Developer MachineGames and publisher Bethesda Softworks announced plans today to release Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, a stand alone prequel to their acclaimed 2014 first person shooter Wolfenstein: The New Order. The game will launch May 5 for the Xbox One, among other platforms, for $19.99.

Here's what you can expect from this prequel:

"Wolfenstein: The Old Blood takes our hero BJ Blazkowicz back to the year 1946 in an adventure that spans eight chapters and two interconnected stories (released together) that will lead into the events you know and love from The New Order. Part one of Wolfenstein: The Old Blood – Rudi Jäger and the Den of Wolves — pits BJ Blazkowicz against a maniacal prison warden as he breaks into Castle Wolfenstein in an attempt to steal the coordinates to General Deathshead's compound. In part two – The Dark Secrets of Helga Von Schabbs – our hero's search for the coordinates leads him to the city of Wulfburg where an obsessed Nazi archaeologist is exhuming mysterious artifacts that threaten to unleash a dark and ancient power."

We really enjoyed Wolfenstein: The New Order and hope this prequel brings us at least more of the same great single player gameplay.

Source: Beth blog