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The biggest announcements and trailers from Bethesda’s E3 2018 keynote

The biggest announcements and trailers from Bethesda’s E3 2018 keynote


All of the big games were there: Fallout, Doom, the Elder Scrolls, and more

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We may have already known about some of Bethesda’s big E3 games — the publisher announced both Rage 2 and Fallout 76 ahead of the show — but that doesn’t mean there wasn’t a lot to get excited about at the company’s showcase. There’s a sequel to Doom, a new Elder Scrolls, and a brand-new franchise called Starfield. Here’s everything you might’ve missed if you didn’t catch the event live.

Doom Eternal is a sequel to 2016’s amazing reboot

2016’s fantastic reboot of Doom is getting a sequel... and that’s about all we really know so far. Bethesda announced Doom Eternal with a cinematic trailer and says it will show the actual game later this year at QuakeCon.

Bethesda announces Starfield, its long-rumored sci-fi adventure

In addition to the usual Bethesda franchises, the company also revealed its first brand-new property in decades: Starfield, a long-rumored sci-fi epic. It’s a story-driven single-player game, but we’ll have to wait to find out more about what kind of experience Starfield actually is.

Bethesda teases the Elder Scrolls VI

Starfield wasn’t the only tease from Bethesda: the developer also revealed The Elder Scrolls VI, the next major entry in the fantasy role-playing series. It’s the follow-up to the beloved Skyrim, and it’s (presumably) quite a ways out from being released.

Watch 7 minutes of Rage 2’s intense Mad Max-style action

Post-apocalyptic shooter Rage 2 looks like a mashup of a number of open-world games, all wrapped up in a gritty Mad Max style. You can get your best look yet at the game in this 7-minute gameplay trailer.

This horrifying Rage 2 collectible contains the voice of party god Andrew W.K.

Andrew W.K is contributing music to the new Rage — he even appeared onstage at Bethesda’s keynote — but that’s not the only way he’s lending his services to the franchise. The collector’s edition comes with a hideous mask that speaks in the rocker’s voice, so as to better help you party all the time.

Fallout 76’s collector’s edition comes with a wearable power armor helmet

If you’re looking for a slightly more sophisticated video game collectible, the special edition of Fallout 76 will come with a functional power armor helmet. It should go nicely with your Fallout 4 Pip-Boy.

Fallout 76 is an online-only game that explores the beginning of the post-apocalypse

In addition to its collector’s edition, Bethesda also finally gave us a real look at Fallout 76, and the game looks fascinating. It’s an online-only experience where players work together in small squads to survive in the wasteland. It’s also coming out shockingly soon: you’ll be able to play the next Fallout in October.

Whoa, Fallout 76’s multiplayer will let you nuke other people’s bases

One of the cooler things you’ll be able to do in Fallout 76 is get your hands on nuclear weapons. You can then use them to blow up the bases of other players. It’s a great way to make friends in the wasteland.

Wolfenstein: Youngblood stars B.J. Blazkowicz’s twin daughters killing Nazis in 1980s Paris

Wolfenstein is getting a spinoff, but this one doesn’t star Nazi-killer B.J. Blazkowicz. Instead, you’ll play as his twin daughters, fighting your way through 1980s Paris. It’s out next year.

Watch Keegan-Michael Key play a ‘very special’ Skyrim with Amazon Alexa

Even Bethesda is poking fun at the multitude of ports for Skyrim. A goofy video starring Keegan-Michael Key shows what the world might be like if the fantasy RPG was playable on Amazon’s Alexa — or on a refrigerator.

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Fallout Shelter is coming to the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 tonight

Surprise! Not only is Fallout Shelter making its way to both the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4, but it’s also available tonight.

Bethesda is launching Prey and Wolfenstein VR games

Bethesda has been a big supporter of virtual reality, bringing its biggest franchises like Fallout and Doom to VR. Now it’s doing the same with both Prey and Wolfenstein, both of which are getting VR spinoffs.

The next Elder Scrolls game is a beautiful mobile RPG named Blades

If you can’t take the inevitable long wait for the Elder Scrolls VI, Bethesda is also bringing the series to mobile this year. But this isn’t some cheap cash-in: Blades is a gorgeous RPG built for smartphones, with a variety of combat styles and the kind of graphics you’d usually see on a console. It’s coming to both iPhone and Android.