Yesterday, the world observed the 75th anniversary of the D-Day Landings in Normandy, France. The largest invasion operation in history, it eventually led to the defeat of Nazi Germany a year after. But whilst Nazi Germany was defeated in World War II, its aims and ideals still remains in people who are set on the supremacy of a race over other races; and in recent years, it is making a comeback with the rise of the far right aiming for power in familiar battlegrounds, the countries in Europe.
Nazis are the favourite villains in video games. The video game which paved the way for high stakes first person shooting gaming segment in the video game industry was based on a story to escape a Nazi prison and kill Hitler in the end. “Wolfenstein 3D” released in 1992 was the third in the “Castle Wolfenstein” story and has established FPS gaming as here to say with millions of FPS players playing concurrently various FPS titles at anytime.
The Nazi-killing spree continues with the Wolfenstein franchise, and in this decade, players are put in an alternative universe in which the Nazi Germany won World War II and have occupied the whole Western World. The last release “Wolfenstein II: The New Collosus” in 2017 in which the main protagonist in the series, William "B.J." Blazkowicz finally leading a revolution in America to liberate the country from the Nazi occupiers. It won "Best Action Game" at the The Game Awards 2017.
Now, for those who miss Nazi-killing in video games can get their chance again next month. Bethesda are now taking pre-orders for "Wolfenstein: Youngblood" which places the player as either Jess or Soph Blazkowicz, one of the twin daughters of B.J. Blazkowicz, who are now adults in the 1980s. They travel to occupied Paris to search for their father and help the French resistance liberate their country from the Nazis.
For “Youngblood”, there is a cooperative game so you can play through the campaign with a mate who will play the other twin sister though there is no split window feature for the game. If there is one available, the other twin will be played by an AI. The game will be more open-ended and branching which means there will be side missions to keep the player occupied throughout the story.
There will be new abilities, weaponry, and new RPG elements. There will be more mechanical enemies to battle and familiar Paris landmarks will be part of the game environment.
The price of the game is said to be US$29.99 for the standard edition and there is the Deluxe Edition tha will set you back US$39.99 but will also get the player access to a Buddy Pass where he/she can bring a long a friend who doesn't have the game to play for free. It will be playable on the Xbox One, PS4, PC, and Nintendo Switch on the 26th of July 2019.