Bethesda Reveals Wolfenstein: Youngblood Release Date and New Gameplay Trailer

Posted by: Sam Tree | 27 March 2019

Bethesda has released a new gameplay trailer for the upcoming – and co-operative – Wolfenstein: Youngblood

In a first for the series Wolfenstein: Youngblood will allow two players to take control of Jess and Soph Blazkowicz, the twin daughters of William Joseph “B.J.” Blazkowicz, in a bid to find their father who has gone missing in Nazi-occupied Paris.

Along with the new co-op system, Youngblood will also feature some newly added RPG elements. Players can explore Paris and take on the Nazi occupation while levelling up, unlocking new abilities, gadgets, weapons, cosmetics and more.

Players can take on the Nazi forces with an AI partner or a friend. Players who purchase the Deluxe Edition of Wolfenstein: Youngblood will also get access to the “Buddy Pass” which will allow a friend to download and progress normally through the game while playing with someone who owns the full game. Interestingly, the Buddy Pass can be reused as many times as you want; though only one friend at a time can use it.

Wolfenstein: Youngblood is in co-development between MachineGames and Arkane Studios; the two have come together to offer a different type of entry into the popular franchise.

“This opportunity to co-develop our next installment of the Wolfenstein series with Arkane Studios in Lyon is a great example of how we can be stronger as part of the ZeniMax family,” says Jerk Gustafsson, Game Director at MachineGames. “This collaboration and sharing of our respective expertise has not only resulted in a truly great and completely new Wolfenstein experience, but it has also brought our two studios closer together in a friendship that will be of tremendous value in our continuous efforts to craft beautiful, original and fun video games.”

“Arkane is working on a number of exciting projects,” continues Dinga Bakaba, Game Director at Arkane Studios in Lyon. “But when we got this opportunity to join forces with our MachineGames friends on Youngblood, we were thrilled. It’s been an honor to help realize this vision of two sisters fighting back against a fascist regime in the streets of 1980s Paris. This has also been a unique chance to bring an Arkane touch to the Wolfenstein IP, and we’ve been able to gather some learnings from one of the most talented studios in the world in the process.”

Due for release on the 26th of July 2019 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch, players who pre-order Wolfenstein: Youngblood will also get access to the Legacy Pack which contains a set of cosmetic items:

  • The Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus Jacket Power Suit
  • BJ’s US Army Power Suit
  • The Wolfenstein: Old Blood Pipe
  • The Wolfenstein: Old Blood Knife
  • A WW2 Weapon Skin Set for all ranged weapons

Let us know what you think about the co-op feature of Youngblood in the comments below. Will this entice you to pick up the game even if you’ve not played previous entries in the series?


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