This year E3 will be happening between June 13th and June 15th at the LA convention center.
For the those of you who are unfamiliar with this epic-ly ginormous event here is a little rundown:
The Electronic Entertainment Expo, commonly referred to as E3, is an annual trade fair for the video game industry
presented by the Entertainment Software Association (ESA). It is used by many video game publishers and accessory
manufacturers to introduce and advertise upcoming games and game-related merchandise.
Of course, this will also bring in fans and media. Sadly, none of us will be around the floor this time around either,
but we will try our best to make it as clear as possible on what is happening on the floor in LA.
Be sure to follow this topic for up to date news, and keep an eye out for our posts that will be following.
Below is a rundown of the currently signed exhibitors that will be showing up at this E3.
Be aware, there are 242 signed exhibitors on the website and I have left a few out.
If you would like to scroll through the full list yourself see the following link: Full List of Exhibitors
Please post below which exhibitors you would love to see us highlight.
Fight in legendary battles across all three eras in Star Wars™ Battlefront II.
Your Hero (and Classes) Grow With You
Four new classes make their debut in Star Wars Battlefront II, each bringing unique abilities to their team. Nimble Assault troopers blaze through the center of battle while shielded Heavy troopers hold the line. Officers rally their allies while stealthy Specialists strike at foes from a distance. You’ll have the power to take control of each of these classes and build your skills, improve your weapons with attachments, and harness unique, modifiable abilities.
Troopers and Heroes alike are highly customizable thanks to a brand new, completely revamped, and far larger Star Card system. As you journey through Star Wars Battlefront II, you’ll constantly be earning and crafting new Star Cards, opening up a huge number of distinctive ways to upgrade your abilities. With every triumph, you’ll move closer to unlocking greater power for your favorite trooper classes, heroes, and starfighters.
Increased Depth and Choices with Battle Points
Commanding a vehicle or becoming a hero are tied into an entirely new system: Battle Points. Everything you do to help your team in multiplayer earns you Battle Points. These points can be used between spawns to unlock your favorite heroes, vehicles, or reinforcement characters. Battle Points require you to constantly balance risk and reward. Will you save them for the most powerful heroes, or spend them freely to reap quick rewards?
Each of these new classes, vehicles, reinforcements, and heroes fulfills a specific purpose on the team. Each time they spawn, players will deploy together into a new four-player spawn wave, with visibility in the respawn lobby allowing them to coordinate their choices. See two of your teammates loading up as Officers? Maybe you'll want to choose Specialist instead to create a more cohesive unit. Once they've spawned into battle, these temporary squads will do better when they stick together.
Reinforcements Are Coming
You’ve already learned about troopers and heroes, but you might be wondering about reinforcements, an entirely new Star Wars Battlefront II feature. Reinforcements are unique Star Wars™ units that bring potent new abilities to multiplayer battles.
A mix between troopers and heroes, they have exceptional abilities all their own. On Theed, we met a few Reinforcements, the B2 Super Battle Droid and Clone Jumptrooper, and you’ll see more on the way to launch.
Experience Three Eras of War
Visitors to EA PLAY got hands-on time with the Theed multiplayer battle, commanding Separatist battle droids against a valiant band of Clone troopers defending the royal palace. The prequel-era engagement was just one of many epic Star Wars moments previewed, as the new trailer highlighted battlegrounds from across Star Wars’ three cinematic eras. Rey and Kylo Ren crossed sabers in a furious clash on Starkiller Base, Wookiee warriors roared over the waters of Kashyyyk, and Death Troopers stormed the jungle vastness of the Rebel base on Yavin 4.
You’ll be seeing much more of what’s coming from each era in the coming months, but get set to control iconic heroes, choose special reinforcements, and pilot distinctive vehicles on some of your favorite planets from the prequels, original trilogy, and Star Wars™: The Force Awakens™.
Starting with Season 1 in December, Post-Launch Content Will be Free*
There's also big news on content coming after the game’s release. All post-launch heroes, maps, weapons, and vehicles will be free* for everyone who plays Star Wars Battlefront II. This starts with the Star Wars: The Last Jedi™ season coming this December, where all Star Wars Battlefront II players will have access to Finn, Captain Phasma, the new planet Crait, and more.
Star Wars Battlefront II is available November 17 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Origin for PC. Stay connected by following EA Star Wars on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
*Requires Star Wars Battlefront II on applicable platform (sold separately), all game updates, internet connection, EA account, and, for console players, Xbox Live Gold or PlayStation Plus membership (each sold separately).
In Anthem™, a new shared-world action-RPG from EA's BioWare studio, team up with friends as Freelancers—the bold few with the courage to leave civilization behind and explore a landscape of primeval beauty. Wield an arsenal of Javelin exosuits, each equipped with unique weapons and abilities. Band together with friends, confront the dangers you find, and grow in power with every step.
Today we unveiled Anthem, EA’s newest IP. Our team at BioWare hand-crafted an entire new world, and equally as important, an entirely new experience. This isn’t like any BioWare game you’ve played before – in fact, it’s unlike any game we’ve ever made at EA.
As a player, there’s nothing quite like thrill of discovering new games and experiences. It’s why I have always loved playing games, and why I try to play everything. Seeing how much innovation there is in the industry across all corners – interactive storytelling, social gameplay, visual fidelity, live services -- drives our teams to push the boundaries and deliver the unexpected.
As a developer, all of this excitement can also be frightening. Starting from a clean sheet – no genre, no story, no gameplay design or systems, etc. – almost everything has to go right to see a new IP all the way through. And the truth of the matter is, a lot of great ideas on paper, never realize their full potential.
The time and investment is why new IP can be so risky. But when you think you have something special… you have to go for it.
And that’s what we have with Anthem. Ever since I heard the original concept, I’ve had a special passion for this game. I love the contrast of the beautiful, lush world with savage, exotic beasts. Seeing the advanced technology of the Javelin suits, contrast with the primitive and brutal ruthlessness of the environment.
Our team has incredible ambition for this title. They’re telling a new story, creating a social, co-operative experience, and putting it in a contiguous open world that is dynamic and will be ever-changing for years to come.
The time is right for a game like Anthem. The power of new consoles, the way genres are evolving and blending into each other, the way we are playing games together for longer periods of time through live service. You are going to love this game, this world and this experience. We can’t wait to share it with you in the Fall of 2018.
Officially unveiled at EA Play 2017, A Way Out is a couch or online co-op only game where you play the role of one of two prisoners in a daring escape over and beyond the prison walls.
What begins as a thrilling escape quickly turns into an emotional adventure unlike anything seen & played before. A Way Out is a two-player experience. Each player controls one of the main characters, working together to escape the prison and continue beyond into each character’s lives. It is a game that explores the notion of trust, companionship and facing up to consequences.
A Way Out offers something for everyone - may it be lean back or intense gameplay moments, action, adventure, exploration, puzzles, chase, stealth.
The narrative keeps you on your toes, offering a fresh, unique and compelling experience throughout. Get a unique look into the character’s personal lives and their driving motivations through their interaction with others as strong cinematic moments tie the plot together and propel the characters forward through their journey.
Announcing A Way Out at EA PLAY is incredibly exciting for everyone at Hazelight, and I’m thrilled to share a bit more about the game and the team with you!
I’ve always been passionate about creating and telling stories. I’ve been able to share my stories through my work as a movie director, but I’ve always loved and played videogames. One day, a friend involved in game development education asked me if I was interested in spending a few weeks making a game with a couple of students. I got super excited and came up with the idea for Brothers – A Tale of Two Sons on the very same day.
After six weeks of hard work we had a playable demo for Brothers – A Tale of Two Sons. I presented it to many different developers in the games community, until finally Starbreeze decided to help me out. There were many hard lessons to learn about game development. I had already made six feature films by this point, but they were all a walk in the park compared to creating a game. Movies are a great way of telling a story, but the potential of interactive storytelling through games is even greater.
After the release of Brothers – A Tale of Two Sons, the team and I were overwhelmed by the positive reception from industry critics, and proud to see the enthusiasm of the players as well. Knowing I wanted to keep making games, I decided to form Hazelight Studios with the core team behind Brothers – A Tale of Two Sons. When we first started out we were around 12 people, but building on our ambitions for this new game, the team is now 40 people strong.
Hazelight is all about making games that focus on story-driven experiences backed by innovative gameplay. We truly believe that there are ways to play and experience games that have yet to be discovered, and that’s what drives the team here at Hazelight.
Our first game, A Way Out, came about when a friend and I tried to find a co-op game that wasn’t just a drop-in/drop-out experience. I wanted to play a co-op game with a strong story, where the characters had unique personalities and goals. And that’s exactly what A Way Out is.
This game is co-op only—you can play it online, but to get the full experience and feel, we want you to play it together with a friend on your couch. A Way Out is going to cover a lot of gameplay ground, from action to exploration, from driving to puzzle-solving, and much more.
We’re also looking into how we innovate as we tell the story of these two characters. Players will experience the game’s story as it seamlessly shifts from a full-screen experience into cinematic split-screen formats. Basically, one player can be in a cutscene while the other player has full control.
Working with EA’s Originals program has been great. We have the creative freedom and trust from EA to deliver a game we truly believe in.
I can’t wait for you to play A Way Out when it releases in early 2018. I guarantee you an emotional journey unlike anything you’ve played before.
Set in the underworld of Fortune Valley, you and your crew are reunited by a search for vengeance against The House, a nefarious cartel that rules the city’s casinos, criminals, and cops.
How do you get behind the wheel of a car that's being transported through the desert? Watch our EA Play gameplay trailer and find out how the crew gets things done.
The crew (Tyler, Jess and Mac) have learned that The House are transporting a car equipped with a new piece of technology that may be a key component in bringing them down. This calls for one thing: acquire the car, get hold of the tech and dent The House's plans. The Highway Heist is one of the set piece moments that takes place within *Need for Speed *Payback's single player campaign which follows the story of Tyler, Jess and Mac as they set out to bring down The House.
The Highway Heist is one of the set piece moments that takes place within Need for Speed Payback's single player campaign, which follows the story of Tyler, Jess and Mac as they set out to bring down The House.
Alongside the Highway Heist and other memorable moments you'll be able to build your perfect ride. Customize the car of your dreams, both visually and its performance, into one of five distinct car classes; Race, Drift, Off-Road, Drag and Runner. Turn a piece of scrap into a piece of art, and use it to tear up the streets and countryside of Fortune Valley.
The smell of burnt rubber lingers through the streets, a remnant of the activities that were carried out during the early hours of the morning. But the darkness of night now gives way to the light of day as the city of Silver Rock begins to spark into life as the sun breaks across the entire Fortune Valley region.
Need for Speed Payback has a single player campaign that follows the exploits of former street racer Tyler Morgan. After being double-crossed and forced into exile, it’s time for Payback. Tyler must rebuild his crew, win an impossible race and bring down The House, the cartel that has a grip over the city's casinos, criminals and cops.
It’s not going to be easy though. Tyler and the crew will find themselves in the middle of some of the most action-packed, explosive events in Need for Speed history.
It wouldn't be Need for Speed without killer cars. The big question is: what sort of ride do you want? Cars in Need for Speed Payback come in one of five classes; Race, Drift, Off-Road, Drag and Runner. Whatever your goal, you’re going to want the right car for the job.
Now for the fun part, where you turn it up a notch and take your stock ride into something spectacular. Visually customize your ride to get it looking just how you want, and your garage has never looked better. But deep down we know it’s what’s under the hood that counts; win and buy the hottest aftermarket parts and craft the perfect driving machine.
Keep your eyes peeled while exploring Fortune Valley, and you may just find an abandoned car that becomes your new project. Breathe life into it and raise it from scrap into your one-of-a-kind supercar.
Fortune Valley is your action-packed playground. Race through the glamourous and gritty districts of Silver Rock City, tear up the arid Liberty Desert, drift your way up Mount Providence and defy deadly drops all over Silver Canyon. Whatever you're in the mood for, Fortune Valley has it all.
The return of intense cop chases means the stakes have never been higher. With helicopters and Rhinos in their arsenal, you’re going to have to push yourself, and your car, to the limit if you’re going to outrun and get away from the local PD. One thing is for sure, they certainly won’t go easy on you.
Double down on risk to run up your rewards. Nail speed and style moments to bank extra rep, and string together Heaters for massive multipliers. Push your limits to bank your winnings, or will you go bust? Up the ante with challenges that raise the stakes in races. Win the race and the challenge to multiply your bank.
Think you’re the fastest and willing to put your reputation on the line? An all new Autolog pushes your friends’ best scores from the entire campaign and world activities. Bragging rights are always at stake — and only a button press away.
All Need for Speed Payback pre-orders receive the Platinum Car Pack, instantly giving you access to five uniquely customised and tuned cars, each with exclusive Platinum Blue Tire smoke. Cars included are the Nissan 350Z, Chevrolet Camaro SS, Ford F-150 Raptor, Dodge Charger R/T and the Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport.
Pre-order the Deluxe Edition to play Need for Speed Payback on November 7, up to 3 days before the Worldwide release. You’ll also receive exclusive NOS color, license plate, leaderboard icon, story mission pack and more.
You’ll be able to play Need for Speed Payback on PS4, Xbox One and PC via Origin. You'll find the full release timings below.
November 2 for EA Access and Origin Access Members with the Play First Trial
November 7 if you buy Need for Speed Payback Deluxe Edition
November 10 if you buy Need for Speed Payback Standard Edition
You’ll see more of Need for Speed Payback at EA Play, starting June 10th, including a first look at gameplay. Stay up to date with Need for Speed & EA by signing up for the newsletter.
† Platinum Blue Tire Smoke exclusive to Platinum Car Pack vehicles.
A first glimpse of Battlefield 1 In the Name of the Tsar. Enter the war’s biggest front with the Russian army in the most extensive Battlefield expansion so far. Full expansion available September 2017.
Powered by Frostbite, Longshot is Madden NFL's first-ever cinematic and playable story mode where your decisions lead forgotten prospect, Devin Wade on the pursuit to hear his name called on NFL Draft day.
MADDEN 18 AVAILABLE AUGUST 25
DOMINATE THE GRIDIRON WITH YOUR SQUAD
Team up with friends in 3 vs. 3, online team play in Madden Ultimate Team. MUT Squads Info
PLAY THE BEST REAL-WORLD NFL MATCH UPS
Take the field with your favorite team or play the best weekly matchup using live updates containing the latest rosters, custom commentary and up-to-date stats from NFL.com then continue your season all the way to the Super Bowl from Play Now.
ALL-NEW PLAY STYLES
Play the game you want by selecting from three new and unique play-styles catering each matchup to your specifications.
Customize the AI to fit your game plan and make situational changes to your strategy on the fly as the game demands it.
You are no longer tied to throwing at your open wide receiver. Throw to who you want, in the exact spot on the field with all new Target Passing, giving you, ultimate control over where the ball is thrown.
BUILD, PLAY, AND WIN WITH ULTIMATE TEAM
Play games, collect rewards, and upgrade your team with daily, fun, and engaging content updates including legendary NFL players exclusively found in MUT. Continuously craft your squad to elite status on the road to building your Ultimate Team dynasty.
Play weekly full-game matchups or get through a season quickly by playing as just the offense, defense, or key moments from the game in Franchise Mode. Join up with other players and battle through the season in a fully connected league experience. Manage your Franchise from the Madden Companion App.
Start building your dynasty on day one with one of five Elite G.O.A.T. players, an Elite player from your favorite NFL team, 12 Squad Packs, 2500 contracts and one uniform pack in Madden NFL 18 Ultimate Team.*
After a breakthrough first season in the Premier League, the whole world is talking about Alex Hunter. Now he's back for a second season, and rumour has it, he's on the move. The transfer window opens July 1st and you can experience The Journey: Hunter Returns when FIFA 18 launches September 29, 2017.
Powered by Frostbite™, EA SPORTS™ FIFA 18 blurs the line between the virtual and real worlds, bringing to life the players, teams, and atmospheres that immerse you in the emotion of The World’s Game.
The biggest step in gameplay innovation in franchise history, FIFA 18 introduces Real Player Motion Technology, an all-new animation system which unlocks a new level of responsiveness, and player personality – now Cristiano Ronaldo and other top players feel and move exactly like they do on the real pitch. Player Control combined with new Team Styles and Positioning give you the tools to deliver Dramatic Moments that ignite Immersive Atmospheres around the world.
The countdown is on! FIFA 18 releases worldwide on September 29th 2017 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Pre-order now to get incredible offers, including three days early access with the Ronaldo (Deluxe) and ICON (Super Deluxe) Editions. Plus, kick off your FIFA Ultimate Team™ season early with special bonuses and items.
Find out what's on offer in each version of FIFA 18:
Play from September 26th with 3 Days Early Access
Up to 40 FIFA Ultimate Team Jumbo Premium Gold Packs (two per week over 20 weeks - worth up to $120)
3 match FUT Team of the Week loan player (one three match loan player for 20 weeks)
Cristiano Ronaldo FUT loan player for 5 matches
Ronaldo Nazário FUT Icon loan player for 5 matches
8 special edition FUT kits designed by FIFA soundtrack artists
An all-new and dynamic career journey. Create your individual player identity and become a legend in The League and The Streets. Free Demo of THE ONE August 2017 on Xbox One and Playstation 4.
WHAT’S NEW IN NBA LIVE 18
NBA LIVE 18 is all about player control, taking place where skill meets style. Every outcome is based on the actions you take, with mechanics that make every choice and twitch skill more impactful than ever before.
Discover an array of game-changing moves and hundreds of fresh player signature styles, animations, and interactions at every position, with unprecedented one-on-one control and responsiveness.
On offense, use it to catch your defender out of position, and on defense, use the skill-based counter move to stay in front of the ballhandler to direct pace and tempo.
REAL PLAYER MOVEMENT
Delivers on-ball defense with control and responsiveness, letting you stay with the ball carrier and cut off the drive through skill-based timing windows.
IN THE POST
Be in position to control bigs and use size and strength to blow by your opponent, cut off the drive, protect the basket, or score down low.
Experience rim-rattling dunks, smooth layups, and the pure physicality of player interactions within one-on-one gameplay around the basket, featuring an amazing amount of animation variety and signature finishes.
With more animations than ever before, each baller in the game maintains realistic momentum throughout every matchup and every move. You’ll feel closer to real action than a front row seat.
This is how you play NBA LIVE 18! An all-new and dynamic career journey. Create your individual player identity and become a legend in The League and The Streets. Master your selected role and playstyle on the court along with unique signature abilities, traits, and gear. Level up your player as you drive to become and icon. Ever choice you make defines your rise to glory.
See more details. https://www.easports...ba-live/the-one
Take control of your favorite NBA team and build it into an unstoppable hoop force while playing games and upgrading the team. Draft top players, make smart trades, and improve your skills with the distinctive upgrade points system. Every decision is yours as you ball through season after season in a streamlined experience while chasing championships.
Build a hand-picked squad of hardwood superstars from past and present. Earn Coins or purchase NBA LIVE Points and scoop up packs from the store to acquire more players, coaches, uniforms, and stadiums, adding strength to your roster. Complete challenges, receive rewards, and elevate your status. Collect. Upgrade. Dominate!
With the power of VR, you’ll be able to get up-close-and-personal with the dangers of a post-apocalyptic world as you fight for survival. Featuring new combat, crafting and building systems fully reimagined for VR – including VR-enhanced V.A.T.S. – Fallout 4 VR isn’t just a jaunt through the Wasteland, it’s the entire game. The whole world is fully explorable. That includes hundreds of locations, characters and quests. This is your opportunity to step into the Wasteland and experience Fallout 4 in a whole new way.
If you flinched the first time you saw a meaty Mancubus charging at you in last year’s critically acclaimed DOOM, wait till you get up close and even more personal with rampaging demons in DOOM VFR. Revealed at Bethesda’s E3 2017 Showcase, DOOM VFR is a new virtual reality game from legendary developer id Software, coming to PlayStation VR and VIVE platforms.
In DOOM: VFR, the demons from Hell have wiped out everyone inside the UAC’s Martian research facility – except you. As the last known human survivor, you have to restore operational stability and stop the demonic invasion. There’s only one catch: you’re about to be slaughtered yourself. But thanks to a top-secret UAC research program, your consciousness has been transferred to an artificial intelligence matrix. Along with all kinds classic DOOM weaponry, you’ll be armed with the ability to Teleport and Jet-Strafe so you can move fast in combat and quickly close the distance between you and the demons, then blow them to bloody bits with your Tele-frag ability. As an A.I. operative, you can also transfer your consciousness to UAC devices and robots to solve puzzles and gain access to new areas (including two never-before-seen sections of the UAC Martian Research Facility).
“Developing a DOOM game specifically for virtual reality has provided an exciting opportunity to not only surround players with the world of DOOM like never before, but also let them experience and explore the UAC and Hell in new ways, playing as new characters with totally unique tools and abilities,” says Robert Duffy, CTO at id Software.
“Since the hallmark of any DOOM game is combat, we’ve made it our top priority to ensure moving, shooting and killing demons with overwhelming force in virtual reality is as brutal and rewarding as it is in the DOOM experience that fans have been enjoying for the past year,” adds DOOM Game Director Marty Stratton.
With brutal combat from the studio that pioneered the first-person shooter genre as well as modern VR, DOOM: VFR brings id Software’s trademark carnage to a standalone VR game. See Mars and Hell from a new perspective, and lay waste to an army of demonic foes in a definitive adventure custom built for PlayStation VR and VIVE.
Creation Club for Fallout 4 & Skyrim Special Edition
Your favorite worlds just got a little bit bigger. Creation Club is a collection of all-new content for both Fallout 4 and Skyrim. It features new items, abilities, and gameplay created by Bethesda Games Studios and outside development partners including the best community creators. Creation Club content is fully curated and compatible with the main game and official add-ons.
Creation Club will be available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC later this summer. To learn more about Creation Club, including how you can work with Bethesda Game Studios and become a Creator, visit creationclub.com or follow @BethesdaStudios on Twitter.
What is the Creation Club?
What types of content will be included in Creation Club?
Creation Club will feature a wide variety of content including but not limited to:
WEAPONS: New weapons, material skins, parts, etc.
APPAREL: New outfits, armor, and items for your character.
WORLD: New locations, decorations, foliage, etc.
CHARACTERS: New abilities, characters, companions, etc.
CREATURES: New enemies, mounts, pets, etc.
GAMEPLAY: New types of gameplay like survival mode, etc.
What platforms will Creation Club support?
Creation Club will be available in Summer 2017 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC for Fallout 4 and Skyrim Special Edition.
How do I get Creation Club content?
Creation Club is available via in-game digital marketplaces in both Fallout 4 and Skyrim Special Edition and purchased with Credits. Credits are available for purchase on PSN, Xbox Live, and Steam. Your Credits are transferable and can be used in both games on the same platform.
Can I become a Creator?
Whether you are a professional developer, artist, or modder; you can apply to be a Creator here. Be ready to share work you’ve already done as part of your application.
If I’m accepted to be a Creator, what can I create and what is the dev process?
Creators are required to submit documentation pitches which go through an approval process. All content must be new and original. Once a concept is approved, a development schedule with Alpha, Beta and Release milestones is created. Creations go through our full development pipeline, which Creators participate in. Bethesda Game Studios developers work with Creators to iterate and polish their work along with full QA cycles. The content is fully localized, as well. This ensures compatibility with the original game, official add-ons and achievements.
Are Creators Paid For Their Work?
Yes. Just like our own game developers, Creators are paid for their work and start receiving payment as soon as their proposal is accepted and through development milestones.
Is Creation Club paid mods?
No. Mods will remain a free and open system where anyone can create and share what they’d like. Also, we won’t allow any existing mods to be retrofitted into Creation Club, it must all be original content. Most of the Creation Club content is created internally, some with external partners who have worked on our games, and some by external Creators. All the content is approved, curated, and taken through the full internal dev cycle; including localization, polishing, and testing. This also guarantees that all content works together. We’ve looked at many ways to do “paid mods”, and the problems outweigh the benefits. We’ve encountered many of those issues before. But, there’s a constant demand from our fans to add more official high quality content to our games, and while we are able to create a lot of it, we think many in our community have the talent to work directly with us and create some amazing new things.
Winner of more than 200 Game of the Year Awards, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – the epic fantasy masterpiece from Bethesda Game Studios – arrives for the Nintendo Switch. The legendary open-world adventure where you can be anyone and do anything, now can go anywhere – at home on your TV or on the go. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim for the Nintendo Switch includes all-new gameplay features like motion controls for combat and lockpicking, outfits and gear from The Legend of Zelda. Take down enemies with the Master Sword, protect yourself with the Hylian Shield or look heroic in the Champion’s Tunic. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim for the Nintendo Switch also includes all official add-ons: Dawnguard, Hearthfire and Dragonborn. Plus tap other compatible amiibo to gain additional loot including those from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild series, 30th Anniversary - The Legend of Zelda series, Super Smash Bros. series, and The Legend of Zelda series.
Dragons have returned to Tamriel, and this time they’re even more magnificent. The ancient creatures who soared through the skies in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim will soon come to full life in virtual reality. Announced at Sony’s E3 2017 Media Showcase, Skyrim is headed to PlayStation VR this November.
Developed by Bethesda Game Studios, Skyrim VR takes the full game (plus all of the official add-ons: Dawnguard, Hearthfire and Dragonborn) and reimagines the complete epic fantasy with an unparalleled sense of scale, depth and immersion. Skyrim VR puts you in the role of the Dragonborn – the prophesied hero who can harness the power of dragons. From battling ancient dragons to exploring rugged mountains and more, Skyrim VR brings to life a complete open world for you to explore any way you choose.
Prepare to pull off the greatest assassination ever conceived in Dishonored: Death of the Outsider.
The notorious Billie Lurk makes her return in Dishonored: Death of the Outsider. Reuniting with her mentor – the legendary assassin Daud – Billie will explore the dark underbelly of Karnaca in order to pull off the ultimate assassination: kill the Outsider. From the award-winning developers at Arkane Studios, Dishonored: Death of the Outsider is the first standalone adventure in the critically acclaimed Dishonored series. Dishonored: Death of the Outsider will be available on September 15, 2017 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
She was once one of Dunwall’s most notorious killers-for-hire. She traveled to Karnaca in search of redemption in Dishonored 2. And now, fan-favorite character Billie Lurk (aka Meagan Foster) will return in Dishonored: Death of the Outsider. Reuniting with her mentor – the legendary assassin Daud – Billie will explore the dark underbelly of Karnaca in order to pull off the ultimate assassination: killing the Outsider.
Using all-new powers and abilities, Billie will infiltrate underground fight clubs and square off against the Sisters of the Oracular Order, the immortal Envisioned and the Outsider-obsessed Eyeless gang. She’ll also face new Clockwork Soldiers – along with other new and returning foes – and retrieve ancient artifacts in a thrilling bank-heist mission, eventually facing the mysterious, god-like Outsider himself.
With brutal combat systems, deadly weapons, powerful gadgets and intricately designed levels, Death of the Outsider delivers the ultimate assassination gameplay that’s become a hallmark of the Dishonored series. And with Arkane’s signature style, you’ll be able pull off your assassinations however you like – quietly killing from the shadows or savagely eliminating foes out in the open.
Throughout her journey, Billie will uncover some of the secrets surrounding the Outsider, a 4,000-year-old entity who’s been at the heart of the Empire’s most dishonorable moments. And eventually, Billie will be confronted by difficult decisions that will forever change the world around her.
With new powers, enemies, settings and more, Death of the Outsider is the perfect entry point for those new to the Dishonored series. As a standalone adventure, no previous experience with any Dishonored games or DLC is necessary to jump in and experience the Empire of the Isles for the first time. But for longtime Dishonored fans, Death of the Outsider delivers a significant expansion to the Dishonored gameplay and lore. And with the Original Game Plus (OG+) mode, fans can unleash their full potential for creative chaos by using a selection of signature abilities from Dishonored 2.
In Death of the Outsider, Billie Lurk will take on the greatest mission in the Dishonored series, becoming the ultimate supernatural assassin.
You are Detective Sebastian Castellanos and at your lowest point. But when given a chance to save your daughter, you must enter a world filled with nightmares and discover the dark origins of a once-idyllic town to bring her back. Horrifying threats emerge from every corner as the world twists and warps around you. Will you face adversity head on with weapons and traps, or sneak through the shadows to survive? This is your one chance at redemption, and the only way out is in.
The horrifying things Sebastian experienced in the first game left him scarred, but rather than run from the source of his nightmares, Sebastian chased after them. He spent three years seeking answers to the questions that plagued him and trying to find the organization who ruined his life. Who is Mobius? What do they want? What is the true purpose of STEM? But from this darkness comes a chance at redemption.
The Evil Within 2 releases worldwide Friday the 13th, October 2017 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
Misery may love company, but that passion pales in comparison to how it obsesses over Sebastian Castellanos. It can’t get enough of him. It stalks him through every waking minute of his life, and follows him into the depths of his dreams, bringing horrifying visions of the traumas he has endured. It dogs him relentlessly with thoughts of the daughter he couldn’t save, the wife he drove away, the friends he lost, and the terrors he’s only barely survived. In The Evil Within 2, misery sinks its claws even deeper into Sebastian and it has no intention of letting go.
“Sebastian Castellanos is a former detective, but more importantly this time around, he’s a man struggling with loss and desperation,” says Game Director John Johanas. “He was a father who cared very deeply for his family and those around him, and now he’s alone in the world. Upon losing his family before the events of the first game, Sebastian became much rougher around the edges, and much more cynical –but he still remained faithful to his duty as a detective, with a very strong sense of right and wrong that even tragedy hasn’t been able to take away.”
The horrifying things Sebastian experienced in the first game left him scarred, but rather than run from the source of his nightmares, Sebastian chased after them. He spent three years seeking answers to the questions that plagued him and trying to find the organization who ruined his life. Who is Mobius? What do they want? What is the true purpose of STEM?
“STEM is a piece of technology Mobius that allows for shared consciousness by connecting human minds,” explains Producer Shinsaku Ohara. “Mobius believes this shared conscious can bring order and peace to the world, but their true motives are unclear, and that’s what Sebastian has been trying to uncover.”
He found nothing, and lost everything in his search. Anyone who might have corroborated his story is either dead or in the wind.
“Sebastian lost his partners from the police force, and learned that Juli Kidman, a rookie he had personally taken under his wing, was working for the very people who threw him into that nightmare,” explains Johanas. “No one believed his story, and Sebastian was let go from the police department and threw himself deeper into his hunt for the truth. Unable to find any solid leads, Sebastian has become emotionally broken and has fallen back on his old habit of drinking.”
But from this darkness comes a chance at redemption. “Kidman, Sebastian’s former partner, shows up out of the blue and tells him that the daughter he thought was dead is actually alive,” says Ohara. This is just the catalyst for new nightmares that will unfold in The Evil Within 2. “Not only has Lily been alive all along, but Mobius has her and is using her as the main test subject in their renewed attempts to create a STEM world. But she has gone missing in STEM, and the only way to save her is for Sebastian to go in after her and track her down.”
After all his suffering – in part at the hands of Kidman – Sebastian is more than hesitant to believe his former partner. “Sebastian survived the events at Beacon Mental Hospital and learned that Kidman was, in fact, a double agent for Mobius and was responsible for his experiences in the first game,” says Johanas. “She’s the last person Sebastian feels he can trust. Kidman, as a current member of Mobius, is the one to seek Sebastian out, believing he is the best person to go back into STEM and find Lily.”
As Sebastian ventures once more into STEM, Kidman will offer support from the outside, both giving him useful information about the world Mobius has created, as well as providing him with a tether to the real world.
“At the beginning of the game, Sebastian doesn’t trust Kidman for obvious reasons,” adds Ohara. “But as the story progresses, Sebastian learns about Kidman’s true motive for working as a Mobius agent.”
Now Sebastian will have to put his faith in Kidman as he faces off against new enemies if he is going to have any chance at saving Lily and getting his life back.
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus is the highly anticipated sequel to the critically acclaimed first-person shooter, Wolfenstein: The New Order developed by the award-winning studio MachineGames.
An exhilarating adventure brought to life by the industry-leading id Tech 6, Wolfenstein II sends players to Nazi-controlled America on a mission to recruit the boldest resistance leaders left. Fight the Nazis in iconic locations such as small-town Roswell, New Mexico, the flooded streets of New Orleans, and a post-nuclear Manhattan. Equip an arsenal of badass guns, and unleash new abilities to blast your way through legions of advanced Nazi soldiers, cyborgs, and über soldiers in this definitive first-person shooter. America, 1961. Your assassination of Nazi General Deathshead was a short-lived victory. Despite the setback, the Nazis maintain their stranglehold on the world. You are BJ Blazkowicz, aka “Terror-Billy,” member of the Resistance, scourge of the Nazi empire, and humanity’s last hope for liberty. Only you have the guts, guns, and gumption to return stateside, kill every Nazi in sight, and spark the second American Revolution.
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus will release on October 27, 2017 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus – America Under Siege
For BJ Blazkowicz, this time it’s personal. Or, make that more personal. Or… personaler.
Whatever the case, BJ is back to wage war against the evil Nazi regime – but in Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, the front lines have moved from Europe to his homeland. Nazis have taken over America, and BJ wants his country back. His goal: to rally the resistance and restore peace and freedom to his beloved nation. And he’s not just fighting for himself; BJ’s partner Anya is pregnant with twins, so the future of his family is at stake as well. Watch our new video, featuring exclusive commentary from the team at developer MachineGames, for new insights into BJ’s character, the American setting, and the conflict ahead.
“The New Colossus is a direct sequel,” says Creative Director Jens Matthies. “It picks up immediately where the last one left off. We've constructed the game in a way that new players will catch up quickly and get what the game is about. For returning players, of course, they will know all of the backstory. They will just be able to flow right into the narrative of this game.”
“We've been in Europe, we've seen what happened, now we're taking it to America,” says Senior Game Designer Arcade Berg. “You get to see that brutal Nazi version of the American diner. It's such a fun theme to explore, both as a developer and as a player.”
As for BJ himself? When we last saw him at the end of Wolfenstein: The New Order, he wasn’t in the best shape. But don’t think that’ll deter our favorite Nazi-killing machine. “Even though BJ is severely injured and broken, you never break him mentally,” says Executive Producer Jerk Gustafsson. “For me, BJ is that strong, quiet guy. That blue-collar guy who gets things done.”
“What I love about making Wolfenstein games is that we’ve been given this amazing freedom to do things that are absolutely fearless from a story perspective,” Matthies adds. “We can tell a story that is much more intimate, that is just brutal, and also incredibly strange in a way. We get to do it in a way where you, as a player, can be 100 percent invested and be respected. We feel like this is the best story that we've ever made. “
This brand-new set of over 150 cards will include new mechanics like Shouts, familiar characters, and, of course, dragons… lots of dragons.
Heroes of Skyrim will be available on June 29 on all platforms.
Familiar Faces (and Dragons!)
Heroes of Skyrim reintroduces some of our favorite characters from The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, including allies like Aela the Huntress, J’Zargo and Delphine, as well as some Dragons of legend like Alduin and Paarthurnax. The Dragons in Heroes of Skyrim appear across all attributes, and many will reward players for playing them with other Dragons.
Shouts, Companions, & More
One of the biggest new gameplay changes in Heroes of Skyrim is the introduction of a couple of new keywords, namely the Shouts. Much like in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Shouts have three different levels that increase in power. Where in Skyrim you would be able to “level up” a Shout by finding words of power, your Shouts in Legends power up the more you use them. The first time you play a Shout, you get its first level. The second time, you get the second level, and the third time… well, you get the picture. There are even cards that progress your Shout cards more quickly, which we’ll talk more about soon.
The Companions are represented by a spin on the Change ability introduced in The Fall of the Dark Brotherhood. Companions will change into their Beast Form when you break a rune. Beast Forms are often more powerful, and bringing the beast out can even trigger abilities.
From the College of Winterhold to the Civil War, Heroes of Skyrim represents even more great themes from Skyrim. This is only the beginning, and we’ll be talking a lot more about Heroes of Skyrim in the coming weeks leading up to launch. The set features over 150 brand-new cards, and Heroes of Skyrim card packs will be available for purchase on June 29. Keep an eye on Bethesda.net in the coming weeks as we reveal more cards and details.
Join over 10 million players worldwide in the game that keeps getting bigger.With hundreds of hours of base-game content, five released DLC game packs, the new Morrowind Chapter, and upcoming Horns of the Reach and Clockwork City DLC game packs, there’s never been a better time to discover The Elder Scrolls Online. Learn more at https://beth.games/2r3FFfF
Experience ESO: Morrowind, out now for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC/Mac.
ESO: Morrowind – New DLC Announced
Your adventures in the recently released Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind might have just begun, but that’s not stopping the team at ZeniMax Online Studios from bringing you even more great content. During the Bethesda E3 2017 Showcase, the Horns of the Reach and the Clockwork City DLC game packs were both teased, giving players just a quick glimpse into the future of ESO. Horns of the Reach will be coming in August and Clockwork City will follow later this year.
Horns of the Reach
Horns of the Reach will introduce two new dungeons (Bloodroot Forge and Falkreath Hold), and is packed full of excitement to keep your adventure rolling. This DLC game pack will also include new items, monster masks and achievements. You’ll be able to grab Horns of the Reach via the in-game Crown Store.
When Horns of the Reach launches, the base game will also get a major (free!) update. This update will include a new Battlegrounds map (Arcane University) and a new Battlegrounds ruleset (Chaos Ball), in addition to new homes, furnishings, cosmetics, Crown Crates and holiday events. This update will be available to all ESO players (though only Morrowind owners will have access to the Battlegrounds content), even if they don’t pick up Horns of the Reach.
Explore even more of Sotha Sil’s Clockwork City in this major new DLC game pack coming to ESO. Daedric forces are at work once again – and your help is needed to prevent disaster. With more than 10 hours of fresh content, Clockwork City will keep you busy later this year – and will have a few surprises in store. Clockwork City is a standard DLC game pack and does not require the user to have purchased Morrowind. Keep an eye on Bethesda.net for more details on Clockwork City in the coming months.