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Bethesda teases DOOM Eternal and more at E3

by Mark Tyson on 11 June 2018, 13:01

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Bethesda showed off quite a lot of new games that will surely be popular with HEXUS readers. In brief, it had new helpings of Doom, Wolfenstein, The Elder Scrolls, Rage, and Fallout to share information about. Additionally there was news of its first new IP in 20 years - a sci-fi game called Starfield.

DOOM Eternal

Here is the sequel to DOOM (2016). Developed again by id Software the new DOOM is said to deliver "the ultimate combination of speed and power with the next leap in push-forward, first-person combat". Players will take the role of the DOOM Slayer, fighting across dimensions, slaying new and classic demons with powerful new weapons and abilities.

For a fuller reveal of DOOM Eternal, fans will have to wait until the (livestreamed) QuakeCon 2018 in Dallas, Texas on 10th August.

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Here is a brand new solo or co-op game that is set in 1980, 19 years after BJ Blazkowicz ignited the second American Revolution in Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus. You will play as one of BJ's twin daughters, Jess and Soph, as you search for your missing father in Nazi-occupied Paris.

Wolfenstein: Youngblood will launch sometime in 2019. Again, you should expect more details from Quakecon.

The Elder Scrolls: Blades, and Elder Scrolls VI

The Elder Scrolls, Blades is a mobile game. It is a "massive" first person RPG utilising procedurally generated dungeons and can be played in portrait and landscape modes.

Meanwhile, The Elder Scrolls VI is the highly-anticipated next chapter in the iconic The Elder Scrolls series. It iwas featured in an official trailer at E3 2018, reproduced above for your convenience. Sorry to say, the video is only half a minute long and not very revealing.

Fallout 76

Fallout 76 is an online-only prequel to Fallout 4. It is claimed to represent the largest, most dynamic world ever created in the Fallout universe. You and your fellow vault dwellers emerge into post-nuclear America on Reclamation Day, 2102 (a quarter century after the bombs rained down). Play solo or band together as you explore, quest, build and triumph against the wasteland’s greatest threats.

Bethesda encourages gamers to pre-order for early beta access, and limited edition power armour. Launch is scheduled for 14th Nov 2018.

Rage 2

Rage 2 mixes id Software's shooter pedigree and Avalanche Studios' open world prowess to try and present the best of both worlds. You play as Walker, the last Ranger of the wasteland. In the game you'll traverse diverse landscapes using an array of powerful weapons and unique Nanotrite abilities to defeat ferocious factions, massive mutants, and the oppressive rule of The Authority.

You can see action from the pre-alpha Rage 2 above. The game is scheduled for release in Spring 2019.

Starfield

This is a completely new IP, described by Bethesda as a space epic. The video isn't very illuminating, showing just some outer-space scene with what looks like a planet and a voyager-style space vehicle. At the reveal it was described as a 'next-gen' title, so it might not emerge until the next generation of home consoles.

There were other news nuggets from Bethesda. If you are interested it is worth checking out the official blog and YouTube channel for more info and trailers.



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At last! Evidence to show Elder Scrolls VI is on the way, eventually.