The Wolfenstein: Youngblood release date is official, and this summer will prove that the only thing better than a Blazkowicz at killing Nazis is two Blazkowiczes. Youngblood will arrive on July 26, 2019 for PC, PS4, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One. Though the co-op centric game will offer an AI-controlled companion option for players who prefer to go it alone, publisher Bethesda also announced plans for a handy way for friends to play together with only one purchase (no, it isn't couch co-op).
People who purchase Wolfenstein: Youngblood Deluxe Edition for $39.99 (UK prices TBA) will get a Buddy Pass, which sounds like something you'd use on AOL Instant Messenger but is actually a way to invite a friend to play with you for free. Deluxe Edition owners can bestow their Buddy Pass on any one person at a time, and that person is free to install Youngblood and play through the entire game with their pass-giver. If they want to play on their own or with anybody else they'll need to pay up to upgrade their copy into a full version - the standard game runs for $29.99 by itself.
The Deluxe Edition will also give you some in-game goodies like the Cyborg Skin Pack, which makes your Power Suit and Weapons look all shiny and titanium. Pre-ordering any edition of the game will get you even more in-game cosmetic goodies, including BJ's sweet yellow jacket from Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus. Pre-order bonuses are of course the traditional way for parents to pass down prized possessions to their kids in this alternate history '80s.
Find even more to look forward to in our list of new games 2019 (opens in new tab). Or just take a moment and sigh heavily along with us as we recount all the silly stuff we do in games.