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Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Sisters in Wolfenstein: Youngblood offered various challenges

Machine Games' Jerk Gustafsson talked to us at E3 about the decision to work with two female heroes in the co-op game.

We only have a month to wait until we can get our hands on co-op shooter Wolfenstein: Youngblood, but this time around we're not playing as BJ Blazkowicz, but instead as his daughters Jes and Soph, a challenge that we asked executive producer Jerk Gustafsson about when we spoke to him at E3.

"It's been a bit different, to be honest, and since we have been doing these single-player, story-driven games for so long, over 20 years, and all these male heroes and anti-heroes [...] moving over to these two female protagonists who are in this transition between adolescence and adulthood, and a story about growing up, is of course different from a story perspective, but it also forces us to think in a more non-linear way in terms of storytelling, as we have two players to consider."

"So it's been a challenge but of course it's been very fun, and that's also a big reason for deciding to take on the challenge as well, to add an AI companion when you play so that we can make sure that we can continue working with that sisterly bond throughout the entire experience."

During our interview below we also talked about the Switch version, and whether Gustafsson still sees it as a more viable platform for first-person shooters.

"Yeah, I think so, I mean that's also why we are focusing on Switch quite a lot," he told us. "Those titles - both Wolfenstein and Doom - are of course Bethesda titles, so we do put an effort into getting our games to be added to Switch as well. I think it's a great platform, and of course it comes with challenges. We have to sacrifice certain things, you know - we have a game that is made to run at 60 frames-per-second, and we had to make that sacrifice for Switch."

"But I think it's still worth it. It's a great way for us to let fans play the game on Switch as well, and the Panic Button guys that do that conversion work for us and the Switch version, they are such an amazing group of magicians basically, because I just can't understand how they get it done, but they do."

We recently previewed the game during E3, and for that text head this way. Are you excited to play as these two sisters?

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"The weapon handling is just as good as you'd expect, the story is great if a little sparse, and killing Nazis feels as great as ever."



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