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E3 2019: New titles from Bethesda, a recap
Posted by Ram Ronquillo on June 11, 2019

While the 2019 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3 2019) has yet to officially begin, the press conferences for the major game developers and companies have begun. One of these was Bethesda Softworks who unveiled various updates for existing games as well as a couple of new titles.

Here, we will do a rundown of the new titles from Bethesda. These include totally new game titles or new games to existing franchises.

Before we get to the recap, it is worth mentioning that along with their different game titles, they announced a new streaming technology that optimizes game engines in a cloud gaming environment – Orion. This runs on a game engine level and allows faster streaming and will run on lower bandwidth – Orion. This, along with game streaming services like Google Stadia, will be able to deliver PC-like graphics on other devices like smartphones.

With that out of the way, let’s get back to the recap of the newest games from Bethesda Softworks. If you missed our initial rundown, check it out here, it covers the updates to their existing titles.

 

Wolfenstein

Okay, okay, we know Wolfenstein isn’t a new title. In fact, at this point, it’s far from a new title. But what is new are two titles that will be added to the ever growing franchise.

The first is Wolfenstein: Cyberpilot. It is a Virtual Reality game that puts players to take down Nazis with their own weapons, the war machines. Not much else is detailed other than it will be available this year.

The second is Wolfenstein: Youngblood. This new game is set two decades after Wolfenstein II: New Colossus. In this alternate history, Nazi Germany won in World War II.  The game is set in Paris, France as the twin daughters of BJ Blazkowicz, Jessica and Sophia are looking for their father and look to help the French Resistance to liberate the country while they’re there.

What’s most unique in Wolfenstein: Youngblood is that it has optional co-op. While it can be played single player as either of the twins, players can also bring a friend along in the hunt for Mr. Blazkowicz and the liberation of France. Wolfenstein: Youngblood is set to be released on July 26, 2019 on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.

 

Commander Keen

While again Commander Keen is a title that was first released in the 90s, this version of the game is looking to revive the franchise of id Software on mobile.

The 2019 version of Commander Keen seems to be a strategy platformer. The two heroes are Billy and Billie Blaze, the twin son and daughter of Billy Blaze, the original Commander Keen. The game will have both a story mode and a player-vs-player mode. The new Commander Keen will be soft launched this summer on both iOS and Android.

 

Doom Eternal

Like the two previous games franchise, Doom Eternal is a new title to the long-standing Doom franchise. While the title was announced in E3 2018 with gameplay shown at Quakecon, more details were announced for the new Doom title.

The latest Doom title will get a Battle mode, a game mode that pits 2 player controlled demons against a player-controlled demon slayer. It’s the ultimate battle between the demon strategy against demon slayer skill and ability.

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Doom Eternal is set to be released on November 22, 2019 and they’ve already announced a Collector’s Edition that comes with an actual helmet.

 

Ghostwire Tokyo

The first official new title from Bethesda is Ghostwire Tokyo. A new action – adventure game set in Tokyo, Japan that deals with a supernatural evil. Despite the use of the word ‘supernatural evil’, they were quick to clarify that the game isn’t a survival horror game that Tango Gameworks is known for.

The game is supposedly set in a world where people have vanished and the goal is to uncover the truth of what exactly happened. Through the journey, players will encounter various conspiracies, the occult, face the wild, and spirits. Spirits in the game can be either good or bad.

While not much is known as far as the gameplay goes, the game was announced by the founder and CEO of Tango Gameworks, Shinji Mikami. He is most known as the director of the original Resident Evil game, God Hand, and The Evil Within, and a producer for Resident Evil 2 and 3, to name a few. It is also directed by Ikumi Nakamura known for her work with Okami and Bayonetta.

 

Deathloop

Another game that made its world premiere is Death Loop, a first-person action shooter that’s based in a fictional frozen island of Black Reef.

The two main characters are Colt and Julianna. Two assassins that have opposing views of the reality that they’re in. While they’re both after each other, the two assassins are caught in a Deathloop.

The game comes from the same game studio that brought us the Dishonored franchise, Arkane Lyon. Like Ghostwire Tokyo, not much is known as far as gameplay and other details like release date or platform. It is, however, quite intriguing.

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