E3 2016- Bethesda Conference Highlights

Bethesda opened their E3 2016 conference with a thrilling cinematic trailer showing off the new Quake game. Plenty of games were discussed, both new and current. Current games especially are getting notable upgrades, many of which are free. Off to the highlights!

Quake Champions

The popular arena shooter returns with a diverse cast of characters and fast, frenetic gunplay. More information on the game will be revealed at Quakecon in August.

The Elder Scrolls Legends

The strategic card game will feature a single player, story driven campaign and multiplayer modes. The game will be coming out for the PC, iPad, and iPhone.

Fallout 4

New DLC packs were announced. Contraptions Workshop arrives next week. Vault-Tec Workshop arrives in July, and Nuka World arrives in August.

Fallout Shelter

The mobile game is getting some new upgrades, and will be available on PC in July. Upgrades include quests, a new battle system, and new characters.

Skyrim Special Edition

Skyrim and all of its DLC as well as mods is coming to the PS4 and Xbox One on October 28.

Prey

Coming from Arkane Studios Austin, this 1st person immersive game is a psychological thriller that takes place on the space station Talos 1 in 2032. The game will be heading to the PC, PS4, and Xbox One in 2017.

DOOM

The shooter is getting a bunch of free upgrades, to both the SnapMap and the multiplayer. New levels, weapon wheel, single player features, and more are being added to SnapMap. Two new multiplayer modes, Exodus and Sector, will be coming this year, along with the first premium DLC pack called Unto the Evil. Also, the first level of the single player campaign can be downloaded for free this week only on the PC, PS4, and Xbox One.

The Elder Scrolls Online

A highlight trailer (shown below) detailed all of the changes to the MMO over the past year. The game will be releasing in Japan on June 23. Coming on Tuesday, June 14, a new DLC pack called The Dark Brotherhood will be released. Coming this fall, One Tamriel will be available to all players, removing level restrictions and opening up all of Tamriel immediately to players once they leave the tutorial.

Dishonored 2

A lot of new gameplay was shown off in demos, giving a sense of the new environments and a couple of the missions. The game picks up 15 years after the first one, and players can choose to play as Corvo or as Emily. Both are fully voiced, and have their own unique powers. The powers can be upgraded using a skill tree. A collector’s edition, featuring a replica of Corvo’s mask and Emily’s ring was announced, along with the fact that preordering any edition gets you the Dishonored Definitive Edition for free. The game will be available for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One on November 11.

Stay tuned for more of E3 2016.

Thomas Juretus

Born in 1963. Enjoy videogames, movies, comics- anything that tells a story. Have written three novels (The Zarchler Chronicles Book One: The Cassandra Crisis, Shalgroth The Zarchler Chronicles: Book Two, Madman's War The Zarchler Chronicles: Book Three) all published and available through PublishAmerica. Currently working on my fourth book, a sci-fi/murder mystery.

Thomas Juretus

Born in 1963. Enjoy videogames, movies, comics- anything that tells a story. Have written three novels (The Zarchler Chronicles Book One: The Cassandra Crisis, Shalgroth The Zarchler Chronicles: Book Two, Madman's War The Zarchler Chronicles: Book Three) all published and available through PublishAmerica. Currently working on my fourth book, a sci-fi/murder mystery.

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