Bethesda's second E3 conference wasn't quite as eventful as its first, but it was close.

Wolfenstein: New Colossus? maybe: Before the footage even started, a DOS style directory was shown with an entry called New_Colossus, which is a poem that B.J. quotes in Wolfenstein: The New Order. Is this a tease for a new game or just a tease?

Quake Champions: Quake is back! As of right now it looks like a "continuation", so to speak, of Quake III Arena. It's a classic style arena shooter, but it looks like classes are coming to it which could work well for the game if it's balanced properly. I'm really hoping for some single-player progression. I'm no fan of multiplayer-only titles. And I'm still holding out hope for a Quake 5 that goes back to the setting of Quake 1. Some day!

The Elder Scrolls Legends: Not a ton of new info here, but this looks like a solid entry into the TCG scene. The game will release later this year on PC, Mac, iOS, and Android.

Fallout 4: The next set of DLC was announced, and I'm pretty stoked.

  • Contraptions, releasing next week, will allow you to build your own Rube Goldberg devices, and includes things like ball tracks and conveyor belts.

  • Vault Tec Workshop, releasing in July, lets you build your own vaults, attract dwellers, and even run your own Vault Tec style evil experiments on them.

  • Nuka World, first discovered last month in a few lines of code in the game files, has been confirmed. Releasing in August, this DLC takes place in a theme park called Nuka World, that may be based on Hershey Park.

Fallout Shelter: Some major new updates are coming to Fallout Shelter, including sending your dwellers on quests, fully explorable new environments, a new combat system, new characters, AND PC SUPPORT. I've been wanting to play this on PC ever since I first played it on mobile.

Skyrim Special Edition: Yes, the rumors are true. On October 28, Skyrim is getting a remaster for the current gen, and it looks gorgeous. The new engine serves Skyrim well. The new shaders make these familiar scenes look brand new, and I can't wait to sink my keyboard and mouse into it. The best news? At least on PC, it's totally free if you already own Skyrim.

Prey: Arkane Studios, the dev team behind Dishonored, have a new game coming out. Prey is a game about a human experiment taking place on a space station, when an alien threat invades. Details are sparse, but the trailer is gorgeous.

Doom: New DLC was discussed, Unto the Evil, which includes three new multiplayer maps, a new playable demon, and new powerups. They also discussed new game modes coming including (FINALLY) a free-for-all deathmatch. Still no word on any single player DLC, and since the season pass is multiplayer-only, I imagine there won't be any.

Bonus, if you haven't gotten into Doom just yet but want to see what all the fuss is about, there's a free demo, this week only, so get it while you can!

The Elder Scrolls: Online: ESO is getting a new expansion, The Dark Brotherhood, on Tuesday. In addition, ESO will change this fall with One Tamriel, a system in which your character automatically levels to the content of the area. This is an interesting mechanic. I've seen games that level you down to content, but never leveling you UP. This could be interesting.

Bethesda VR: Doom and Fallout 4 are coming to the HTC Vive in 2017, and they were both playable on the E3 floor. As immersive an experience Fallout 4 is already, I can imagine the addition of VR would be amazing.

Dishonored 2: The most time was probably spent on Dishonored 2, and with good reason. It's the only new game coming this year, and they have the most to show. First off, the game looks gorgeous. Just, absolutely stunning. You start and end the game in Dunwall, but the bulk of the game takes place in a new area called Karnaca. You can play as Corvo or Emily this time around, and Emily has a ton of new and interesting powers to help her sneak effectively or murder inventively. We saw two levels, one was a typical assassination mission, and the other was a setting that brings in new mechanics. Powers don't work here, but you can see and travel back and forth in time.

So far, Bethesda is winning E3, but there are way more announcements coming.

You can watch the pre-coverage and the full conference above, or if you prefer, IGN has a great round up:

EDIT: I didn't mean to steal Greg's thunder. But we have different sources, so the two can co-exist.

scrypt   Supporter wrote on 06/13/2016 at 03:44pm

Skyrim: SE, Prey, and Dishonored 2. Arkane is killing it this year, and I can not wait to play their games. I'm glad that Prey seems to be a reboot than a sequel; maybe more of a spiritual successor. Arkane has a beautiful talent for melding rich story with fluid action mechanics that are really fun to execute. If they can distinguish Prey as a unique experience...they'll be my new favorite studio (besides Hello Games) :).

Travis   Admin   Post Author wrote on 06/13/2016 at 05:01pm

Wait is Arkane doing the Skyrim: SE port?

scrypt   Supporter wrote on 06/13/2016 at 05:06pm

No, that was misleading on my part. I should have broken that up. I'm excited about those three announcements, but specifically with what Arkane is doing with their games. Sorry!

Travis   Admin   Post Author wrote on 06/13/2016 at 05:14pm

Aha, gotcha.

Yeah seriously, Arkane has some of the most exciting stuff so far for me as well. I still need to finish Dishonored.

jdodson   Admin wrote on 06/15/2016 at 05:04am

Fallout Shelyer on PC and with Quests looks great. I wonder if it will be free on PC too?

Skyrim SE looks just like what everyone wants. Bring it in to new players that haven't tried it before. I wonder if the old mods will work on it? The trailer seem to suggest so.

New Quake is interesting, I loved Quake 3 Arena. I wonder if this will be F2P?

jdodson   Admin wrote on 06/15/2016 at 05:52am

Dishonored 2 looks incredible. I like how it picks up after the first in such a seamless way.

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