Wolfenstein: Youngblood is the next chapter in developer MachineGames’ twisted historical revisionist shooter saga. It will be launching on July 26th this year, announced publisher Bethesda yesterday. Youngblood is a standalone follow up to 2017’s The New Colossus and stars fraternal twins Jessica and Sophia as they fight through an alternate 1980s version of Paris.
While Wolfenstein: Youngblood can be played solo, Bethesda and MachineGames encourage players to try the campaign in co-op using a thing called the Buddy Pass, which lets a friend join in on the action. All you have to do is pick up the game’s Deluxe Edition which costs $40 USD versus the $30 USD standard version. The Deluxe Edition gives you a cyborg-themed skin pack but the $10 difference might be worth it for the Buddy Pass alone.
Here’s how it works: one player buys the Deluxe Edition Wolfenstein: Youngblood, then shares the pass with a friend. The original purchaser has to be in-game for the second player to be able to experience the entire campaign with them. But what’s even more neato is that the Buddy Pass can be shared with multiple friends, all of who will still be restricted to playing with the owner.
Of course, Buddy Pass recipients can upgrade to the full game if they want to play the game on their own time which makes the pass a sweet advertisement for the curious. It’s a novel twist on pre-order incentives and special edition bonuses that zeroes in on the cooperative nature of Wolfenstein: Youngblood’s story.
All pre-orders of Wolfenstein: Youngblood will also get further cosmetic bonuses in the Youngblood Legacy Pack. The game is coming to Windows PC, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4. You can watch the story trailer below, which was released yesterday.