Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Bethesda Softworks

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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Arkane, Bethesda release launch trailer for Prey

With its release closing in, just a few days away now, Bethesda has released a new launch trailer for Prey. After its whizz-bang overview, check out the other trailers covering the aliens, powers, and weapons found on Talos I. Console gamers itching to give it a try can currently download the Opening Hour demo, which include the first full hour of gameplay.

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Prey demo to go live on April 27 for PS4 and Xbox One

Console gamers are getting the chance to try the first hour of Prey on April 27 with the release of Prey Demo: Opening Hour. The trial will allow players to take a look around the interstellar research facility Talos I, shortly after it’s been overrun by aliens, as recently awoken subject Morgan Yu. A new trailer has also been released highlighting the gameplay options possible during the initial hour.

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Yu steals powers, tricks turrets in Prey trailer Playing with Powers

The Prey video train rolls along with a new video covering the alien and human abilities available to the player. Playing with Powers is over four minutes long, and features members of the development team demonstrating and detailing Morgan Yu’s expanding repertoire of superhuman feats that are unlocked as they explore Talos I. Eventually, players will be able to gain the ability to aim with greater precision, slow down time, steal alien abilities, and of course, set things on fire. There is a downside to absorbing alien abilities, though, as the station’s turrets will mark the player as an intruder.

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Prey’s weapon and skill combos highlighted in new trailer

Prey’s trailer line has covered the aliens, then the protagonist, and now, it’s time to check out the weaponry and how it ties into the alien skills. The latest video, Weapons and Power Combos, features the numerous abilities, weapon combinations, and tools that Morgan has at his (or her) disposal. Things are burned, transformed, electrified, and destroyed in a variety of creative ways similar to Arkane’s Dishonored series. Is there a gloo cannon? Yes, there’s a gloo cannon.

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Morgan Yu’s possibilities discussed in new trailer for Prey

Prey’s previous video covered the various alien types running amok on Talos I, and today, it’s your turn. Well, Morgan Yu’s turn, the game’s protagonist, along with the choices he will have to make and people he will meet on the station. Or she, as ‘Only Yu Can Save the World’ notes, players can decide Morgan’s gender. The video also covers the various powers and weapons at the player’s disposal, which will alter their progress, as they awaken as something of a blank slate.

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