Wolfenstein: Youngblood will be 'lighter' in tone

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Published by FileTrekker 1 month ago , last updated 1 month ago

While we've known for some time that the story for the upcoming Youngblood will see BJ's twin daughters go hunting for their father, who's gone missing, in Paris, we don't fully know exactly what to expect from the story. The series is known for it's humour, but The New Colossus had some very dark story elements, too, for example.

It seems we now known a little more about this, as the game's executive producer, Jerk Gustafsson, spoke to VentureBeat about what fans can expect from the game.

He confirmed during the interview that this game will have a different story and a different way of telling it compared to previous games, although it will stay fully true to the Wolfenstein timeline and established canon.

The difference here is that when we set out to tell the story of New Colossus, where the Nazis have taken over America, that whole story was about freedom, about liberating America from the Nazis. It was about telling the story of how B.J. grew up. The difference with Youngblood is we wanted to do something lighter. While B.J. was growing up with an abusive father and all this trauma from his childhood, the two sisters grew up in a loving family. The story of Youngblood is an extension of that. It’s about these two young women transitioning from adolescence to adulthood. 

So while the story will no doubt still have it's serious, and no doubt shocking moments, it seems the team are aiming for a lighter tone this time around. 

Gustafsson hopes that the game will "resonate" with gamers and fans of the series, although he did warn that the game won't be has heavy on the political aspects as previous entries in the series.

He also commented on the protagonist being female, stating that this is a new direction for the series and will be something the team haven't done before, and should no doubt prove unique.

He also talked about ray tracing support, confirming that despite being bundled with RTX cards, it won't support ray tracing, at least not right away, and that Nvidia's engineers are looking at "possible solutions" for brining support to the game.

Wolfenstein: Youngblood will release on the 26th of July.

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