With a number of major gaming franchises under their belt, Bethesda’s E3 2019 Showcase proved to be interesting.
The publishing company shared several exciting gameplay and reveal trailers that had attendees and cheering away, however, it was their new IPs that had me interested.
As expected, the showcase revealed expansions and new updates to popular franchises and games such as The Elder Scrolls Online, Rage 2, Fallout 76, Wolfenstein and Doom. Below are the new expansions, updates and releases coming to these franchises (trailers included).
Fallout 76 Wastelanders & Nuclear Winter
The team at Bethesda Game Studios revealed two massive free updates as well as a Free Trial Week for the Fallout 76. Coming Fall 2019, Wastelanders adds human NPCs and a brand-new questline with real choice and consequence. As part of the Free Trial Week from June 10 through June 17, players will also get a sneak peek at Nuclear Winter, which puts a Fallout spin on the battle royale genre.
The Elder Scrolls Online: Scalebreaker and Dragonhold
The Elsweyr Chapter is now live, but the Season of the Dragon continues throughout the rest of 2019 with two exciting new DLCs: Scalebreaker and Dragonhold! These new adventures bring challenging new dungeons to clear and a whole new zone to explore packed full of quests, characters, and, of course, more Dragons.
The Elder Scrolls: Blades
Bethesda Game Studios announced that Blades will be making its way onto the Nintendo Switch later this year, with full cross-play and cross-progression between both versions. Available now to download and play, the Elder Scrolls: Blades has also received a free update, adding a new dragon questline, a custom jewelry system, new jobs with solo arena battles, and more to the already impressive free-to-play mobile title.
The Elder Scrolls: Legends
Make Your Play in the newest trailer for The Elder Scrolls’ strategy card game. The possibilities for the decks you create become even greater with the announcement of Moons of Elsweyr, a brand-new card pack expansion coming to the game June 27!
Wolfenstein Youngblood & Cyberpilot
Take to the streets of Nazi-occupied Paris as BJ Blazkowicz’s twin daughters as they hunt to find their missing father. Then, hop into virtual reality with Cyberpilot and take on the role of a French Resistance hacker, turning Nazi machines against their masters.
RAGE 2: Rise of Ghosts
What’s better than new stuff? New free stuff, and RAGE 2 showed off a whole bunch of it during the Showcase – from new vehicles and enemies, to cheats and events. Bethesda also shed a little light on the Rise of the Ghosts expansion, coming later this year.
It’s Hell on Earth and only one person can repel the demonic invasion. The DOOM Slayer is back to unleash his fury upon the legions of Hell with a host of powerful new abilities, weapons and fearsome demons to put them to work on. Players can also rip and tear with friends online with DOOM Eternal’s BATTLEMODE, a blend of raw DOOM shooter action and cunning strategy. Raze Hell this year when DOOM Eternal launches November 22.
While the above titles were interesting, it was the new slate of reveals that really caught my attention.
Tango Gameworks is stepping into action-adventure with GhostWire: Tokyo. Face off against dangerous spirits and fight to purge Tokyo of evil as you unravel the mystery behind a mass disappearance.
The team at Arkane Lyon invites you to the lawless island of Blackreef in the newly announced Deathloop. With their signature first-person action, you’ll be able to approach every situation any way you like as you hunt down targets all over the island.
ZeniMax Online Studios, the team behind The Elder Scrolls: Online, has announced their latest new project! Commander Keen marks the rebirth of a cult classic franchise, as well as the studio’s first foray into mobile games. Get ready to kick some asteroid with twin geniuses Billy and Billie as they race to save the galaxy!
id Software’s Chief Technology Officer, Robert Duffy, and the Director of Publishing at Bethesda Softworks, James Altman, presented Orion at the BE3 Showcase. Orion is technology that enhances a game engine’s performance when streaming from the cloud. Orion enables games to stream with greatly reduced latency and bandwidth, making streaming games accessible to more people, in more areas, at higher quality. Learn more by visiting projectorion.com.
Surprisingly, there was no reveal or much talk about the titles announced at last year’s Bethesda E3 Showcase, Starfield and The Elder Scrolls 6. No doubt this will come in due time.