Bethesda's E3 2018 press conference proved to be an excellent hunting ground for shooter fans, and of particular interest was Wolfenstein: Youngblood, a new game in the Wolfenstein series. One of the longest-running shooter properties around, the franchise has seen a major resurgence of late, and last year's Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus proved to be fantastic, Nazi-killing action.
Of course, Bethesda has not only kept an eye on Wolfenstein. 2016's Doom reboot was a huge success, and it came as no surprise that a sequel to the game would be announced at E3 2018. Dubbed Doom Eternal, some FPS fans may have been left wondering whether there would be enough space under the publisher's banner to keep so many huge franchises running at the same time.
Nonetheless, Wolfenstein: Youngblood made a big impression at E3 2018. The title is going in a slightly different direction than the previous Wolfenstein games, with gameplay that can either be completed in single player or as a co-operative experience. The reveal trailer for the game can be seen above.
There's a good reason for cooperative play to be a focus on Wolfenstein: Youngblood. In the game, the players will take the roles of Jess and Soph, the twin daughters of long-time Wolfenstein protagonist B.J. Blazkowicz. There's also a significant time jump here, with the game due to be set in the 1980s and in Paris, as the twins follow in their father's footsteps and aim to take out the Nazi threat.
Aside from that, details surround the project are pretty thin on the ground. Much like the other Wolfenstein games, it looks as though Machine Games is back for this one, which is no doubt a positive sign for those that have enjoyed the previous games. Meanwhile, the game is due to release at some point in 2019, although the specifics of launch date beyond that point have not yet been given.
All in all, then, Wolfenstein: Youngblood could have the potential to follow in the footsteps of Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus well. The first round of modern Wolfenstein games had a prequel in Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, and if that's the kind of relationship that Youngblood is aiming for then fans of the franchise will likely be very impressed. Hopefully, we'll get to see more of the game very soon to truly scope out the potential of the title.