We were expecting loads of great reveals from Bethesda’s E3 conference as there were many initial rumours about games that would be announced. And as expected, Bethesda didn’t disappoint as we got to see more of some of their already announced games and were treated to some surprise announcements.
Doom Eternal – Hell on Earth!
For those who can’t get enough of killing the forces of hell, there is some good news. Bethesda announced Doom Eternal, a new entry into the franchise. While we did not get to see any gameplay, Creative Director Hug Martin said that the game would build on everything the previous game did, enemies have doubled and it takes place on good old Earth. It was also stated that more of the game would be shown off at Quakecon.
With the success of the previous Doom game, we all knew it would only be a matter of time before we got another chance to fight those pesky demons.
Elder Scrolls 6 – Say what!?
One of the biggest surprises during Bethesda’s E3 conference was the announcement of Elder Scrolls 6. Bethesda is keeping details about the game under wraps as they only showed off a teaser trailer for the game. While we have no idea where in the Elder Scrolls world the game will take place, we are sure that keen-eyed fans will have their own theories.
The Elder Scrolls Blades – Slaying on the go
Along with the announcement of Elder Scrolls 6, Bethesda revealed another game titled Elder Scrolls Blades, and it might not be what you’d expect. It’s a new mobile game set in the universe. Bethesda has stated that even though it is a mobile game it is still a pure Elder Scrolls game. The game will be free and contains PVP, town building mechanics and, of course, loads of sword swinging. It sounds like an interesting mix up of genres, whether it will be fun is another story.
Fallout 76 – It’s dangerous to go it alone
When Fallout 76 was announced, fans were losing their collective minds at the idea of venturing back into the wasteland. But when rumours suggested that the game would be multiplayer focused, many felt betrayed by Bethesda who tend to develop single player narrative-focused games. Well, Bethesda has confirmed that Fallout 76 is indeed an entirely online but it can be played solo if you want to.
Players will travel to various districts, each with their own unique look and style. The game has been described as survival softcore which indicates that dying doesn’t mean having to start from scratch. Players will be able to team up with friends, although if you are one tough cookie you could survive on your own. There will be fighting, crafting and building to be done in Fallout 76 and teaming up with friends just makes it easier.
With the game’s release date set for November 2018, it’s only a short wait before we will see whether Bethesda’s multiplayer gamble will pay off.
Rage 2 – A wasteland filled with possibilities
Having announced Rage 2 before E3, we had an idea of what to expect from Bethesda’s new post-apocalyptic first-person shooter. At their E3 conference, Bethesda revealed loads more about the game, the narrative and gameplay.
Players take on the role of Walker, the last of the rangers as you drive, fight, and run your way through the wasteland. Bethesda showed off the various weapons and abilities players will have access to including the obligatory force push ability.
The studio has called the game one of the most intense open-world shooters you have played and judging from what was shown during the conference that seems like an accurate statement. Rage 2 is set for release in 2019.
Starfield – Space, the great unknown
Rumours of a new IP from Bethesda, called Starfield, have been doing the rounds for years and now we’ve finally been shown a trailer for this mysterious game. Todd Howard revealed that the game has been in development for years but did not reveal much more beyond this. What we can gather from the trailer is that it is probably a sci-fi game, and that is about it.
Wolfenstein Youngbloods – Keeping it in the family
In recent years, the Wolfenstein franchise has proved that the old franchise still has loads of life in it. With Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus receiving critical acclaim there was no doubt that the franchise would make a return.
The latest entry in the series, Wolfenstein Youngbloods, takes place in the 1980’s and stars the twin daughters of everybody’s favourite Nazi killing hero BJ Blazkowicz. BJ is gone missing in a Nazi-controlled Paris and it’s up to his daughters to find him. Seeing as the game features twins, it’s only natural that the game will be playable in both solo or co-op.
We can’t wait to kick some Nazi but again. It’s been far too long. Wolfenstein Youngbloods is set for release in 2019.