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Bethesda E3 2015 Recap – Starting Off With A Bang
It may not have been the biggest conference this year, but it definitely opened with a bang and was a great show from first-time E3 presenters Bethesda. From long-awaited titles that make your brain want to explode a little, to a sneaky iOS game nobody expected, here’s a recap of Bethesda’s 2015 E3 conference:
Probably one of the biggest announcements of the year, Bethesda opened the show with more details on the newest Fallout title, including the eagerly awaited release date. Fallout 4 is set to be released on November 10th 2015 for Xbox One, Playstation 4 and PC, so make sure that’s on your Christmas list. You can already pre-order it at GAME or Amazon, and if you’re more flushed with cash there’s even a limited edition with a Pip-Boy (it’s already on my to-buy list). Among the many details announced were the following:
– A new and improved VATS system that slows down time, rather than stopping it
– Mini-games on your Pip-Boy (as if travelling the Wasteland wasn’t exciting enough)
– The ability to build settlements. Finally those houses won’t go to waste!
Definitely a good way to open a conference!
Not a massive announcement but it’s a good way to kill time until Fallout 4 is released: Bethesda announced Fallout: Shelter, an iOS and Android game where you create and manage your own Vault. You get to name it, design it and look after the lives of your little dwellers, guiding them through raider attacks, radroaches and more. The game is currently available on the iOS store as a free download, with an Android version set to be released in a few months. The best part is you don’t need an internet connection to play. Make sure you keep an eye out for our little preview, coming soon.
The classic game that brought nightmares to many a young child will be making a comeback, with a trailer that pays homage to the original Doom. As usual the new Doom title bloody and gorey, and the demos showcased weapons, enemies and some delightful executions (take a look for yourself). They also announced a custom games and map editor, a trio of different game modes and more. It’s set to be released Spring 2016, so get ready for some horrific action then.
Finally, a sequel to this gorgeous 2012 release! Dishonored 2 was officially announced and gives you the option of playing as 2 characters: Emily Kaldwn or Corvo Attano (please, contain your squeals). No release date has currently been given, so you can probably expect it sometime next year. They also announced a Dishonored: Definitive Edition, which has enhanced graphics and comes bundled with all the DLC, and will be coming to Xbox One and Playstation 4 this fall.
The Elder Scrolls Legends
You know what the Elder Scrolls universe needed? A card game. And damn straight that’s what we’re going to be getting later this year! Bethesda announced The Elder Scrolls Legends, a free-to-play card game based around the Elder Scrolls universe that will be coming to PC and iPad later this year. You didn’t get an awful lot of details, but the title is meant to bring together the past, present and future of the Elder Scrolls titles, so that’s one to keep an eye on.
Bethesda’s biggest Battlecry announcement involved the start of worldwide beta signups, and was accompanied by a trailer that showed off the character classes and a bit of gameplay. You can sign up for the beta right now on the official Battlecry website.
That’s pretty much it for the Bethesda E3 announcements, and what more could you want? Fallout 4, Dishonored 2, Doom… I think a lot of people are going to hear their wallets cry. You can catch up on all the other E3 shows right here on Leviathyn.