Hell yeah, pals, it’s Bethesda‘s turn to announce some rad shit and sweet lord, they have done just that. But before we get into the details, I just have to mention that Andrew W.K. opened the presentation and it owned. Party forever.
Anyhoo, here’s the best of the creamy goodness Bethesda has coming your way.
Holy SHIT. It’s DOOM 2, folks. Well, it’s not called that, but it pretty much is. The teaser trailer hints at an Earth setting and, according to developers, will feature twice the amount of demons. Cool.
That’s all we really know about it for the minute, but Bethesda will be showing more at Quakecon in August.
The Prey team will be releasing a new update to the game which features a survival mode among a few other things. Most notably, though, there’s some new DLC called Mooncrash which is available right now.
It’s a re-playable experience set on the Moon which will change with each run. Items might be different or new obstacles presented. If you die, you have to start all over again.
Finally, there’s gonna be a multiplayer mode called Typhon Hunter which will pit one human player against a team of other humans playing as mimics with the ability to change their appearances. Think of it as a terrifying game of hide and seek which can also be played in VR. Gnarly.
Wolfenstein: Youngblood / Cyberpilot
A new Wolfenstein game which, from what I can gather, is like an Old Blood-type of experience, in that it probably won’t be an enormous campaign.
Set in Paris in the 1980s, you’ll play as BJ Blazkowicz‘s twin daughters who were taught to be badass Nazi fighters just like their father. Dope.
There’s also a Wolfenstein VR game coming called Cyberpilot where you’ll be able to take control of flying Nazi crafts. Sounds rad, although there’s no trailer for it just yet.
We also got a look at some gameplay footage from Rage 2, which I’ll just whack in below for you.
Get hyped for Fallout online, folks, because this is exactly what Fallout 76 is. Set in the hills of West Virginia, its world is the biggest one yet – a whopping four times the size of Fallout 4.
You’ll play one of the occupants of Vault 76 as you make your way into the world for the first time since it was ravaged by nuclear bombs. Each of those survivors is a real person who will add a layer of unpredictability to the game based on whether they’d like to be friendly or just fuck you up real good.
Graphically, the game will be able to show 16 times the detail of Fallout 4, to the point where you’ll be able to see distant weather systems. Immense. Also, there are giant sloth monsters, which I feel is important to point out.
Of course, you’ll be able to build your own bases in Fallout 74 which will be prone to attacks from both non-player enemies and other human assholes.
In an interesting twist, the game will feature nuclear missile sites around the map which you and your pals can use however you want. You’ll need to collect a bunch of code pieces to do it, so it won’t be easy, but nuking the ever loving shit out of somebody else’s base should be mighty fun.
The game drops on November 14 and will have a beta at some point between now and then. There was a lot shown in the presentation with game director Todd Howard which you can watch below.
Also, Fallout Shelter is coming to both the Nintendo Switch and PS4, which is free from right bloody now.
Skyrim: Very Special Edition
Well, I didn’t see this one coming. The Very Special Edition is Skyrim for – wait for it – Alexa. As in you can play some D&D shit with your Alexa. As in you yell shit at it and it becomes your dungeon master.
It actually looks kinda fun. There’s a funny trailer starring Keegan-Michael Key which you can check out below.
The Elder Scrolls: Blades
ESO: Blades is an incredibly impressive mobile game set in the Elder Scrolls universe. It features console-level graphics and can be played in both portrait and landscape modes.
For a mobile game, it looks enormous. It’ll have three modes – Abyss, which is like a see-how-far-you-can-get survival mode, Arena, which, like the original Elder Scrolls: Arena, will feature procedurally generated dungeons, and lastly, The Town, which is your own customisable hub for stories and quests.
Furthermore, you’ll be able to play the game in VR on both mobile and PC. It’ll be released sometime in our spring, but you can pre-register for early access if you’re keen.
Todd also announced Bethesda’s first wholly original new franchise in 25 years, which, if you ask me, is a fucking huge deal. It’s called Starfield and uh, that’s all we know.
By the looks of the teaser, it’s set in space, so there’s that. Check it out below.
The Elder Scrolls VI
Well, we all knew it was coming, didn’t we? While it’s extremely exciting, Todd makes it pretty clear that the title is a fairly long way off, so don’t get too hyped just yet. That’s literally all we know at this stage.
Jesus, both Microsoft and Bethesda have shows far more content than I imagined. It’ll be very interesting to see what Ubisoft and PlayStation have going on in their respective announcements tomorrow.Image: Bethesda