Breaking down Bethesda's E3 2018 Showcase
MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Bethesda's E3 2018 showcase featured tons of new revelations and announcements for its plethora of titles.
Here's a quick roundup of everything they came out with during the presentation.
Opening the Rage 2 section of their presentation with a musical number by Andrew WK, Bethesda revealed that Rage 2 places you in the shoes of Walker, the last Ranger of the Wastes.
Their deep-dive into the game featured an assault on the Eden Spaceport as Walker attempts to retrieve something from a docked satellite.
Rage 2 will release in spring of 2019.
The Elder Scrolls: Legends
The Elder Scrolls: Legends will be coming to the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and the Nintendo Switch, in addition to Android, iOS, and PC.
The Elder Scrolls Online
Bethesda's Matt Firor promised two new pieces of downloadable content (DLC) for The Elder Scrolls Online: Wolfhunter, a dungeon-based DLC, and another story-based DLC that takes players to the Black Marsh for more Argonian lore.
Doom: Eternal, meanwhile, is announced as the sequel to Doom – with twice as many demons than the reboot. More information will be revealed at QuakeCon in August.
You can download Quake Champions for free in its early access incarnation. This free-to-play trial version download will be available for a week, but those who do download and play will get to keep it even when it goes back to being a paid offering.
Aside from some free game mode changes available today, Prey will be coming out with two new pieces of DLC. Mooncrash features randomized loot and enemies for every playthrough.
Meanwhile, Typhon Hunter is a 5-on-one game where players can become a mimic against a human character.
Wolfenstein: Youngblood and Wolfenstein: Cyberpilot
Wolfenstein: Youngblood features players as one of BJ’s twin daughters. The game will feature co-operative play, and will be set in Paris.
Meanwhile, Wolfenstein: Cyberpilot is a VR experience for those who want to take over Nazi machinery as a hacker killing Nazis.
Fallout 76 and Fallout Shelter
Set in the hills of West Virginia, Fallout 76 is confirmed to be a prequel to every Fallout game, and as with the Xbox presentation a few hours earlier, they promised the game wordld would be 4 times the size of Fallout 4.
You'll be playing as a denizen of Vault 76, who leaves the vault on reclamation day – 25 years after the bombs fell.
Fallout 76 is confirmed as an online game. You can play the game solo, but with multiplayer as an option – open world, survival, and every person is real. According to their explanation, you'll never be instanced with more than a few dozen players, but you can always play with friends, team up with people and build homes and craft.
There's also a game mechanic where it seems nuclear weapons can be acquired – the nuclear launch codes can be used to fire a nuclear missile at parts of the game world's map.
The game will have dedicated servers and a B.E.T.A – the Break-it-Early Test Application – will be available for players to test the game.
Fallout 76 willl be out November 14, 2018, and will have a physical collector's edition.
Meanwhile, Fallout Shelter will have a release on the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch – and its going to come out later today. As with the mobile release, the game is free to play.
The Elder Scrolls: Blades
Bethesda also announced a mobile game called The Elder Scrolls: Blades.
The game is a first-person dungeon crawler that allows for landscape or portrait mode play, and will have town-building elements.
The game will come out in the fall for free, while players can sign up for early access at PlayBlades.com.
Starfield and The Elder Scrolls VI
Bethesda also showed two teaser trailers. The first announced Starfield, its first wholly original title in 25 years with a teaser trailer.
The second is The Elder Scrolls VI. – Rappler.com