protagonist. Details on this latest chapter of the Wolfenstein universe are scarce so far, but have a delve into our Wolfenstein: Youngblood guide for everything we know so far, from release date and trailer info to details on story, combat, co-op multiplayer, and much more.
Wolfenstein: Youngblood release date
Wolfenstein: Youngblood is set to publish sometime in 2019, but that’s all we get from MachineGames for now. Mum’s been the word so far regarding any further details on further release date details. Disappointing, I know; but be sure to check back here for any updates in the interim.
Wolfenstein: Youngblood trailer
If you want to take a look at the E3 2018 announcement trailer for Wolfenstein: Youngblood, better do so now, because we’ll be referring back to this trailer later. This is all we’ve got so far on the story, setting, combat, and atmosphere of the upcoming Wolfenstein title, so let’s study it and break it all down together.
Wolfenstein: Youngblood is a spin-off
Wolfenstein: Youngblood is not the third major instalment in the rebooted Wolfenstein series, but a spin-off sequel to Wolfenstein: The New Colossus. We should look to their previous spin-off, 2015’s Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, as a reasonable estimate of how long Youngblood will take to play through, and how much content we’ll find packed inside.
The story of Wolfenstein: Youngblood
Youngblood marks a serious departure for the rebooted series in that it is the first game in which you don’t control BJ Blazkowicz; instead, you experience the journey of his two daughters, Jess and Soph. The events of Youngblood leap forward twenty years after The New Colossus, taking place in the 1980s where the twins are all grow’d up and look to take after both Sarah Connor (in her sense of style) and BJ (in his desire to rid the world of the seemingly irrepressible Nazi regime).
The premise is that good old Papa Blazkowicz has gone missing in action over in Paris, and the kids must embark on a mission into France’s capital, which is undoubtedly still heavily Nazified despite the attempts of the Kreisau Circle over the past two decades to rid the world of their enemies for good.
Wolfenstein: Youngblood co-op
During the game’s announcement on the stage of E3 2018, Executive Producer of MachineGames, Jerk Gustafsson, revealed to tumultuous applause that Wolfenstein: Youngblood will indeed feature a fully functional co-op campaign mode. This means each of you will control one of BJ’s twin daughters, and work in tandem to rain hell down upon all Nazis in your path.
But if the thought of finding a friend to play this with makes you perspire, don’t worry; you can play through the entirety of Wolfenstein: Youngblood solo if that’s more your speed.
Wolfenstein: Youngblood combat
So far there’s not much to go on regarding Wolfenstein: Youngblood’s combat, but from the snippets we see of the twins in the announcement trailer, it looks as though one of the sisters is more of a close-quarters fan, as we see her spending the entire trailer wailing on a poor punching bag playing the part of Evil Nazi #1. The other sister appears to focus more on long-range gunplay, as we are treated to several shots of her with hunting rifle in hand, and one of her in the wilderness facing off against an unsuspecting ram playing the part of Evil Nazi #2.
So we can infer that the two sisters have different combat focuses. The question of whether we can switch between the two twins at will or pick one and stick with them throughout the solo campaign remains unclear.
Weapons and armour in Youngblood
We’re also treated to a final shot of the two Blazkowiczians clad in some pretty nifty armour that bears a lot of visual similarities to the Da’at Yichud-manufactured super-suits we’ve seen in the previous games; and what’s more, one appears to be toting a Laserkraftwerk super-weapon, while the other sports an equally hefty Dieselkraftwerk super-weapon. Both pieces of tech featured prominently in the previous game, though this would be the first time we see both weapons together, as in The New Colossus you are limited to either one or the other.
That’s pretty much everything we know so far of Wolfenstein: Youngblood; but we’ll be sure to keep this page updated with any new details, trailers, and news as they arrive. So check back soon!