Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Bethesda Softworks

Prey trial out for PC, console demo now trial to carry over progress

PC gamers can now try their hand at surviving the alien infestation on Talos I. The release of the PC trial also marks a shift for the console demo, which is itself now a trial, meaning that players can continue their progress if they decide to purchase the full version. To kick off the release, Arkane has launched a new trailer to get players up to speed about what’s in store.

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The Evil Within 2 trailer introduces (killer) photographer Stefano

A new trailer for The Evil Within 2 shows one of the human monsters that players will have to contend with as Sebastion. The highlighted terror is former war photographer Stefano Valentini, who has somehow made his way into the STEM world. Described as “an artist with dark proclivities and unbounded imagination,” he went insane after losing an eye in an explosion, eventually becoming obsessed with taking photos of subjects during their final moments. In an effort to capture people during this precarious time, he ends up turning into an infamous serial killer to ensure that he has plenty of chances to get the perfect shot. He isn’t alone, either, as he is joined by one of his creations, Obscura.

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Fallout 4: Game of the Year Edition coming this September

Fallout 4 will be returning with an all-in-one bundle as Fallout 4: Game of the Year Edition. The set will feature all of the updates, including Survival mode, enhanced visuals, the ability to play Mods, and all six downloadable packs. The latter adds new areas, objects, and enemies with Nuka-World, Vault-Tec Workshop, Contraptions Workshop, Far Harbor, Wasteland Workshop and Automatron. The studio is also planning on releasing a limited quantity of Game of the Year Pip-Boy collector editions for $99.99 at select retailers.

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Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus’ Trust in Brother teaches a lesson

Did … did I just see you eat chocolate? I hope not! Why? All is explained in the latest episode of Trust in Brother, one of the TV shows that appears within Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus. Described as a “Nazi-fied take on a classic American sitcom,” the live-action show takes place in the game’s alternate history, after the events of the original Wolfenstein didn’t pan out as expected. And that includes going back for extra candy.

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Learn how to survive amidst chaos in new trailer for The Evil Within 2

Players are going to see what it takes to ‘Survive’ in a new trailer for The Evil Within 2. The psychological thriller from Tango Gameworks follows players as they take control of Sebastian as he attempts to find his daughter, Lily, before she is lost within a STEM world. Pre-orders will get a slight leg up in their journey, with word that everyone who puts down money early will receive The Last Chance Pack. The drop will include the exclusive burst handgun, crafted supplies, and medical supplies.

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E3 2017 – Bethesda: Wolfenstein II, Dishonored, Skyrim NS, VR

Bethesda had a strong showing with support for a number of their popular franchises. They also revealed an initiative that encompasses several of them, Creation Club. The system is for Fallout 4 and Skyrim and is set to offer curated, free mods for players and cash for creators. Other reveals include Dishonored: Death of the Outsider, Doom VFR, Skyrim for Switch, The Evil Within 2, and Wolfenstein: The New Colossus. Check below for release dates, screens, and trailers.

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The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind now available for console, PC

Role-playing gamers can now dive into The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind. The expansion is noted to add over 30 hours of story content, along with the nature-magic-based Warden playable class, fast-paced player-versus-player Battlegrounds mode, and a 12-player Trial. Of course, the biggest addition—literally, as it’s the largest zone added since launch—is Vvardenfell Island. Morrowind fans will get to see the island 700 years prior to the events of The Elder Scrolls III. New players can head straight to the island, tackling the original ESO content at any time, while current players can head there with a quick upgrade for their character or try it as a new Warden.

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(PlayStation 4 Review) Prey

“… a stunning experience that lingers in one’s thoughts much as it will surely linger on “best of” lists in six months’ time.”

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Morrowind’s politics highlighted in ‘Assassins and Great Houses’

Bethesda has released a trailer highlighting the down-and-dirty politics that dominate Morrowind in The Elder Scrolls Online. In Assassins and Great Houses, players get a look at the intrigue that takes place throughout Vvardenfell, which will require them to work with several factions. In particular, they will have to balance their relationships with the three houses that dominate the realm: House Hlaalu, House Redoran, and House Telvanni.

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Talos I calls! Prey now available for console, PC

Prey returns today, courtesy of Arkane Studios. Bethesda Softworks picked up the dormant series after its sequel found itself stuck in development, and they found a new home for it with the creators of the Dishonored series. The result is a new take on the story, with players taking on the role of Morgan Yu, who awakens from cryosleep to find themselves on board the space station Talos 1. Yu realizes that they were the subject of strange experiments, which will come in handy, as a hostile alien force has overrun the station. With a mixture of shooter and light role-playing mechanics, players decide which of the alien powers to use, and how they will engage with other characters, as they attempt to find answers as well as stop the invaders.

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