Bethesda enjoyed their fifth annual E3 showcase last night (June 9, 2019), in which they unveiled some incredibly exciting upcoming games, as well as revealing updates for titles already on the market, and more. Here, we collect all of the best reveals from their couple of hours on stage.
The DOOM Slayer returns in a sequel that has been highly anticipated since the remaster of the original game, back in 2016. In DOOM Eternal, players will not only be able to rip through the single-player Campaign mode on offer, but team up with friends online in the new BATTLEMODE, where strategy comes into play and communications will be essential for success.
DOOM Eternal launches November 22, 2019.
The team at Tango Gameworks (responsible for The Evil Within and its sequel) return to action with their new action-adventure title, GhostWire: Tokyo. With strange disappearances hitting the population of Tokyo, players will investigate the source, whilst attempting to purge the city of a mysterious new evil.
Conspiracy theories combine with urban legends, as the gamer takes on the role of a character with their own spectral abilities, in a bid to face down the occult and bring an end to the chaos raining down on Tokyo.
Those watching Bethesda's showcase got a world-first glimpse at the exciting new world of Blackreef; a lawless island which is stuck in an eternal struggle between two extraordinary assassins. Promising to allow players to approach every situation in any way they'd like, DEATHLOOP will see gamers hunting targets across lush environments, dying repeatedly whilst doing so.
The Elder Scrolls: Blades
With the news that The Elder Scrolls: Blades will be making its way onto the Nintendo Switch at some point this year, gamers will be able to get their hands on the title and enjoy full cross-play and cross-progression between versions. The game's also received a free update, available now on mobile, with a dragon questline, custom jewellery system, new jobs with solo arena battles and more.
At launch, it may not have been a game for everybody, but Fallout 76 isn't something Bethesda are going to let fall to the wayside. In fact, developers look stronger than ever before in their commitment to making it a long-term project, that keeps its loyal players happy, and continues to reinvigorate and refresh its gameplay.
Human NPCs are finally coming to Fallout 76 as part of a massive Year Two update, with a main quest full of choices and consequences that will truly matter. New factions will also make themselves known, and whose side you decide to take determines their fates.
All of the nukes dropped on Appalachia have also paved the way for a new 52-player PvP mode; Nuclear Winter. This handles the battle royale genre in a way unlike anything we've seen before, as a familiar gameplay mode is given a complete overhaul.
Expect these updates to drop in the next few months.
It may look cute, but don't let that fool you! Commander Keen, from ZeniMax Online Studios, will soon be coming to iOS and Android devices. Players will step into the shoes of twin geniuses Billy and Billie, who are on a mission to save the galaxy through chaos and mayhem.
“With the new Commander Keen, we wanted to stay true to the platforming history of the original series, while making gameplay feel mobile-first,” explains Kira Schlitt, the game’s Creative Director. “There’s a lot of slap-happy nonsense in our brand-new gadget-based action, particularly in Battle Mode.”
The Elder Scrolls Online: Elsweyr
Whilst the Elsweyr Chapter is well underway, the Season of the Dragon is only just beginning for The Elder Scrolls Online players. Two new exciting DLCs - Scalebreaker and Dragonhold - will bring new dungeons to players, as well as an exciting and fresh zone packed full of unique characters, quests and more.
BJ Blazkowicz's twin daughters take to the streets in a bid to find their missing father, in Wolfenstein: Youngblood. For the first time in the series' history, players will be able to team up online and take down Nazis in Paris. It certainly looks like a heck of a lot of fun.
There's not long to wait before you can play, as Wolfenstein: Youngblood launches on July 26, 2019 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC.