elcome to Bethesda-land, a creepy cartoon wonderland full of Bethesda games. As part of its E3 press conference, the companies showcased all its not-so-cheerful upcoming properties in an uncomfortably festive light. Doom and Fallout in VR. A more arcade-style Quake championed as a $1 Million E-Sport, with some creepy-as-hell horror in The Evil Within 2. Not to forget a new story for Dishonored 2 and capping off the night? A addition to the Wolfenstein series.
Bethesda started off their new E3 2017 with a live stream of the new Doom VR and Fallout 4 VR being released this year.
Other big news was that the Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim would be getting Amiibo support on the Nintendo Switch. This will include allowing Zelda armor being added to the Elder Scrolls experience, which is fully compatible with the Joy-Con controllers.
The Evil Within 2 was also formally announced and was to be expected to be revealed on the night. A full trailer including pre-rendered footage was shown off, revealing a return to some pretty nightmarish events. The Evil Within 2 has been given a Friday the 13th October 2017 release date.
A New Wolfenstein title was also announced, adding a new scenario of a Nazi invasion and occupation of the United States. Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus launches October 27, 2017.
The main topic that intrigued me during the Bethesda conference was the revelation of Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus. As a fan of shoot-them-up games and not to mention a game where you take on the third-Reich, I can see Wolfenstein finding its way amongst my gaming collection. However I did grow tired during the presentation because it was more or less everything was Skyrim related. I understand that their recent release of Skyrim: Special Edition is doing pretty good; I was expecting Bethesda to be announcing more stuff like they did last year
We were then presented with a preview of The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind, which peaked the interest of my partner as she’s played the original and has been more or less a fan of it. Overall it just felt like Bethesda was milking the Skyrim cow.
Fallout 4 VR on the other hand has intrigued me. I’m not one to be grabbed by this whole virtual reality craze but having VR in Fallout 4 has actually grabbed my attention and I maybe just starting to come round with the idea of using a VR headset. It is also compatible with the Playstation, which means I won’t be having to take a trip to my local gaming shop to purchase a brand new gaming console.
Overall there were some really good presentation brought before us, I would very much like to visit Bethesda-land again, but that is however they’ve calmed down on the Skyrim hype-train. I’m eager to start playing on Wolfenstein II when it hits our shelves towards the end of the end.
As confirmed at the end of the live show that all of the games that were shown off on the night will be coming out in 2017.