It's been a busy year for MachineGames after launching Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus last year and then releasing multiple expansions to expand the experience for fans. With the game quickly approaching it's release date for the Nintendo Switch later this month, the team had one more surprise for players. During Bethesda's E3 2018 press conference, members of MachineGames announced new content that expands the narrative.
Known as Wolfenstein Youngblood, this downloadable content continues to advance the story from Wolfenstein 2 by putting players in the shoes of BJ Blazkowicz' twin daughters. Touted as a new co-op adventure, players will be fighting Nazis in 1980's Paris, France. Specific details were not provided, but an announcement trailer has provided a few hints on what to expect.
As expected, the trailer shows a Nazi ruled alternative timeline. Longtime series protagonist, BJ Blazkowicz narrates the video trying to give his daughters a heads up on what fighting the Nazis is like and what it'll take to survive. The trailer may give a clue to what the gameplay will be like as both daughters appear to be skilled in very different types of combat. While one daughter is shown training in hand to hand combat on a heavy bag, the other appears to prefer combat at a distance with a sniper rifle.
While not specifically stated, it appears that Youngblood is likely going to be a standalone expansion, similar to what Bethesda and MachineGames did with Wolfenstein: The Old Blood for the previous game. As it stands now, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus has its own set of expansions players can pick up individually or as part of the season pass.
Wolfenstein Youngblood arrives sometime in 2019.