Today Bethesda announced Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, a standalone prequel to MachineGame’s Wolfenstein: The New Order. Taking place in an alternate-history 1496, the game will yet again follow BJ Blazkowicz in his bloody fight against the Nazis.

The game will tell two interconnected stories, told across eight chapters. Rudi Jäger and the Den of Wolves has Blazkowicz infiltrating the infamous Castle Wolfenstein in order to find the coordinates of General Deathshead’s compound. The search for the coordinates continues in The Dark Secrets of Helga Von Schabbs, in which our hero finds the city of Wolfburg where a Nazi archeologist is searching for ancient artifacts that hold dark powers.

Wolfenstein: The Old Blood will launch May 5 on Xbox One for $19.99. The first gameplay footage will be revealed at PAX East this weekend, and will be streamed on Twitch. Until then, you can check out the announcement trailer after the jump.

Source: Bethesda Blog