Bethesda’s E3 2019 press conference was abound with things to get excited about and at least one thing that tramples on some beautiful childhood memories. It contained 100% less Keanu than the Xbox one, though, so maybe just manage your expectations.
Let’s do this thing.
DOOM Eternal and BATTLEMODE, because everything’s better in ALL CAPS
You do the trampling in DOOM Eternal (the sequel to 2016’s DOOM), but also the interdimensional hacking, slashing, shooting, and eviscerating. Just kill all the things and do it to some pumping tunes.
Why not murder your friends, too? One Slayer, two demons, three rounds; BATTLEMODE.
Bonus points for using the voice of the original Shao Kahn. Also, you get a full-size, wearable DOOM Slayer helmet with the collector’s edition. Who even needs Keanu? Everyone, everyone needs Keanu.
DOOM Eternal releases 22 November for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.
Fallout 76 – now with added Fallout
I know I’ve already mentioned the Nuclear Winter battle royale mode and the Wastelanders expansion for Fallout 76, but did you even read that?
Bethesda’s giving us a whole lot of reasons to give the Appalachian wastelands another chance, after the game’s disappointing launch.
WHY WON’T YOU GIVE IT A CHANCE?
What kills you makes you stronger in DEATHLOOP
If at first you don’t succeed, die, die again in this Edge of Tomorrow-esque FPS from the fine people behind Dishonored. Two assassins, stuck in a never-ending time loop, have to keep killing each other in order to get to the bottom of the temporal mystery of Blackreef island.
Play it entirely your way.
This thing has so much style, sign me up!
The perpetually damp, yet ever so intriguing, GhostWire: Tokyo
Before we all jump on the xenophobia band-wagon, I’m pretty sure they mean unknown to this realm of existence and not, like, unknown to your suburb or life experience.
I would pay good money for that poor doggo to be part of my ghost slapping team.
The Commander Keen reboot nobody asked for
Anyone else remember handling the floppy disk that contained this classic PC platformer? Well, this isn’t that. This is a free-to-play, mobile abomination attempting to cash in on your misplaced nostalgia.
Do all your own hacking and slashing with Elder Scrolls: Blades on the Switch
Start anew or import all your current progress to continue playing Elder Scrolls: Blades on the Switch. It also supports cross-play, so you don’t have to abandon all the people stuck playing it on mobile in the process.
The Joy-Cons have to be an improvement, surely.
There’s also an update that will add solo Arena battles, bespoke jewellery, new jobs, and a new dragon questline, with a PvP mode and guilds coming later.
Elder Scrolls: Blades is coming to the Nintendo Switch around September.