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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.

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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…

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Swede Dreams: More Nightmares Coming to The Old Blood

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With last year’s studio-debut title, Wolfenstein: The New Order, Sweden-based MachineGames established how they could move B.J. Blazkowicz into an era of story-driven, first-person shooters while staying true to the series legacy and roots. They also proved they can they can make a pretty good homage to the 1992 id Software original — hiding the game’s first level as an Easter Egg.

Nostalgic fans that enjoyed this trip down memory lane will be happy to know that Nightmare Mode has returned in Wolfenstein: The Old Blood. Speaking with MachineGame’s Managing Director & Executive Producer, Jerk Gustafsson, we’re happy to report that the entire first episode of Wolf 3D can be found by carefully exploring the contents of The Old Blood.

To learn a little more about the process of bringing the cult classic back, Jerk was nice enough to answer some of our Bethesda Blog questions.

How many Nightmare levels are in The Old Blood?

There are nine Nightmare levels in The Old Blood – one for each chapter in the game. One great improvement we’ve done for The Old Blood is that players will be able to replay each Nightmare level. As soon as you wake up from a Nightmare – by dying, by completing the level or by using the new “wake up” option — you will always be able to go back to bed and enter the Nightmare again.

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Bethesda TwitchWorks Returns to Castle Wolfenstein

Our newly-announced standalone prequel to Wolfenstein: The New Order, The Old Blood, brings fans back to a familiar locale — Castle Wolfenstein! But before you return to Castle Wolfenstein, we’re going to play Return to Castle Wolfenstein (RTCW)– the 2001 classic. Confused… hmmm… moving on.

In RTCW, BJ’s breakin’ out of the dungeon to hunt down and stop Heinrich Himmler, facing zombies and freakish experiments along the way. Return to Castle Wolfenstein with us this Friday at 4pm ET only on Twitch.TV/Bethesda.

And before we return to Return to Castle Wolfenstein, you can see Part One & Part Two of the PAX East gameplay reveal of Wolfenstein: The Old Blood on YouTube.com/BethesdaSoftworks.

Wolfenstein: The Old Blood – Twitch Gameplay Reveal

This week Bethesda TwitchWorks comes in at a special time!

Tune into Twitch.TV/Twitch, or watch our Bethesda channel re-host of the world premiere of gameplay for Wolfenstein: The Old Blood.

The stream, featuring Pete Hines and myself, starts live from PAX East at 10:30 am est on both Friday, March 6th and Saturday, March 7th!

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Before The New Order…

… there was The Old Blood!

This morning we’re excited to announce what our friends and colleagues at MachineGames are up to: an all-new standalone prequel to everyone’s favorite Nazi-blasting first-person shooter of 2014, Wolfenstein: The New Order!

Arriving digitally on May 5th for $19.99/£14.99 /€19.99/$39.95 AUS on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, Wolfenstein: The Old Blood takes our hero BJ Blazkowicz back to the year 1946 in an adventure that spans eight chapters and two interconnected stories (released together) that will lead into the events you know and love from The New Order.

Part one of Wolfenstein: The Old BloodRudi Jäger and the Den of Wolves — pits BJ Blazkowicz against a maniacal prison warden as he breaks into Castle Wolfenstein in an attempt to steal the coordinates to General Deathshead’s compound. In part two – The Dark Secrets of Helga Von Schabbs – our hero’s search for the coordinates leads him to the city of Wulfburg where an obsessed Nazi archaeologist is exhuming mysterious artifacts that threaten to unleash a dark and ancient power.

For a first look, watch our announcement trailer in the embed above, and this weekend at PAX East, look for our two-part livestream happening on Twitch.TV/Twitch at 10:30 am est on both Friday, March 6th and Saturday, March 7th.

Wolfenstein Wins Game of the Year at the 4th Annual New York Game Awards

34861_2_4Last night, the The New York Videogame Critics Circle held their 4th Annual game awards where Wolfenstein: The New Order won of Game of the Year! To add to the excitement, the East Coast was greeted with a pretty massive snowstorm which made it pretty difficult for Pete Hines to get to NYC to make an acceptance speech. So that left only one option.

Introducing the first-ever New York Game Award accepted in a snowstorm with Pete Hines.

Congratulations to the Machinegames team on the (wintery) victory!

Bethesda TwitchWorks: Don’t Get Left at the Gibraltar

This week we’re proud to present a new Wolfenstein developer commentary courtesy of senior gameplay designer, Andreas Öjerfors and team at Machinegames. Andreas takes us on an intimate journey through the development of Chapter 12, the Gibraltar bridge.

Following the commentary we’ll be taking it back to a classic time, a Wolfenstein 3D time to see just how far we can get through the game. Be sure to tune in for this nostalgic and informative Wolfenstein adventure — you could even win a copy of “The Art of Wolfenstein: The New Order“!

All of the fun begins at 4pm EDT this Friday (September 19th) on Twitch.tv/Bethesda.

And to see the whole developer commentary in high definition, you can catch see it below the break.

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On the Storefront: UAC Tee and Wolf LP!

E3 saw the release of the DOOM Teaser. Show off your excitement (and pride) for DOOM with the new UAC — that’s Union Aerospace Corporation tshirt.

AND in case you missed it, we wanted help you grow your vinyl collection with tracks inspired by and used in Wolfenstein: The New Order.

Pre-order the Neumond Classics: Superhits of the 1960s LP to be able to listen to all your favorite Neumond songs the way they were meant to be heard!

Side Eine:

  1. Viktor & Die Vokalisten – Berlin Boys & Stuttgart Girls
  2. Wílbert Eckart und seine Volksmusík Stars – House of the Rising Sun
  3. Schwarz-Rote Welle – Ich bin überall
  4. Hans – Mein kleiner VW

Side Zwei:

  1. Die Käfer – Mond, Mond, Ja, Ja!
  2. Karl & Karla – Tapferer kleiner Liebling
  3. The Bunkers – Toe the Line
  4. The Comet Tails – Weltraumsurfen
  5. Die Schäferhunde – Zug nach Hamburg

In other Wolfenstore news, we’re pleased to share that the Panzerhund Edition — a collection of Wolfenstein: The New Order goodies — is available with free shipping in the continental United States.