GameSentral Rewind 131: Bethesda at E3 2017

This is a special edition of the GameSentral Rewind, focusing on Bethesda’s E3 2017 press conference.

Doom, Fallout 4 VR experiences detailed

A slew of new details was revealed for Fallout 4 VR and Doom VFR.

The virtual reality take on Id’s shooter seems to be a series of activities set throughout the action-horror world rather than the full game. The footage shown during the conference showcased puzzle-solving using mechanical arms, exploring a derelict space station using node-based movement, and naturally, blasting a horde of beasts away with all sorts of weapons.

Fallout 4 VR, meanwhile, is a full version of the open-world game.

Skyrim expansion for Elder Scrolls Legends, mobile versions announced

Bethesda is bringing the free-to-play card game Elder Scrolls Legends to iPhones and Android phones. Additionally, a new Skyrim expansion is coming to the title in June.

The Heroes of Skyrim update is launching on June 29, with an additional 150 cards coming to the game that introduces new mechanics like Shouts and plenty of dragons. Familiar heroes from Skyrim are making a comeback, like Aela the Huntress, J’Zargo, and Delphine.

The company also confirmed that other new content like in-game tournaments and a Chaos Arena are coming when the game launches on mobile devices. There will also be Dark Brotherhood story content.

Legends is already available on Windows, iPad, and Android tablets.

The Nintendo Switch version of Skyrim was also shown off. Along with new motion controls, the game is compatible with the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild amiibo lineup. For instance, tapping a Link amiibo will give your character Zelda gear like a Champion’s Tunic and Master Sword.

Elder Scrolls Online DLC announced along with new milestone

The Elder Scrolls Online has hit 10 million players, up from 8.5 million earlier this year.

Bethesda also confirmed on Twitter that it’s releasing two new DLC packs for the game: The Horns of the Reach and Clockwork City:

Both packs launch later this year.

Skyrim, Fallout 4 getting “Creation Club” for new content

A “Creation Club” platform for new content made by Bethesda and the community will launch this summer for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition and Fallout 4.

The club will include new items, weapons, outfits, and accessories and is “fully curated “by Bethesda to be compatible with the main games and their add-ons.

Creation Club will come to PS4, Xbox One, and Windows. You can apply for the Creation Club here. Accepted community members will be paid for their work.

Skyrim for Switch has a touch of Zelda

The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim

New details were revealed for the Nintendo Switch version of The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim, including the fact that players can dress up like Link from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

Apparently, the game will also have amiibo support. During a reveal trailer, a Link amiibo was used to drop in a treasure chest that seemingly contained Link’s Master Sword, Hylian shield, and an outfit that’ll make for a dream cosplay.

Skyrim for Switch will also have motion controls with the system’s Joy-Con controllers and Super Smash Bros. loot as well.

Dishonored 2 DLC revealed

Dishonored 2’s latest DLC, a story expansion called Death of the Outsider, will launch on September 15.

Featuring new playable character Billie Lurk (who was in the first game’s DLC and the main Dishonored 2 campaign), you’ll be on a mission to kill the series’ mysterious Outsider and Empress assassin Daud.

The Evil Within 2 revealed

Bethesda revealed The Evil Within 2, the sophomore game from Japanese developer Tango Gameworks.

B.J. Blazkowicz joins Quake Champions, beta launches

Quake Champions will add Wolfenstein’s B.J. Blazkowicz as a playable character in the game.

The game is also now available in an open beta as part of its E3 2017 update, which adds three new maps, the new Tri-bolt weapon, and more. Bethesda says that players are “continuously being let in,” but will immediately receive their beta keys upon signing up.

Champions will also be backed up with the Quake World Championships, an esports event being held on August 26 during QuakeCon with a $1 million prize. Anyone can participate.


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