By Jarrod Jones. On Sunday evening, Bethesda rolled out their scenic landscape for the rest of this year and the beginning of 2017, with announcements for The Elder Scrolls: Legends, Quake Champions, the long-anticipated Prey, Dishonored 2, even more Fallout 4 DLC (somehow), and a special edition for something called Skyrim. (I know; I’ve never heard of it either.)
All the Bethesda goodness can be found below — and don’t forget to share how pumped you are about this year’s E3 2016 in the comments section below!
Bethesda’s strategy card game remains a closed PC beta (with future beta dates and a full release right around the corner), though we know it’s available on PC, Mac, iOS Tablets and Phones and (sure, why not) Android tablets and phones.
Featuring five attributes: Strength (Red), Intelligence (Blue), Willpower (Gold), Agility (Green), and Endurance (Purple), Legends has destinctive, in-depth systems that will make your Elder Scrolls experience unique. As you conquer a wide swathe of decks and strategies against your human and computer counterparts, watch your power increase exponentially. Cackle mercilessly if you want — you’ll have earned the right. (Hours upon hours of gameplay await you with Legends‘ Story and Arena Modes.)
From Bethesda: Based on the award-winning Elder Scrolls series, The Elder Scrolls: Legends is a strategy card game that explores the series’ characters, creatures, deities, and lore. Whether you have 10 minutes or five hours, Legends provides a variety of gameplay modes and challenges that are easy-to-learn but difficult to master. Built with all levels of players in mind, Legends offers accessible gameplay for beginners who want to get started quickly, and the game’s depth keeps expert players engaged. With a wide variety of deck types and strategies, no two games are ever the same. Best of all, jumping into the game doesn’t cost a thing. Download Legends – for free – and see for yourself.
id Software and Bethesda (in conjunction with Saber Interactive) have every intention of returning Quake to its nigh-legendary greatness. Quake Champions is a concoction of the best of all worlds: the lore found in the first Quake, along with the outright insanity of Quake III Arena. But what’s more, the game will be adding a whole new feature to the series — called “Champions,” you’ll find a roster of equally brutal sonsabitches to which you can apply your own distinctive style, attributes, and abilities.
They say everyone is their own unique snowflake. Now that is also true for… *dramatic pause*… Champions.
From Bethesda: This year’s QuakeCon will be held August 4-7 and will be where id Software reveals more details about Quake Champions directly to its devoted fans. For more information about QuakeCon 2016 or to register to attend, please visit www.QuakeCon.org .
What was once Prey 2 is now Prey, a quasi-sequel to the 2006 original. And while what we saw back in 2011 is 100% more Johnny Cash-ish than the more somber, Groundhog Day-lookin’ thing that is this trailer, there’s no proper way to articulate how good Prey actually looks — almost as if it was worth the near-decade of development.
Anyway, with a “I’m stranded on this space base with all these lethal damn aliens” storyline, Prey looks deliciously Dead Space-y, with all the zero gravity terror (and eye mutilation!) you can handle.
From Bethesda: “At Arkane, our passion for creating unique worlds where you can improvise, experiment and play your way has driven our vision for ‘Prey’,” said Raphael Colantonio, president and co-creative director at Arkane Studios. “We’re excited to show you more of the sci-fi world we’re creating at QuakeCon this summer.”
From Arkane Studios and Bethesda comes a premium edition for Dishonored 2, which you can plan on putting into your console of choice Friday, November 11. (Specifically, Xbox One, Playstation 4 and PC.)
On top of the enjoyment you’ll undoubtedly feel as you finally play a brand new Dishonored game, the Collector’s Edition of 2 will feature all sorts of lovely special features and other exclusive gimmies, like: Corvo Attano’s Mask Replica and Stand (check out these dimensions — 13.5” (H) x 6” (W) x 5.5” (D)); Emily Kaldwin’s Ring Replica and Display Box (which you can totally wear to work, provided you have an awesome boss); a Full Color Propaganda Poster Print; Collectible ‘Legacy’ Metal Case; the Digital Imperial Assassin’s Pack; and, of course, Dishonored: Definitive Edition.
Oh! And for a limited time only, if you pre-order Dishonored 2 at more discerning retailers, you’ll receive a free digital copy of Dishonored: Definitive Edition — so hop to it!
The Dishonored 2 Collector’s Edition is available for pre-order through participating retailers and is priced at $99.99 (US), €99,99 (Europe), £79.99 (UK), and A$189.95 (Australia).
From Bethesda: Reprise your role as a supernatural assassin in Dishonored 2. Play your way in a world where mysticism and industry collide. Will you choose to play as Empress Emily Kaldwin or the Royal Protector, Corvo Attano? Will you stalk your way through the game unseen, make full use of its brutal combat system, or use a blend of both? How will you combine your character’s unique set of powers, weapons and gadgets to eliminate your enemies? The story responds to your choices, leading to intriguing outcomes, as you play through each of the game’s hand-crafted missions.
Fallout 4 DLC and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim: Special Edition
In an incredibly sweet video, Bethesda Game Studios’ Game Director Todd Howard earnestly thanked gamers for making Fallout 4 such an incredible success (at the sacrifice of our social lives and interpersonal relationships and probably our jobs too) by
threatening promising more Fallout 4 DLC throughout the summer, and a Special Edition for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, which take our money right now, this moment.
From Bethesda: Winner of more than 200 Game of the Year Awards, ‘Skyrim Special Edition’ brings the epic fantasy to life in stunning detail. The Special Edition includes the critically acclaimed game and add-ons with all-new features like remastered art and effects, volumetric god rays, dynamic depth of field, screen-space reflections, and more. ‘Skyrim Special Edition’ also brings the full power of PC mods to consoles. New quests, environments, characters, dialogue, armor, weapons and more – with Mods, there are no limits to what you can experience.
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