Bethesda E3 2017 Conference Overview

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Hey, all! If you blinked during the Bethesda E3 conference and accidentally missed it, don’t worry. I’m here to do a quick recap of what happened.

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Most of Bethesda’s panel covered a bunch of stuff we’ve already known about. They mentioned Bethesda VR – highlighting Fallout 4 VR and announcing Doom VFR, both of which look cool, if not a bit awkward with the whole PSVR controls showing up in-game. Still, it’s nice to see not one, but two full-fledged games coming out in the VR space.

Then they re-announced Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind. Again, it looked cool, but it wasn’t anything we hadn’t seen before. Then they mentioned an expansion to Elder Scrolls: Legends, including a Dark Brotherhood pack set and the addition of tournament and arena modes.

They briefly showcased Skyrim for the Nintendo Switch, which will include motion controls and a Zelda equipment set.

Then finally Bethesda got into new information territory, announcing Dishonored: Death of the Outsider. This is a new, standalone Dishonored adventure featuring an all new cast. Honestly, it wasn’t clear from the initial trailer whether it was DLC for Dishonored 2 or its own thing. Turns out it is indeed standalone, though.

 

We saw a little bit of information on Quake Champions, including the fact that it’ll be Bethesda’s foray into the esports scene. We got a new trailer, which showcased a few characters including B.J. Blazkowicz from Wolfenstein.

With about 10 minutes left, Bethesda finally got to the really cool stuff.

 

The Evil Within 2

Bethesda announced The Evil Within 2 with an incredibly trippy trailer. This game is clearly a psychological thriller/horror game. There were so many weird transitions and creepy zombie things that it got me hooked instantly. I am personally excited to see The Evil Within 2 come out.

 

Wolfenstein II: New Colossus

Last but not least, we got to see the reveal of Wolfenstein II: New Colossus. This Wolfenstein is crazy, taking place in an alternate future where the Nazis apparently won World War 2 and took over the United States. The action looks very much akin to Doom, but this time there looks to be a greater emphasis on story throughout the game.

 

Unfortunately, Bethesda’s E3 conference was a major let down. It lasted a measly 30 minutes, most of which was spent on stuff we already knew about. That said, the few new games they have announced look very impressive. I’m excited to see The Evil Within 2 and Wolfenstein II come out this year.

See y’all tomorrow with Ubisoft and Sony’s conferences!

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