The Bethesda E3 Showcase wins for giving us the latest press conference in the Electronic Entertainment Expo of 2017. I can’t recall another late-night event in previous years because I’m still a little sleepy from this one (I live on the East Coast). The showcase brought its own self-styled theme pulled right out of what you’d expect if you’ve ever thought about the Disney Parks’ Tomorrowland — or Fallout’s super nostalgic info videos. Side note: Bethesdaland would be a kick-ass theme park.
There weren’t many huge surprises. Among other things, Bethesda announced a few sequels and even a new Dishonored game featuring new protagonists. The definite highlight of the night was the reveal of Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus. Pete Hines, Bethesda’s Global VP of PR and Marketing, says it best that the trailer for this upcoming sequel is “f*cking bananas.”
Other announcements include both Doom and Fallout 4 will be playable in VR. Not sure about the launch date for Doom VFR, but Fallout 4 VR will become available sometime this fall.
Bethesda also announced “Creation Club,” a program in which outside developers can create mods for games such as Skyrim and Fallout. Players will have to spend credit (a.k.a. money) to get some or all of these mods, but when has a gamer had the self-control not to buy a really bonkers/cool mod that lets you shoot at hordes of Teletubbies with a cat that can shoot lasers from its mouth?
Speaking of really cool mods, you can now bring over Link’s gear from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild over to Skyrim via touching your amiibo to the Nintendo Switch screen. Oh…did I forget to mention that Skyrim is coming to the Nintendo Switch? Because it totally is.
Below are all of the trailers and announcements shown at the Bethesda showcase. If you want to watch the whole press conference, you can click right here.