Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Bethesda Softworks

Bethesda announces free-to-play, 32-player brawler BattleCry

Bethesda Softworks has announced a new multiplayer-only action title for PC, BattleCry. Currently in development at BattleCry Studios, the 32-player, free-to-play release will focus on team combat set within a world designed by Dishonored’s Viktor Antonov. In this new world, players must battle in WarZones after a devastating world war at the beginning of the 20th century led to nations banning gunpowder and traditional combat. Victory will reward successful warriors with new skills and effects as they climb the ranks as either a Royal Marine or a Cossack. To battle one another, players will have access to ranged and melee weapons that can transform as well as harness electricity for extra damage.

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The Evil Within bumped pack to October, pre-order bonus detailed

Bethesda has announced that Tango Gameworks’ upcoming survival-horror title The Evil Within has been pushed back to October 21. Originally scheduled to launch on August 26, the studio noted in a statement that Shinji Mikami and co. asked for more time to “refine the game in order to deliver the polished, terrifying pure survival horror experience they set out to create.” It’s not all bad news, however, as Bethesda also announced a new pre-order bonus, The Fighting Chance Pack. The pack, detailed below, includes weapons, a health-boosting gel, and an attribute-upgrading item.

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The Elder Scrolls Online first update adds new adventure zone, more

The Elder Scrolls Online (Mac, PC, PS4, Xbox One) Patch 1 Announcement - Screenshot 1

The first update has gone live for The Elder Scrolls Online. Additions include a veteran rank increase to 12, a Death Recap window that provides info about what occurred at the time of the player’s death, a bump of double experience for killing player characters, and the biggest, the first Adventure Zone, Craglorn. The new zone adds a new storyline and quests for Veteran Rank players as well as 12-player Trials. The full list of changes and additions can be found at the official site.

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Wolfenstein: The New Order brings back Nazi-blasting action today

Wolfenstein The New Order (360, PC, PS3) May Trailer Announcement - Screenshot 6

B.J. Blazkowicz once again returns to save the world from the Nazis today in Wolfenstein: The New Order. The latest take on the long-running series sees Blazkowicz in an alternate timeline where the Third Reich won World War II and rule as masters of the world. After a 14-year-long coma, the old fighter finds himself in a strange new world that’s ruled by his old enemy, who overcame the Allies and have since maintained their hold through the use of strange sci-fi tech. Alongside a small group of resistance fighters, players must guide the first-person-shooter legend to victory before the Nazis take their war machine to the stars.

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Wolfenstein: The New Order launch trailer released, mind the gunfire

With less than a week to go until release, B.J. Blazkowicz is back in one last video outing for Wolfenstein: The New Order. The launch trailer, House of the Rising Sun, features Blazkowicz alongside resistance fighters battling the occupying Nazi forces. After a live-action intro of a peaceful protest being crushed, B.J. and company compare war wounds before some of the Third Reich’s stranger creatures appear (and are promptly blown away). On top of the destruction, you also get to enjoy a German-language version of House of the Rising Sun.

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PS4, Xbox One versions of The Elder Scrolls Online delayed

The Elder Scrolls Online (Mac, PC, PS4, Xbox One) Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 3

Bethesda has released an update on the progress of the console versions of The Elder Scrolls Online. The statement, posted below, notes that there have been unforeseen challenges in developing the PS4 and Xbox One versions due to how different they are from the already available Mac and Windows PC versions as well as each other, and that overcoming these problems will require an additional six months. The studio is also offering owners of the Mac and Windows versions the chance to transfer their characters over to their preferred console version upon release and to buy a full digital version of the PS4 or Xbox One version, along with an additional 30 days of play time, for $20.

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(PC Review) The Elder Scrolls Online

(PC Review) The Elder Scrolls Online

“… a game all about expectations.”

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Wolfenstein: The New Order gets new Stealth vs. Mayhem trailer

A new trailer has been released highlighting the different gameplay paths available in Wolfenstein: The New Order. Titled Stealth vs. Mayhem, the video, clocking in at just over three and a half minutes, features B.J. tackling an assignment in two different ways. For the tactical approach, he breaks locks and takes down Nazis with knives and a silenced pistol, while the other, more chaotic approach sees him destroying cover and blowing soldiers away with machine guns and grenades.

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Blazkowicz goes ballistic in new Wolfenstein: The New Order trailer

A new trailer has been released for Wolfenstein: The New Order. In the new footage, titled Nowhere to Run, beleaguered resistance fighter B.J. Blazkowicz is embroiled in a battle against General Deathshead and his Nazi stormtroopers. There’s a mixture of live-action and in-game footage, with the latter featuring dual wielding with large machine guns, steampunk-style armor, and of course, chaingun action.

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The Elder Scrolls Online goes live for Mac, Windows PC

Bethesda has taken The Elder Scrolls into a mysterious new realm today: the Internet. The release of The Elder Scrolls Online heralds the series’ entry into the online world, allowing Mac and PC gamers to adventure around Tamriel as they take on quests for the Empire and battle one another in player-versus-player combat. After all these years, you finally have the chance to answer the question of what it would be like if Daggerfall, Oblivion, and Skyrim were multiplayer.

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