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Bethesda Softworks Teases New Game Over Twitter
Update 2: Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami is reportedly leading development of the yet unannounced game, to be published by Bethesda.
Update 1: Bethesda has posted yet another clip to Vine, this time looking up from the floor at a window with heads peaking out of the shadows. This video also came with a concrete promise of a mystery reveal tomorrow courtesy of IGN. Stay tuned for more information in the coming days.
— Bethesda Softworks (@Bethblog) April 18, 2013
Bethesda didn’t take long to uphold the promise they made last week to make “considerably more noise” in 2013. Yesterday afternoon Bethesda’s Twitter released a short 4 second teaser posted to Vine. This was immediately met with giddy internet folks hoping for Fallout 4. The short-lived rumors were quickly squashed by Bethesda’s vice president of marketing Peter Hines. This resulted in much speculation: 1) the new game might not be a new franchise, but rather a reboot of an older on and 2) it is more likely a project from Bethesda Softworks the publisher than Bethesda Studios the developer.
These two point of speculation revolve largely around rumors around the web and some LinkedIn profiles that hinted at a new Wolfenstein game. See for yourself below. The first video features spiraling barbed wire, followed by a spinning 33 1/3 LP by The Moonlight Trio and George Shackley. Lastly is flashes images of Bach and Air on the G String. The next vine features sunflowers being set on fire, like a scene out of the river in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
— Bethesda Softworks (@Bethblog) April 16, 2013
@aegies You talking about the Vine thing? Guess again
— Pete Hines (@DCDeacon) April 16, 2013
— Bethesda Softworks (@Bethblog) April 17, 2013
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