Bethesda at E3 - Fallout 4, Doom, Dishonored 2



E3 2015 started off in grand fashion, with Bethesda studio revealing three of the most anticipated titles on many gamers´ wishlists ...

E3 2015 started off in grand fashion as studio giants Bethesda took to the stage in their first ever E3 Showcase. There was lots of hype leading up to the Showcase, but the rumours were that Bethesda would have some mind-blowing aces up their sleeves.  

Doom

Doom Kittens

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Working with id Software, Bethesda are bringing back one of the most iconic classics from the golden days of 8-bit soundtracks and terrifying brown pixel monsters - Doom. Although some footage was shown at Quake-Con, nothing major had been shown publicly until the showcase. The wait was worth it. The gameplay shown certainly paid due diligence to the source material and embraced its ultra-violent roots. There were cheers  when the chainsaw was revealed.

Unsurprisingly, there will also be a multiplayer offering of Doom. More surprisingly, there will also be the ability for players to create their own multi or single player levels through a tool called ‘Snapmap’. The intuitive tool will be a ‘gateway to an endless stream of doom universes created by you’.

Dishonored 2 - PC, Xbox, PS4

Dishon

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A lot of people predicted this was coming, and a lot of people would have been right. The sequel to the highly praised and much laweded Dishnored was announced at the Showcase. In this installment you can either play as the first games protagonist, Corvo Atano, or as a new female lead, named Emily Caldwin. After an otherworldly usurper seizes the throne you become embroiled in a plot which leaves you fighting to save the Kingdom from corruption. And just like the first dishonoured, the way you play is your choice too. Stealth or no-holes-barred, it’s up to you.

There will also be a re-release of Dishonored, with updated graphics for Xbox One and PlayStation 4, with all previous DLC included.

Fallout 4 - PC, Xbox One, PS4

Fallout Oops

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And now for the main event. We had a sneak peek of Fallout 4 from the trailer last week, and tonight Bethesda revealed a whole lot more, with in game footage and plenty of information about what to expect from the finished title.

A big surprise straight off the bat was that Fallout 4 begins before the bombs drop on planet Earth. You design your character, male or female, with Fallout's new and intuitive character modeling feature and,when the inevitable does eventually come, you retreat to shelter 111. One hundred years later you emerge, the shelter’s sole survivor, into a dystopian Boston.

The game flows wonderfully. When you enter into dialogue, you can choose to be in first or third person, and you can walk away then come back - you’re not trapped in a conversation as in previous titles.  

Fallout 4 also sees the welcome return of your dog. When commanding your trusty canine friend, you simply point at what you’d like him to fetch. There’s no need for clunky selection or toggling.

Fallout wouldn’t be Fallout without a Pip-Boy and, thankfully for us, Fallout 4 includes a super awesome upgraded model.  For those who fork out for the Collector’s Edition, they’ll get an actual wearable model that can fit your phone into and use it as a second screen. Nifty eh? Download an app, and you'll have a functioning, fully interactive Pip-boy on their arm.  Additionally, the app will work whether you have the limited edition Pip-boy or not, meaning every Fallout fan everywhere can second screen to their heart’s content.

Another cool announcement from Bethesda was that of Fallout Shelter, a completely new mobile game where you assume the role of the Shelter Overseer. It’s your role to grown, build and nurture your shelter.  And the best thing about it, is that it’s available right now!

With over 50 base weapons, and over 700 possible mods, we can’t wait to get our hands on Fallout 4 and, thankfully, we wont have to wait too long. Fallout 4 is due Novemer 10th, 2015.

The Rest

Elder Scrolls Legends is a new card game for mobile customers.

Battlecry is looking great, and is available to play at E3, so keep your eyes peeled for our thoughts a little later in the week.

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