Bethesda has had a busy year with several key releases. Although some stumbled at the finish line, there's no denying the high level of anticipation in seeing what the studio does next.
The studio had a mostly solid showing at this year's E3, with sequels to fan favourites and some incredible looking all new IPs.
Bethesda Games Director Todd Howard took to the stage once again for the studio's annual showcase. Howard spoke about the previous year of criticism the studio has faced and acknowledged its missteps.
The Elder Scrolls: Blades is releasing "tonight" for iPhone and Android mobile devices and will be releasing on the Nintendo Switch for free later in the year.
The company is bringing its biggest update yet to Fallout 76. Titled 'Wastelanders', this upcoming update will finally bring human NPCs into the world along with full dialogue trees. This should help bring a bit more Fallout to the troubled Fallout 76. A 'Nuclear Winter' mode will also introduce a 52-player Battle Royale mode to the game. Starting tomorrow, Bethesda will also be offering a week of free access to Fallout 76.
Shinji Mikami, President of Tango Games, took to the stage to announce Ghostwire: Tokyo, an action adventure title that will see players battling a supernatural evil. Ghostwire looks to be a significant departure from the companies last game, The Evil Within. An impressive CG trailer showed a masked protagonist with a bow and arrow, wielding supernatural powers against a mysterious force.
The Elder Scrolls Online has a big year ahead. The MMO RPG will be continuing its 'Season of the Dragon' with major story updates and new dungeon DLC, 'Scalebreaker' set to release this August.
Zenimax Studios also announced that it was working on several new games and was finally ready to announce one of them. Commandr Keen was pitched as a "free-to-play Saturday morning cartoon for mobile". I went to grab a sandwich while they talked about this one. The game looks to be another forgettable mobile title with plenty of microtransaction opportunities.
RAGE 2's first DLC expansion was announced. Titled 'Rise of Ghosts', the upcoming DLC will feature new story missions, weapons, powers, vehicles and more. New features will also be releasing this week, including new cheat codes, a portable mech and new vehicles.
Wolfenstein: Youngblood is set to be bigger than any Wolfenstein title before it. We've had our eye on this one for a while now and can't wait to slay some Nazis with a friend in the games co-op story. Wolfenstein: Cyberpilot is also releasing this July on VR platforms.
Arkane Studios announced its next game. Sticking to what the studio does best, Deathloop is a first-person action adventure set in a bleak world overrun by madness. The game continues the studio's tradition of presenting players with plenty of potential ways to complete missions.
A new trailer for Doom: Eternal was shown. We've already seen a bunch of gameplay, and Eternal looks to ratchet up the chaos to even more insane levels.
ID showed off the multiplayer component for Eternal. 'Battlemode' will see one player taking on the role of a fully loaded slayer in a fight to the death with another player in the role of a demon. We also finally got a release date. Doom: Eternal is releasing on November 22.
You can check out the full show below! (jump to about 1:43)
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