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Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood isn’t only being developed by MachineGames. Arkane Studios, the team behind Dishonored, is also involved. And it looks like that company’s previous experience is influencing the project.

In the latest issue of the Official PlayStation Magazine, executive producer Jerk Gustafsson indicated that “players will see a lot of similarities to level design in the Dishonored games.” He said:

A few days ago, retailers started to update their listings for Wolfenstein: Youngblood on Switch. Disappointing collectors, it was discovered that the game apparently won’t come with a cartridge on Switch. These retailers indicated that only a digital download would be included inside.

Bethesda has now updated its FAQ for Wolfenstein: Youngblood, confirming the news. The title will only be available digitally and the physical version contains a digital download code without an actual cartridge.

Wolfenstein: Youngblood will be sold at retailers, but not in the way you’d expect. GameStop’s listing for the title states that a cartridge isn’t included. Instead, the box apparently contains a download code.

We don’t have any reason to doubt GameStop, but this is something Bethesda hasn’t clearly stated in the past. Those hoping for a true physical release might be out of luck here. Unless GameStop is mistaken, Bethesda won’t be selling Wolfenstein: Youngblood in cartridge form.

Thanks to JPSWITCHMANIA for the tip.

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This week, Bethesda finally announced that Wolfenstein: Youngblood will indeed be coming to Switch. The first-person co-op shooter launches July 26.

Following up on the news, Bethesda published an official FAQ that shares a bit of additional information about the game. We learn that Panic Button is developing the Switch version (which isn’t exactly surprising), there will be optional microtransactions for cosmetics, and there will be no lootboxes.

After Wolfenstein: Youngblood was unveiled during last year’s E3, there were rumors about a possible Switch release. Bethesda later said that the “next Wolfesntein” would be appearing on Nintendo’s console. However, it wasn’t until today that the company officially confirmed that the game will in fact be releasing on Switch.

Wolfenstein: Youngblood launches for all platforms on July 26. If you pre-order the game, you’ll receive the Legacy Pack that contains some of BJ’s iconic outfits and weapons from the series, including New Colossus and US Army Power Suit skins, a WW2 skins set, and the Old Blood pipe and knife. Reservations are up on Amazon here.

Wolfenstein: Youngblood is one of the new games Bethesda announced at E3 last week. The company didn’t share many details in the end though, and technically hasn’t confirmed platforms. But GameStop did end up taking pre-orders for a Switch version following the reveal.

Fast forward a few days later, and that listing is nowhere to be seen. It’s not a good sign, but no confirmations have been made either way.

The one concerning thing we’ll mention here is that we noticed how Bethesda’s UK department has provided tentative boxarts for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Switch did not have a similar packaging image. Again, it’s still not a confirmation, but it’s looking a bit less likely that Wolfenstein: Youngblood will end up on Switch. We’ll keep an eye on things either way.

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One of the new games Bethesda announced during its E3 conference last night was Wolfenstein: Youngblood. Not a whole lot of information was shared, including platforms.

Interestingly, GameStop has just added in a Switch listing for Wolfenstein: Youngblood. It doesn’t officially confirm a release on the console, but certainly makes things interesting. You can even pre-order it here.

Here’s a brief overview and trailer for Wolfenstein: Youngblood:

Set in 1980, 19 years after BJ Blazkowicz ignited the second American Revolution, Wolfenstein®: Youngblood introduces the next Blazkowicz generation to the fight against the Nazis. Play as one of BJ’s twin daughters, Jess and Soph, as you search for your missing father in Nazi-occupied Paris

Thanks to Jes T for the tip.