Bethesda E3 2018 Press Conference
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Bethesda E3 2018 Press Conference Recap

Todd Howard Did It Again

On Sunday night, Todd Howard stole the show at the Bethesda E3 2018 Press Conference with many exciting surprises and plot twists!  Here is our recap.

Rage 2 

Andrew W.K. opened the show with their rock song “Ready to Die” to introduce the sequel to Rage. You will play as the last ranger of the wasteland, bereft of all but one thing: rage.

There will be an Eden Spaceport mission with Walker as the main protagonist. From the trailer, the combat appears very hectic and intense. The arsenal, powers and modes look promising.

Date: Spring 2019

 

The Elder Scrolls: Legends

The Elder Scrolls strategy card game is getting overhauled visuals and will be ported on the Switch, Xbox One and PS4 later this year.

Also, your progress on PC, mobile or tablet will be carried over on console through your Bethesda.net account.

Date: Later this year

 

The Elder Scrolls Online

Two new DLCs were announced for The Elder Scrolls Online. Wolfhunter will be based on werewolves and Murkmire will center around the Black Marsh and the Argonians, a region fans were asking for.

Date: Second half of 2018

 

Doom Eternal

We were teased that the Doom Slayer will be more powerful, face twice as many demons and experience hell on Earth.

For more on Doom, tune in to QuakeCon in Dallas next August.

 

Quake Champions

The game is still in Early Access from June 10 to 17. However, if you download it now, you can keep it forever, even when the trial period is over.

Head on to quake.com!

 

Prey

Prey fans are getting a free update with 3 new modes: Story Mode, New Game+ and Survival Mode.

Moreover, the DLC Mooncrash is available today. There will be new enemies, hazards and loot each time you play, making it infinitely replayable.

There is also the new multiplayer competitive mode Typhon Hunter that consists in hide and seek. The player will face 5 Mimic players able to disguise themselves as everyday objects.

That is not all, the game will be available in VR!

 

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

The game will be ported to the Switch.

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

This new co-op game will take place in 1980s Paris during the resistance. We will play as B.J.’s twin daughters in a brand-new co-op experience. The trailer depicted a very hostile Paris occupied by the Nazis. The daughters will take the lead, armed and armored to the teeth.

Wolfenstein: Cyberpilot

You will play as a hacker who can turn cyber machines against their pilots, all in VR.

 

Skyrim: Very Special Edition

Meant as a joke, Bethesda pokes fun at their numerous Skyrim ports, teasing how it will be available for Alexa commands, Etch-a-Sketch, pager and the Samsung refrigerator.

 

Fallout 76

Todd Howard presented one of the most anticipated Bethesda game, announced a few weeks ago. Set on the coasts of West Virginia, the map will be 4 times the size of Fallout 4.

Plot-wise, Vault 76 celebrates its 300th birthday in 2076. For the occasion of Reclamation Day, the vault opens to let us out into the vast lush and vibrant wasteland. Designed with new rendering, lighting and landscape as well as a distant weather system, there will be 16 times the detail from the previous entries. The Overseer will send us on quests across 6 different regions and meet new creatures based on West Virginia folklore.

As for the grand announcement, Fallout 76 will be entirely online. Defined as a “softcore survival”, death will never have us lose progression or characters. You will also be able to join a friend and carry your progression over with you. Co-op is encouraged.

As for gameplay mechanics, the crafting system now allows you to build what you want and move it where you want. Constructing architecture will be revamped but beware enemies who will sometimes attack your home! In addition, nuclear missiles and weapons will be spread at random on the map for the sole purpose of letting people use them at their leisure. With the Power of the Atom, chaos guaranteed. Keep your eyes opened for the Beta!

There will also be a Collector’s Edition that includes:

  • Glow in the dark map
  • Figures to put on the map
  • Wearable power armor helmet
  • Headlamp
  • Voice modulation device

Date: November 14, 2018

 

Fallout Shelter

The acclaimed post-apocalyptic micromanagement mobile game is coming on PS4 and the Switch (with the Joy-Con or the touch controls). Still free, it is available now!

 

The Elder Scrolls: Blades

This new mobile game is sure to interest fans of the other major Bethesda franchise. Still a first-person RPG but with console-quality graphics, The Elder Scrolls: Blades expands on the story of the Blades, these Empire agents who were exiled and returned to their destroyed town.

There will be a strong emphasis on rebuilding the Blade’s hometown from the ground up, decorating multiple individual elements to our liking. You will also be able to visit your friends’ towns.

Our main character will still be customizable and make use of the level up system. As for combat, it looks a lot like the Skyrim mechanics with melee, spells and abilities. Interestingly, the entire game will be playable in portrait mode; you never know when you need a free hand!

There will be 3 game modes: Abyss will be an endless dungeon; Arena will allow one-on-one battles; Town will be the main story mode.

The game is coming out for mobile, PC, Console and VR and all will be connected to each other. You can pre-order now and pre-register for Early Access.

Date: Fall 2018 (Free)

 

Starfield

Todd Howard presented a new Bethesda IP, describing it as a new epic franchise. For now, all we saw was one shot of a satellite in space slowly drifting towards the surface of a planet. We cannot wait to hear more.

 

The Elder Scrolls VI

To close the show, we were blessed with what many believed highly unlikely: a first glimpse into The Elder Scrolls VI. There was just one aerial shot of an expensive world, lush and mountainous but already, the graphics look spectacular.

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