Believe it or not, we’re less than two weeks away from the release of the standalone prequel to last year’s Wolfenstein: The New Order. Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, here we come!
Over the last few weeks on our Wolfenstein Facebook page, we’ve been sharing concept images and in-game created by the team at MachineGames. This past week’s contributions, created by artist Christoffer Lovéus, provide background on SS Paranormal Division’s astute and archaeology-obsessed leader, Helga Von Schabbs.
What are Helga’s motives? And what exactly makes her so evil. To give some background on her character, here’s MachineGames’ Senior Narrative Designer, Tommy Tordsson Björk :
“Helga is an adventurous, intelligent and obsessive tomb raider, completely callous to the suffering of others, who likes to indulge in finely aged reds from the wine cellar in Castle Wolfenstein. Coming from a noble background, she was infected with polio as a child leaving her with a stiff leg.
She is driven by the need to control her fate and make an everlasting mark on history. For Helga, joining the Nazis was, besides being appealed by the ideology, a means to accomplish this end. Through her archaeological research, she is trying to connect her blood-line to King Otto, the Holy Roman Emperor.”
If you’ve missed any of our other preview art, check out the slideshow below featuring some of the highlights, and LIKE the official Wolfenstein Facebook page to see new content first. And elsewhere, we recommend checking out Executive Producer Jerk Gustafsson interview with Gamespot, as well as his newly-minted podcast with Xbox’s Major Nelson.
Between now and launch on May 5th, we’ll have plenty more to share on The Old Blood — gameplay content, written features, and more.