Wolfenstein II DLC will include a Nazi-killing football player named Joseph Stallion

After Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus releases this October, players will be able to continue the battle to take America back from under Nazi boots with three separate DLC expansions collectively called The Freedom Chronicles.

In an announcement today, Bethesda detailed DLC plans and pricing for the upcoming first-person shooter:

"The time has come to once again refresh the tree of liberty with the blood of patriots and tyrants. Nazis have overrun the world, and while BJ Blazkowicz is busy igniting a new revolution in America, other freedom fighters are waging war on their own fronts. Soon you can step into the brave soles of a former football player, an assassin and an Army captain, and battle to restore the soul of America in Wolfenstein II: The Freedom Chronicles. Starring a trio of larger-than-life heroes, The Freedom Chronicles includes three DLC packs:

  •          The Adventures of Gunslinger Joe – As former professional quarterback Joseph Stallion, smash through Nazi hordes from the ruins of Chicago to the vastness of space!
  •          The Diaries of Agent Silent Death – As ex-OSS agent and assassin Jessica Valiant, infiltrate Nazi bunkers in California and discover the secrets of Operation San Andreas!
  •          The Amazing Deeds of Captain Wilkins – As the US Army’s renowned hero Captain Gerald Wilkins, embark on a mission to Nazi-controlled Alaska to dismantle Operation Black Sun!

All three DLC packs are available in The Freedom Chronicles Season Pass, which you can purchase now for $24.99 (US) / £17.99 (UK) / $34.95 (AUS). We’ll have more info soon, including release dates and additional gameplay details.

The Freedom Chronicles: Episode Zero

Of course, every great revolution has to start somewhere. And when it comes to the heroes of The Freedom Chronicles, it all begins in Episode Zero.

Episode Zero introduces you to Joseph Stallion, Jessica Valiant and Gerald Wilkins as they fight for freedom in the American Territories. Blast your way through Nazis using unique abilities and an arsenal of guns in this opening DLC mission.

Episode Zero is available as a special bonus for anyone who pre-orders Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus. Pre-order today to fight the Nazis on all fronts in The Freedom Chronicles: Episode Zero!

(Note: Episode Zero is also available in the Season Pass.)

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus releases on October 27, 2017, on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. Winner of more than 100 awards at E3 2017, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus also received four nominations from the official E3 Game Critics Awards (including Best of Show) and won Best Action Game."

Should you get it? 

$25 for  a DLC season pass isn't cheap, especially since we don't know for certain if the core game will actually be any good. But...man oh man, playing a Nazi-killing football player named Joseph Stallion sounds absolutely incredible. Seriously, all three of these DLC side stories sound flat-out amazing. Killing Nazis in Chicago, California, and Alaska? Sign me up today. 

While the normal grumbling about additional content not being present in a core game like in the good old days still applies, it's hard to get mad about something that's leaning so hard into what made Wolfenstein: The New Order great. Modern Wolfenstein is one of the best single-player, narrative-focused FPS franchises we have, with worldbuilding that tops just about anything else in gaming today. A chance to see new stories from different parts of the Nazi-occupied  U.S. is something that's likely to have Wolfenstein fans drooling. 

Plus, after spending two hours hands-on with Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus at a recent preview event, I have every reason to believe this game will match and surpass the heights of The New Order.

October can't get here soon enough.