Wolfenstein: Youngblood Launches July 26, Adds Switch Version

Wolfenstein: Youngblood – Revolutions Are Better with Friends

BJ Blazkowicz has gone missing in Paris, and it’s up to his twin daughters, Jess and Soph, to track him down.

Wolfenstein: Youngblood drops you into 80s Nazi-occupied Paris, and for the first time in the series, you’ll be able to explore the world of Wolfenstein and wreck Nazis with a partner. Get your first look at the cooperative gameplay in this new trailer and get ready for revolution when Wolfenstein: Youngblood launches on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC on July 26, 2019.

The City of Lights and Blood

Jess and Soph Blazkowicz will stop at nothing to find their father, and that includes taking on the Nazi forces in Paris, France. Establish your home base deep in the Parisian Catacombs and tackle missions in any order you want. Team up with a friend or play with an AI companion and obliterate the Nazi regime.

Along with the newly added co-op system, Youngblood features some newly added RPG elements. Explore Paris and take on the Nazis to level up and unlock new abilities, weapon attachments, gadgets, cosmetics and more. You’ll have access to updated and improved New Colossus weapons like the Dieselkraftwerk, Shockhammer (now called the Kugelgewehr), Laserkraftwerk and more, and you’ll also be able to tear through the fascist hordes with a number of new weapons like the iconic Maschinepistole and the devastatingly powerful Elektrokraftwerk.

A Tale of Two Studios

On its face, Youngblood tells the story of two sisters, but behind the scenes, it also tells the story of two sister studios. MachineGames has partnered with the creative talents at Arkane Studios in Lyon to bring you the latest installment in this series.

“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.”

Buddy Pass

When you pick up the Wolfenstein: Youngblood Deluxe Edition, you’ll get the Buddy Pass, meaning you can partner up with a friend, even if that friend doesn’t own the game. As long as that friend is playing with you, they’ll be able to download and play Youngblood for free, all thanks to the Buddy Pass. The Buddy Pass can only be provided to one friend at a time, but it can be reused as many times as you want. Those playing using a friend’s Buddy Pass can choose to upgrade to the full game and play on their own or with other players at any time.

In addition to the Buddy Pass, the Deluxe Edition also gets you the Cyborg Skin Pack, a cosmetic pack designed to give you that titanium Terminator look. The Cyborg Skin Pack includes a shiny new skin for the twins’ Power Suits, guns, combat knives and hatchets.

Pre-Order Bonuses

Pre-order Wolfenstein: Youngblood (Standard Edition: $29.99, Deluxe Edition: $39.99) and receive the Legacy Pack, a set of cosmetic items that include the following:

• 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

Get even more info on Wolfenstein: Youngblood in the official FAQ.