Bethesda rounds out its E3 2018 lineup with new Wolfenstein and Doom titles joining Rage 2 and Fallout 76.
With Rage 2 and Fallout 76 already announced, the big question was whether Bethesda had anything else to reveal in their fourth E3 showcase.
It’s safe to say they did, with a slew of announcements that revealed new games in the Wolfenstein, Doom, and Elder Scrolls franchises, as well as the official unveiling of the new Starfield IP.
Here’s the full rundown on the games revealed at the Bethesda E3 2018 media showcase.
List of Bethesda E3 2018 announcements
- Surprise! The franchise you never knew you missed returns in Rage 2.
- Surprise! The game is introduced by a raucous performance from Andrew WK, which receives polite applause from an audience dreaming of Tamriel.
- Surprise! The game features a seamless open world set in a dystopian future.
- Surprise! Gameplay includes shooting things, driving things, and blowing things up. Fun things, then.
The Elder Scrolls Legends
- Bethesda’s Elder Scrolls card game is getting a visual overhaul later this year.
- It’s also coming to Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 in 2018.
- Moving swiftly on…
The Elder Scrolls Online
- Wolfhunter dungeon DLC is on it’s way, to be followed by a Murkmire-based story expansion. Both will be released before 2018 is out.
- Additional DLC will continue to be released every quarter.
- The follow-up to the 2016 reboot of Doom is in development.
- Among the treats promised are a more powerful Doom Slayer, twice as many ‘bad-ass’ demons, and ‘Hell on Earth’ itself.
- More details will be revealed at Quakecon in August.
- Something about esports.
- Something about improving the game.
- Something about new features.
- Something about a free trial available between June 10-17.
- A free content update for Arkane Studio’s Prey is available now that adds New Game+, and Survival Mode.
- Also on the way is Mooncrash, a roguelike expansion in which you have to escape from the moon.
- Typhon Hunter, an asymmetric hide-and-seek multiplayer mode will also be released in 2018, and will support VR on PC.
- The new Wolfenstein sequel from Machine Games is set in 1980’s Paris and stars B.J. Blazkowicz’s twin daughters.
- The campaign can be played solo or co-op.
- Also announced is Wolfenstein Cyberpilot, a new nazi-killing VR experience.
- Fallout 76 is a prequel to all previous Fallout games, and is set in the hills of West Virginia.
- It’s an open world survival RPG that can be played solo, but is primarily designed to be played in online multiplayer.
- Features an open world to be explored with dozens, not hundreds, of other players. It’s ‘softcore survival,” says Bethesda’s Todd Howard.
- Fallout 76 features six distinct regions, new creatures, and some missions based on West Virginian folklore.
- The game features an evolution of the construction mechanics from Fallout 4, with camps that can be moved to new locations.
- Nuclear missile sites can be also be acquired and used to target rival camps, with the resulting detritus scavenged for in-game resources.
- The game will have dedicated servers, and a public beta before its release on November 14, 2018.
- Fallout Shelter is out now on PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch.
The Elder Scrolls Blades
- A new first-person Elder Scrolls RPG featuring handcrafted, and procedurally generated, dungeons.
- There are three modes: a roguelike Abyss experience featuring an endless dungeon, the Arena one-on-one combat mode, and The Town building mode.
- On mobile, the game can be played in landscape or portrait mode.
- The Elder Scrolls Blades will be initially released on iOS and Android, before coming to PC, consoles, and VR platforms. The game supports cross-platform multiplayer.
- The first glimpse of a new next-generation single player game, and Bethesda’s first new IP in over 20 years. We say glimpse, it was a planet, a space station, and a logo.
The Elder Scrolls VI
- The next mainline game in The Elder Scrolls series is officially in development and set for release on PC and next-gen consoles.
Check back throughout the week for more E3 2018 coverage from Thumbsticks.
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