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