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Wolfenstein: Youngblood release date and story trailer revealed

Published: 20:06, 27 March 2019
Picture of BJ Blazkowicz's daughters in Wolfenstein: Youngblood
Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Bethesda Softworks have announced that Wolfenstein: Youngblood will be released on 26 June 2019. The announcement came with the story trailer and the company revealed the buddy system which will allow players to experience it for free.

Wolfenstein: Youngblood's protagonists, the twin daughters of B.J. Blazkowiz and Anya Oliwa, have been shown in action for the first time in the trailer above. They are apparently in their late teens and are looking for their father who has dropped off the grid and the road, or in their case the sky, takes them to New Paris which is still under Nazi control.

Joining B.J.'s girls in the trailer is seemingly Little Abby, the daughter of Super Spesh and Grace Walker. The latter has now become the head of FBI, which probably explains how her daughter managed to help Jessica and Sophia hijack the Bureau's helicopter.

Keeping in mind the time that has passed given that the girls' age, Youngblood will be set in 1980 which is the reason behind the trailer's neon graphics and synthwave music. 

According to the description of the trailer, this will be the first game in the series that will be an open-ended co-op adventure, which happens to be directly connected with one of the most interesting monetisation strategies seen lately. The deluxe edition of the game will include a Cyborg Skin Pack as well as a buddy pass.

The latter bonus means that the person who buys the game will be able to designate a friend they want to play with, which will, in turn, mean that the friend doesn't need to buy the game in order to play it, as long as they are in the same session as the game owner. A similar system was present in A Way Out but that game didn't wall it behind the deluxe edition.

Bethesda  B.J. Blazkowicz holding a big gun on his shoulder, looking towards the camera Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Still, it is one of the better incentives for a deluxe edition lately, but it's not exactly like the competition is strong. On the bright side of things, Wolfenstein: Youngblood will be released simultaneously for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.

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