In the second installment of our This is The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited video series, we explore the variety of activities you can enjoy with friends in ESOTU. From the Alliance War in Cyrodiil to Trials and dungeons to World Bosses and beyond, fun and adventure are always right around the corner when you team up with allies. Watch the video to learn more!
If you’ve already played MachineGames’, you know there’s plenty of memorable set pieces across the game’s two acts. These moments, and even more subtle ones, are captured magnificently by Flickr user K putt in astounding 4K detail.
Catch this screen and more in their full 4K glory from K putt here.
Need more reasons to make a return trip to Castle Wolfenstein. At Gamespot, Daniel Hindes explores the allure of the castle — comparing visits from Wolfenstein 3D, Return to Castle Wolfenstein, and the newly-released The Old Blood.
And after the break, catch the latest review scores for The Old Blood…
In the first This is The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited video, we explore the freedom to forge your own path in Tamriel and the countless choices you’ll face along the way. Deciding your race, alliance, class, playstyle, and ability specializations are just the beginning. Watch the video to learn more!
That’s right, today you can download the prequel for Wolfenstein: The New Order on your PlayStation 4, PC, or Xbox One. Don’t have The New Order? Doesn’t matter. The Old Blood is a standalone digital title that doesn’t require a purchase of last year’s award-winning shooter. But be warned: once you’ve played through The Old Blood, you’re going be ready for more.
If you’ve missed any of our details on the game, be sure to check out these features:
- See the Bethesda Blog written and video previews spanning both halves of The Old Blood.
- Learn about the new improves to Nightmare Mode in an interview with MachineGames’ Jerk Gustafsson.
- See the concept art that led to The Old Blood on our official Wolfenstein Facebook page.
Make your return to Castle Wolfenstein (and beyond) today.
Looking for a boxed copy. The Old Blood will also have a physical release in Europe on May 15, and in Australia/New Zealand on May 14.
As we’ve stated previously, you don’t need Wolfenstein: The New Order to play The Old Blood. They’re separate games, and there is no save file carryover between the two. If you’re into great first-person shooter games, we’d certainly love you to play both. If you’ve played The New Order already, it’ll be exciting to see how the early events of the game were set into motion. If you haven’t played either, the $20 price tag gives you a great introduction into MachineGames’ new take on the Wolfenstein universe.
We’ll leave it up to you to determine how your loved ones experience the two games — deciding between playing the original or the prequel first.
Pre-Load and System Requirements after the break…
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.
If you played through Wolfenstein: The New Order, you know that the game’s replayability is strengthened by the gameplay-based, goal-oriented perk system. The standalone Wolfenstein: The Old Blood (out on May 5 digitally, and physically in EU on May 15) shares this in common with last year’s release.
This week on our official Wolfenstein Facebook page, we’ll be previewing some of these perks, which also unlock achievements on Xbox One/Steam and trophies on PlayStation 4.
For a preview of how this system will work in The Old Blood, we’ll be sharing details on some of our favorites this week on the official Wolfenstein Facebook page. Here’s a sneak peek at today’s unveil of the “Can Carry Machine Guns” Perk:
“Can Carry Heavy Machine Gun” Perk
How to Get It: Pull off 200 kills using MG46.
What It Does: You no longer need to leave heavy machine guns behind. Can carry a heavy machinegun in your inventory/weapon wheel.
Be sure to tune in every day this week on Facebook.com/Wolfenstein to see other new perks and Trophies/Achievements revealed.
Find out Juli Kidman’s fate in The Evil Within: The Consequence — available today across all the main game’s platforms for $9.99.
If you’ve played The Evil Within’s first DLC, you know Kidman is precariously stuck between completing her assignment from the Mystery Man of Mobius or staying loyal to Sebastian and Joseph. The Consequence picks up right where The Assignment left off and provides a balance of stealth-action and gunplay. That’s right – this time Juli’s packing heat.
Haven’t played The Assignment yet? Double dip on your Kidman quests by purchasing The Evil Within’s Season Pass for $19.99. The pass will give you access to both released DLCs, as well as the upcoming download, The Executioner.
Prepare yourself for these concluding chapters with our release day gameplay trailer embedded above. To keep up on the latest community news for The Evil Within, be sure to keep tabs on the game’s official Instagram, Tumblr, Facebook, and Twitter accounts.
The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited — coming June 9th to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 — has arrived for PC and Mac! Featuring the entire original game and all six major content updates since launch – including the new Justice and Champion Systems – there’s never been a better time to play The Elder Scrolls with your friends. Rally your most trusted allies, take up your sword, and get ready to experience everything Tamriel has to offer with no restrictions!
If you previously purchased ESO, your characters are ready to continue the adventure right now—all you have to do is run the launcher to patch up and get back in the game. And if you’re currently subscribed, you’ve automatically become a member of ESO Plus, our new premium membership! As a member, you’re going to get some great in-game bonuses (like additional experience gain) and a monthly allotment of crowns—virtual currency you can spend in the new Crown Store on great cosmetic and convenience items.
New players only need to make the one-time purchase of The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited to get into the action. Whether you plan to quest alone, explore with your friends, or join massive siege battles in the Alliance War, now is the perfect time to join us in Tamriel.