Bethesda kicked off their showcase during E3 2019 by honoring those who are nearest and dearest to them, the fans. They spoke about their love and how our very existence in their lives pushes them to strive to create better content for us to enjoy. The showcase featured new updates and releases for games we know and love plus some new trailers for games coming right out of left field. In case you missed the showcase, you can find everything announced below!
The Elder Scrolls: Blades
The mobile version of the popular Elder Scrolls franchise is getting new updates this year. First, we are going to see the addition of new jobs, a custom jewelry system, and the addition of a new dragon questline. The best part is that they are all available this evening for download on IOS and Andriod devices. We are also going to see a new arena battle system later on this year, those details were a bit scarce.
The big announcement for The Elder Scrolls: Blades is that this upcoming fall we are going to see the game transition to the Nintendo Switch. Don’t worry if you have already put in hours to your mobile version, because it will include cross progression between both devices.
Bethesda announced what fans of Fallout 76 can expect to see in the second year of this multiplayer online sandbox game. The first addition is the return of human NPC (non-playable characters). The new updated is titled, Wastelanders and brings more than just non-vault survivors back. It also brings a whole new quest line and dialogue trees. This isn’t the only new thing coming this year. It was announced that a new 52 player battle royale is being added into the game! It will include all of the things players know and love including nukes. The final player standing will become the new overseer of Vault 52 with the new game mode Nuclear Winter.
This week anyone can test out Fallout 76 and the new Nuclear Winter game mode between June 10 and 17 for free. The new update including Nuclear Winter is set to release in the fall of 2019.
Ghostwire Tokyo is the latest game released by developer Tango Gameworks. The trailer included some pretty spooky scenes however during the conference we were told that it will play more like an action-adventure style game. Players will be tasked with exploring a city that has been plagued by the disappearances of many of its citizens. You will interact with good spirits that can help you, but also evil spirits aiming to kill you too. Even though we did not get to see any gameplay, the trailer alone has this game high on my must play list.
No release date or systems have been announced.
The Elder Scrolls: Online
We were given another trailer, with another cliffhanger for The Elder Scrolls Online: Elsweyr. This doesn’t mean that we didn’t get a ton of information though. We are entering into the final part of the Season of the Dragon storyline and the trailer promises more dragons for us to contend with. Not to mention before we even get there, we will have something else to face first. The DLC Scalebreaker is set to release this August and Dragonhold will drop sometime in the fourth quarter. It was teased that more information will be released during QuakeCon in July.
Video game fans in the 80s will recognize this new mobile game, Commander Keen. The remake is coming from Zenimax Studios and is a remake/update to the PC game of the same name. It will follow the children of the original Billy, who are facing off against enemies of their own while creating whacky gadgets and powering through level after level. We even got a tease of future content including a player versus player race that will take place in real time.
The Elder Scrolls: Legends
Bethesda announced the next expansion for their mobile card game, The Elder Scrolls: Legends during the E3 2019 press conference. Moons of Elsweyr will be the next expansion and include new cards for players to include in their battles. The next expansion is set to launch on June 27. The Elder Scrolls: Legends is available to play on Android, IOS, PC, Xbox One and PS4.
The recently released Rage 2 is already seeing additions being added in. We will see new features including a set of new enemies, cheat codes, weapons, vehicles, pilotable mech suits, and much more. Let’s not forget the giant sandworm. Because honestly, he is one of the best parts of this trailer. Aside from the new in-game items and features, the Rise of the Ghost expansion will see more story content and weaponry as well.
No release date was stated for the new content of expansion, but the YouTube description for the trailer does state later this year. Here is to hoping we get to see it early fall. Rage 2 is available to play now for PC, Xbox One, and PS4.
We got our first look into the new VR game from Bethesda, set in the Wolfenstein franchise. Wolfentein: Cyperpilot has players working as a hacker in Paris who has found a way to take control of the enemies robots and turn them against their creators. The timeline of the game will fall in between the events of Wolfenstein: Colossus and Wolfenstein: Youngblood.
The game is set to release this July 26, 2019.
This was the trailer I was waiting for, guys. Wolfenstein: Youngblood is bigger and better than ever. The gameplay is being teased as being a bigger experience than any of the previous Wolfenstein games. It will include more weapons, more customizable options, more gameplay and more Nazis to kill. Not to mention this will be the first in the series to include co op gameplay as well. That means you can spend some quality time with friends and family while you know, killing Nazis.
Wolfenstein: Youngblood will be available to play on July 26th for Nintendo Switch, PC, Xbox One, and PS4.
One of the best new games to come from the Bethesda Showcase is, Deathloop from Arkane Lyon. The game takes place on the frozen island Black Reef during a time of what can only be described as madness. The trailer shows the two protagonists Colt and Julianna going head to head over, and over, and over again. The trailer itself leaves a lot to the imagination but promises to bring an epic gameplay experience and one mind-bending story.
No release date nor available systems for Deathloop have been announced.
Bethesda announced the new Orion cloud gaming system just before their final game trailer during the E3 2019 convention. Orion is a breakthrough technology that promises to give players a better gaming experience as well as reduce the cost of streaming for players and publishers. Orion will enter BETA later on this year and we will get to see first hand how it works alongside other cloud streaming software that has become popular.
Those interested in getting a chance to test Orion during its beta phase can use this link to sign up!
The final big bang of the Bethesda Showcase came with the latest trailer and gameplay footage for Doom Eternal. We knew from previous announcements that this time around we were going to be facing off on a demon infested Earth, however that is not all. We are going to visit so many more places like other worlds and heaven. The gameplay trailer looks fantastic and boasts some serious demon slaying entertainment. We also learned of the new multiplayer mode simply titled, Battle Mode. Instead of slaying demons, we get to be them! This means different abilities and powers we can use against, you guessed it, the demon slayers themselves.
Doom Eternal is available starting November 22, 2019, on PC, PS4 and Xbox One. Don’t forget they also have a pretty cool special edition pack with a full-size helmet. This means you can feel extra immersed while slaying demons!
Let’s just say that going into this I was worried they would fall short right off the bat. With a definite no for announcements regarding the upcoming Elder Scrolls VI and Starfield during E3 2019, I wasn’t too sure what to expect. However, I am happy to say I am pleasantly surprised. My biggest “yes!” moment came during the Wolfenstein: Youngblood section. I was hoping we would get to see some of the gameplay and I am not disappointed. Also, it was nice to know that we don’t have to wait too much longer, with the release date as early as July. We also got a peek at GhostWire: Tokyo and Deathloop! These two games alone made up half of my excitement for the night. Let’s hope Bethesda can carry this momentum up until their release!
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