Bethesda had a relatively short press conference to close out Sunday E3 2017. Yet in that short time they revealed some exciting new tech, games, and platforms. Check out the whole show here, or just read Monkeys Fighting Robots’ five highlights of Bethesda’s press conference below.
Their first announcement of the night was VR for both Doom and Fallout 4. The former, called Doom VFR, is coming to Vive and PSVR, though no date on that one. The latter, Fallout 4 VR will be coming to HTV Vive this October. Both games showed gameplay footage that demonstrated their VR capabilities. Given the popularity of these titles already and the ever increasing presence of VR, not to mention the VR capability of the Xbox One X, Bethesda’s future looks bright.
More support for Skyrim and Fallout 4 is coming your way this summer, with the Creation Club. This new platform will marry Bethesda, third-party, and community designers to create new content for their famous open world RPGs. Included in this is new items, weapons, outfits, and accessories. Anything created will be fully compatible with all saves, add-ons, etc. Look for it Summer 2017.
Switch to Skyrim
For the first time, a Bethesda game is coming to a Nintendo platform. Skyrim is coming to the Nintendo Switch, though no release date was given. This isn’t technically news, since Skyrim was first seen in the Switch teaser trailer almost a year ago. However, their official confirmation and gameplay trailer was welcome to any Nintendo fan looking to slay dragons on the go. Perhaps even more exciting for them, Skyrim will have Amiibo support, with players able to unlock the Master Sword with the Link Amiibo. No release date at this time.
The Evil is still Within
The sequel to the popular survival-horror game, The Evil Within, is getting a sequel, aptly titled The Evil Within 2. It will be developed by Tango Gameworks (Bethesda subsidiary), run by Resident Evil‘s Shinji Mikami. The game will focus on saving your daughter Lily, though the heavily cinematic trailer did not reveal much more about the plot. For fans of horror games, this is a definite must watch. Be scared October 13, 2017.
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
Homefront meets Fallout meets Man in the High Castle. The Wolfenstein sequel, The New Colossus, is here. Series protagonist BJ Blazkowicz is back, with all the size and gore of the first game. The game trailer had a fantastic retro-American feel, mixed with interesting steampunk-esque weapons and mechs. You can join the revolution on October 27, 2017.