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"We were born to kill Nazis!"
— Sophia Blazkowics
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Wolfenstein: Youngblood is an upcoming First-Person Shooter developed by MachineGames and Arkane Studios, scheduled for release in July 26, 2019. This Wolfenstein entry is a standalone Spin-Off to 2017's Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus. The game is also the first installment since the Microsoft Xbox port of Return to Castle Wolfenstein to include Co-Op Multiplayer.

Set in 1980, Youngblood takes place 19 years after the second American revolution, though the Nazis still have power in parts of the world. The game follows twins Jessica and Sophia Blazkowicz, members of the global resistance, on a personal mission into the still Nazi-controlled city of Paris as they seek to locate their father, the famous resistance fighter William "B.J." Blazkowicz, who went missing in the city on a mission of his own.

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A teaser can be found here; a story trailer can be seen here.


Tropes in this game include:

  • Action Girl: The Blazkowicz sisters take after their parents as badass Nazi-killers.
  • Ancestral Weapon: The LaserKraftWerk and the Dieselkraftwerk have become this, as the silhouettes of the Blazcowicz sisters during the trailer implies that they've taken them on as their signature weapons.
  • Badass Boast: "We were born to kill Nazis!"
  • Badass Family: The Blazkowicz family; a One-Man Army, a former Serial Killer turned resistance fighter, and their twin daughters, who show every sign of taking after their father and mother.
  • Boxing Battler: Sophia is officially described as "a bare-knuckle brawler" and is shown hitting a heavy bag in the first two trailers.
  • Cheese-Eating Surrender Monkeys: Averted - even after almost 40 years of occupation, the French Resistance is still going strong.
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  • Co-Op Multiplayer: If a player chooses, they can bring along another to have the Blazkowicz twins fight together.
  • FBI Agent: FBI is present in the apparently now-liberated America as the handler for the Blazkowicz sisters.
  • Happy Ending Override: The ending credits of Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus depict riots rising all over the Earth and Nazi spaceships fleeing the planet, implying the rousing speech the Resistance gave led to a world-wide revolution that defeated the Nazis. Come Youngblood, set 19 years later, and the Nazis are still around and holding onto parts of the world. Though, there is some hope as the United States in this game managed to restore its federal government after overthrowing of the Nazi-puppet regime.
  • Indy Ploy: As the sisters jump from what could either be an exploding building or an exploding ship similar to the Ausmerzer.
    Sophia: JUMP!
    Jessica: Can we make it!?
    Sophia: HOW THE FUCK SHOULD I KNOW?
  • Mythology Gag: Youngblood takes place in 1980, just one year before the release of the original game of the series, Castle Wolfenstein. Since this game is intended to be the franchise's Grand Finale (at least for MachineGames), they have gone full-circle.
  • Powered Armor: The Blazkowicz sisters both wear armor very similar to the Da'at Yichud suit that Caroline and their father both wore in previous games.
  • Previews Pulse: The teaser trailer has the throbbing sound effect. Listen.
  • Reality Ensues: As important as the assassination of Deathshead, the destruction of Roswell, the Resistance's televised message and the assassination of all those commanders was, each of those blows ultimately took out only one small cog in the greater Nazi war machine; none of them was a true killing blow, and so, of course, the Nazis are still a strong presence even 16 years later. B.J. Blazkowicz may be a Nazi-killing machine, but he can only be in one place at a time, and even he can't defeat them all singlehandedly. And of course, there's still the matter of dealing with the Führer himself, assuming he's still alive...
  • Spin-Offspring: The game is focused on BJ's daughters.
  • Tomboy: Both of the Blazkowicz sisters, but given the story trailer Sophia is more of a tomboy than Jessica.
  • World Half Full: To an extent, the Nazi still has a stranglehold over parts of the world but the trailer showed America's federal government being restored with enough capability to fight against Nazi through secret agents.

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