Wolfenstein: The Old Blood arrives in May

Bethesda has announced the upcoming launch of Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, which is bid as a standalone prequel to Wolfenstein: The New Order. This prequel is set in 1946 with B.J Blazkowicz taking the lead in an effort to stop the Nazis' nearing victory. There are two missions to the game, one that involves breaking into Castle Wolfenstein and the other that takes players to Wulfburg city to find a "Nazi archaeologist" unearthing powers that could, says the maker, doom everyone.

Bethesda announced the new title today, revealing alongside it a trailer and details about what gamers can expect. The Old Blood is being developed at MachineGames, and will be launching on May 5, 2015 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. When it arrives, gamers will be able to download a digital copy for $19.99 USD.

There aren't any more details beyond that, but you can get a look at a bunch of gameplay footage in the trailer above (NSFW). It is joined a retro-thriller soundtrack and styles, so that's exciting. Be sure to watch it until the very end, as there's a bit more footage after the "credits".

Said MachineGames' executive producer Jerk Gustafsson, "Diving back into the world of Wolfenstein has really been fun for us. We've enjoyed exploring the events leading up to The New Order. We think fans will really enjoy the story, all the action and, of course, jumping back into the combat with new weapons."