The alternate history of Wolfenstein: The New Order is about to get a new chapter in the form of a standalone digital follow-up, The Old Blood, which leads the charge of new content heading to the PlayStation Network this week.

Wolfenstein: The New Order pretty much took the gaming world by surprise. The game didn’t demo too well at E3 and, based on more recent entries in the series, it’s probably fair to say that folks had set the bar on expectations decidedly low for the new first-person shooter.

When The New Order finally dropped last year, though, everyone started singing a different tune. Combining great shooter mechanics with some new ideas and a narrative that’s actually worth paying attention to, MachineGames managed to capture lightning in a bottle.

It should come as no surprise, then, that the team has developed an expansion of sorts, one that carries the story further than before by dipping into the past.

Wolfenstein: The Old Blood is a standalone prequel to the critically acclaimed first-person shooter,” reads the rundown on the PlayStation Blog. “The adventure, which spans eight chapters, features the hallmarks of MachineGames—thrilling action, immersive story, and intense first-person combat.”

Check it out in action below.



The old blood will also be joined by some new blood on PlayStation network this week, with a couple of classics joining the weekly roster alongside a couple of new offerings.

In the “blast from the past” category, classic PC adventure game Syberia II will launch on the PlayStation 3 this week, as will the co-op puzzle platformer, Chariot, which is already available on the PS4.

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Game of the Year Edition will also arrive on the PlayStation 4 this week, combining many folks’ top game of 2014 with all of its bonus content and DLC. If you still haven’t experienced the excellent Nemesis system in Mordor, this would be a good time to take the plunge.

The intriguing new first-person adventure game, Ether One, also arrives on the PlayStation 4 this week and, if you’ll recall from last week’s news, it’s actually launching as an addition to the Instant Game Collection for PlayStation Plus.

Finally, a trio of smaller titles will hit PlayStation consoles this week, including the musical shooter, Cosmophony on the PS4, PS3 and Vita as a cross buy title, Arcade Archives City Connection for the PS4, and the real-time strategy game, AirMech Arena, for the PS4.

Look for all of that, along with the usual collection of DLC and whatnot, to hit the PlayStation Network Tuesday afternoon, May 5.
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