The Elder Scrolls Online, Legends, Blades Showcased
Multiple side entries in the Elder Scrolls series put in appearances at Bethesda’s E3 showcase. MMORPG The Elder Scrolls Online highlighted the game’s newly released expansion Summerset, which is the latest entry in the game’s new chapter-based approach to expanding content and which is being marketed as an ideal point for both new and former players to get into the game.
In addition, Bethesda announced the next two expansions for the game — Wolfhunter and Murkmire — both of which are planned for release in 2018. Wolfhunter is dungeon-focused, adding two new group dungeons: Moon Hunter Keep and March of Sacrifices. The dungeons are werewolf-themed, featuring new stories based around the lycanthropic curse and Daedric Prince Hircine. Murkmire, meanwhile, is more story-focused and takes players into the homeland of the Argonians, delving more into their backstory and culture.
Strategy card game The Elder Scrolls: Legends also put in a brief appearance, Bethesda revealing that the title will be coming to Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and PlayStation 4. No date was given for its console release, though Bethesda did reveal that a new client for the game is in development featuring a smaller download size and overhauled visuals and UI menus.
Finally, after showing a trailer for Skyrim: Very Special Edition, Bethesda announced The Elder Scrolls: Blades, a free-to-play mobile RPG for iOS and Android coming this fall. The game features a single-player story were players control a member of the Blades, the Empire’s top agents, who is forced into exile and finds their hometown destroyed. Players can rebuild their hometown, fight in one-on-one arena battles, and challenge a never-ending dungeon called the Abyss.