The last year hasn’t been kind to Bethesda. With Fallout 76 being a high profile flop, which underwhelmed audiences, and their other killer projects still on the way. This E3 was their chance to show us all that they have some quality gaming experiences up their sleeve. Read on to see if they delivered.
Ghosts, death and dragons
Up next was the enthusiasm queen of E3 so far in the form of Ikumi Nakamura, Game Director of new IP GhostWire: Tokyo, an action adventure game (“It’s spoooooky!” claims Nakamura) in which the population is beset with strange disappearances and it's your job to unravel the conspiracy and purge this new evil, armed with an array of "mysterious spectral abilities."
Another new IP we were introduced to was DEATHLOOP.
A never-ending struggle between two extraordinary assassins, Deathloop will take players on a journey across "stunning environments and meticulously designed levels in an immersive gameplay experience" which allows you approach situations in any way you'd like.
Elsewhere (or Elswyr) there was news of more updates to various The Elder Scrolls spin-offs.
The Elder Scrolls: Blades, a free-to-play mobile title for Android and iOS is receiving its first update adding new jobs, jewellery, decorations for your town, voice overs and quests.
A Switch version scheduled to release in autumn and it will remain free.
The Elder Scrolls: Legends is always evolving with new cards added every month and regular updates. The latest expansion, Moons of Elsweyr, takes us to the native home of the Khajiit, where an Imperial invasion has, rather unfortunately, coincided with the release of ancient dragons.
There's even more dragons to contend with in The Elder Scrolls Online with the Elsweyr update, now live across all platforms. Unlikely allies must band together to save Tamriel from the fiery foes.
The Season of the Dragon will conclude with the Scalebreaker and Dragonhold expansions later in the year.
Classic first-person shooters breathe new life into the genre
Two new Wolfenstein games are currently in development, each offering a different way to play.
Cyberpilot is an upcoming virtual reality title launching PC and PS VR in July. Set 20 years after the events of The New Colossus, you'll play as a hacker for the French Resistance, wresting control of robots from the Nazis to use against them.
Youngblood takes place sometime after Cyberpilot, also in the alternate 1980s, and brings a co-op experience to the series for the very first time. Jess and Soph Blazkowicz, A.K.A the Terror Twins, are on a mission to find their father, BJ, protagonist of the previous games.
You can team up with a friend, or AI companion, when Youngblood launches on 26 July.
We're all Doomed
Following on from 2016's DOOM reboot, DOOM Eternal's story will see players battle through Heaven and Hell to push back the demonic horde. Expect new weapons, environments and enemies when it releases later this year.
A new asymmetrical multiplayer mode, BATTLEMODE, was also teased. This 2v1 fight will pit one fully kitted out DOOM Slayer against two player-controlled demons in a best-of-three match.
More will be revealed at Quakecon which features so much DOOM related stuff that they've playfully renamed this year's event DOOMcon.
DOOM Eternal launches 22 November on Xbox One, PS4, Switch, PC and Google Stadia.
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