Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Bethesda Softworks

Doom trailer showcases free Update 2, Unto the Evil DLC dated

Doom will be receiving Update 2 tomorrow, a free download packed with maps, added SnapMap functionality, and other goodies. A trailer has been posted offering an overview of everything that will be included. Along with the video, Bethesda has announced that the first premium downloadable pack, Unto the Evil, will go live on August 5. The $14.99 drop is set to include three maps (Cataclysm, Offering, and Ritual), Harvester player-controlled demon, UAC EMG Pistol, Kinetic Mine, modules, and extra customization options. To kick things off, id is holding a Double XP weekend beginning 12:00 p.m. (ET) through 12:00 p.m. (ET) on August 1.

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Fallout 4 – Vault-Tec Workshop out now for console, PC

Fallout 4 received a new downloadable pack today, Vault-Tec Workshop. The $4.99 drop adds pre-war industrial kits that offer access to retro-styled art, furniture, and lighting. It also allows Overseers the chance to run Vault-Tech experiments on their Dwellers in order to create the perfect citizen. Members of Bethesda recently livestreamed a walkthrough of the expansion, and an archive of the nearly 42-minute-long stream has been posted below.

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Dark Horse producing Dishonored 2 art book, fan art contest kicks off

Bethesda has teamed up with Dark Horse to release a book based on the art of Arkane’s Dishonored 2. The Art of Dishonored 2 will feature exclusive pieces of concept art that chronicle the title’s development from the original. Fans of the series can look for it to hit stores and online outlets on November 22. The studio has also launched a contest where fans can submit their own illustrations for inclusion in the book. Pieces can be submitted by using the hashtag #drawDishonored. Aspiring (or current) artists can check out the rules over at Bethesda.net.

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E3 2016: Bethesda – Doom, Fallout, Prey, Quake, Skyrim

Bethesda had several titles on show, a few of which feature the return of several properties that have been absent for a few years, including Prey and Quake. Doom will be receiving free content, Fallout 4 three new downloadable packs, and Fallout Shelter a PC release as well as quests in a new update. Dishonored 2 got a new trailer, screens, and details about its Limited Edition. One of their bigger reveals was Skyrim Special Edition for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.

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Bethesda details E3 2016 showcase, BE3 Plus, on-site and streaming

Bethesda has announced their event plans for this year’s E3 showcase, BE3 Plus. As before, the studio will be streaming the conference live on their Youtube and Twitch channels, which will begin at 5:15 p.m. (CST) with the showcase proper kicking off at 6:00 p.m. Former G4 TV X-Play hosts Adam Sessler and Morgan Webb will open the show and interview developers afterwards. Blink-182 will also perform after the showcase. For those in Los Angeles, a Standby Line will open at noon (CST) and offer non-ticket-holding fans the chance to get in the show, located at The LA Hangar, 2627 Medford Street. For those who don’t make it in, an outdoor area will be set up for 300 people to check out a stream.

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Fallout 4 – Far Harbor now available for console, PC

Fallout 4 just received the biggest chunk of real estate ever to be included in a Bethesda-developed expansion. Far Harbor kicks off with a case from Valentine’s Detective Agency that sends players in search of a synth colony and a missing woman in a dangerous, highly irradiated land off the coast of Maine. Aside from navigating an ongoing war between the synths, local populace, and the Children of Atom, players will also undertake new quests and get their hands on some powerful armor and weapons.

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Behind-the-scenes video released for Fallout 4 – Far Harbor

Fallout 4 – Far Harbor is set to go live tomorrow, but today, Bethesda is giving players an overview of the expansion. A new behind-the-scenes video offers a peek at what players will find when they land on the largest landmass of any Bethesda add-on to date. The irradiated land will be filled with distrustful inhabitants who are engaged in an ongoing war with the Children of Atom, along with a host of new animal, armor, weapons, quests, and enemies. Additional details can be found in a new entry on Bethesda’s website.

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After Mars, Doom to head to Indianapolis for Grand Prix, 500

In a bit of news that I don’t think many saw coming, ZeniMax will be dabbling in racing with the debut of the Doom car at the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis on May 14. SMP Racing driver Mikhail Aleshin will be behind the wheel of the No. 7 car, and he will again take it out in the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 on May 29. The livery was revealed this morning, and a trailer mixing shots of the car with gameplay can be viewed below. For those wanting to check out all of the action, Aleshin will be on the track at 11 in the morning for the first practice.

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Doom gets messy with shotguns, demon guts in launch trailer

Doom hits store shelves and digital outlets next week, and to get everyone’s trigger finger itching, Bethesda has released a launch trailer. id Software’s return to the series finds the Doom Marine once again knee-deep among the dead, and the minions of Hell. The reboot will feature a single-player campaign, multiplayer, and the SnapMap game editor to create and share levels. (WADs? It’s 1993 all over again!)

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Fallout 4 – Far Harbor launching May 19, first-look trailer released

Bethesda has released the first look at the third add-on for Fallout 4, Far Harbor. The $24.99 download, slated to go live on May 19, adds the new island Far Harbor, noted as the largest landmass of any add-on from the studio. After players are sent a new case from Valentine’s Detective Agency, they land on the isle, located just off the coast of Maine, and find it even harsher than home due to higher levels of radiation. A new storyline soon unfolds surrounding a conflict between the local townsfolk, the Children of the Atom, and the synths. Players will also find new armor, faction quests, settlements, dungeons, weapons, and creatures.

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