Wolfenstein: Youngblood Articles RSS Feed | GameSkinny.com Wolfenstein: Youngblood RSS Feed on GameSkinny.com https://www.gameskinny.com/ en Launch Media Network 20 Bethesda Games Headed to Game Pass for Console and PC https://www.gameskinny.com/v0u1y/20-bethesda-games-headed-to-game-pass-for-console-and-pc https://www.gameskinny.com/v0u1y/20-bethesda-games-headed-to-game-pass-for-console-and-pc Thu, 11 Mar 2021 17:37:15 -0500 Josh Broadwell

Twenty Bethesda games are coming to Xbox Game Pass for console and PC on March 12. Microsoft announced the new Game Pass games following the official finalization of its Bethesda acquisition.

Most of the included games will release on console, PC, and xCloud, though a few are console only. Here are all the Bethesda games coming to both versions of Game Pass and xCloud.

  • Dishonored Definitive Edition
  • Dishonored 2
  • Doom (1993)
  • Doom II
  • Doom 3
  • Doom 64
  • Doom Eternal
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition
  • The Evil Within
  • Fallout 4
  • Fallout 76
  • Prey
  • Rage 2
  • Wolfenstein: The New Order
  • Wolfenstein: The Old Blood
  • Wolfenstein: Youngblood

The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind and The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion are only on console and PC, while The Elder Scrolls Online is only on console and xCloud. Fallout: New Vegas is only on console.

Microsoft also said "a handful" of these games will take advantage of Xbox Series X|S backward enhancement and feature improved FPS. More details will be available on that in the near future.

[Source: Xbox Wire]

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Wolfenstein Board Game Will Let You Kill Mecha Hitler https://www.gameskinny.com/2ymep/wolfenstein-board-game-will-let-you-kill-mecha-hitler https://www.gameskinny.com/2ymep/wolfenstein-board-game-will-let-you-kill-mecha-hitler Tue, 25 Feb 2020 16:41:32 -0500 Ty Arthur

Wolfenstein fans will soon be able to sate their thirst for killin' Nazis in the tabletop realm. 

Following in the footsteps of Youngblood and Cyberpilot, where fans got to play as two Nazi-hunting sisters and fry Nazis alive using a mechanical dog in glorious VR, the tabletop version of the first-person shooter will act as the ultimate collection of all things Wolfenstein.

Developer Archon Studios is set to launch a Kickstarter campaign later this year to fund the Wolfenstein board game. The tabletop development crew has previously released titles like Dungeons & Lasers and Vanguard of War.

Wolfenstein: The Board Game will play as a co-op dungeon crawler featuring 10 separate missions, which can be played by themselves or strung together to form an overarching campaign. Of course, the entire point is to free the world from mecha Hitler's clutches.



More than 50 minis are set to for the base game set, including:

  • B.J. Blazkowicz
  • Kreisau Circle
  • Armored Supersoldaten
  • The Fuhrer Himself
  • Robot Panzerhunds
  • Space Marines
  • Fire / Rocket Troopers
  • General Von Grimm
  • Robotic Drones

Full details on the tabletop game can be found on the game's official website, where interested backers can also sign up for a newsletter to find out when the Kickstarter officially begins.

Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more news on the Wolfenstein board game release, as well as other video to board game adaptations on the horizon!

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GameSkinny Weekend Download: Video Games Blamed for Violence, Loot Boxes Get Nerfed(?), Planetfall Impresses, and More https://www.gameskinny.com/c6g6x/gameskinny-weekend-download-video-games-blamed-for-violence-loot-boxes-get-nerfed-planetfall-impresses-and-more https://www.gameskinny.com/c6g6x/gameskinny-weekend-download-video-games-blamed-for-violence-loot-boxes-get-nerfed-planetfall-impresses-and-more Sat, 10 Aug 2019 09:49:07 -0400 GS_Staff

In the wake of two mass shootings in Texas and Ohio, politicians, including President Donald Trump, blamed video games for violence. Days later, Walmart began removing from its stores advertisements for violent and "aggressive" video games and movies. 

Elsewhere, Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo, along with other ESA members, pledged to (somewhat) regulate loot boxes in all future games that use the mechanic. What's more, the ESRB released official numbers showing that 18% of games rated by the service since April 2018 have some type of microtransactions. 

However, some consumer advocates, such as those with Consumer Reports, say that tags and warnings aren't enough. 

On a far less political front, Age of Wonders: Planetfall released to rave reviews, including here at GameSkinny. In fact, we called it the strategy game of the year, so be sure to check out our review of the game below, alongside reviews for Metal Wolf Chaos XD, Wolfenstein: Youngblood, and more.  

Of course, we've rounded up other gaming news such as the rumor that Modern Warfare might actually get a battle royale mode and that the game will feature mouse and keyboard support on console; that Humble Bundle has more than 200 games on sale right now; and Cyberpunk 2077 will get a new game plus mode. 

On top of all of that, we've got culture pieces on X-Wing VR mods and why Madden 20's story mode is dope. And naturally, we have a good handful of guides for some of the latest games. 

Sit back. Relax. Enjoy. It's the weekend. What else are you gonna do? Play video games? 

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GameSkinny Weekend Download: Rockstar Makes Headlines, Fire Emblem is Awesome, Madden 20 Takes the Field, and More https://www.gameskinny.com/inpj1/gameskinny-weekend-download-rockstar-makes-headlines-fire-emblem-is-awesome-madden-20-takes-the-field-and-more https://www.gameskinny.com/inpj1/gameskinny-weekend-download-rockstar-makes-headlines-fire-emblem-is-awesome-madden-20-takes-the-field-and-more Sat, 03 Aug 2019 08:43:58 -0400 GS_Staff

This week, we look at Madden 20 and if this year's installment earns the franchise a contract extensions. We also give our thoughts on the criminally-good Fire Emblem: Three Houses, which has all of us that don't already have a Switch want to run out and get one right now!

In the news, Rockstar faces accusations of tax evasion, while GameStop begins its "reboot" in earnest, laying off 50 employees.

Sony says that the PS4 has now sold 100 million units, putting it past the PS2 in the same timeframe, while U.S. tariffs might increase the price of the popular system. The Switch is also doing (really) well, in both hardware and software. 

PEGI, the European ratings board, seems to have accidentally leaked an impending Doom 64 re-release on PS4 and PC, while Turok and Turok 2 are getting physical releases on the Switch.  

And rounding out the news, Capcom is up to something with (could it be an RE3 remaster?)...

Of course, we also have a slew of guides for some of the most popular releases, as well as as a handful of gear reviews and lifestyle roundups. 

Sit back. Relax. Enjoy. It's the weekend. What else are you gonna do? Play video games? 

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Wolfenstein: Youngblood Review — Old Meets New https://www.gameskinny.com/7t3vd/wolfenstein-youngblood-review-old-meets-new https://www.gameskinny.com/7t3vd/wolfenstein-youngblood-review-old-meets-new Mon, 05 Aug 2019 10:19:52 -0400 Sergey_3847

As the grandfather of the FPS genre, Wolfenstein has always been considered one of the best shooter series in the world. Aside from competitive multiplayer, the Wolfenstein games have always been single-player games. However, modern times dictate a different approach.

From the very beginning, Wolfenstein: Youngblood has been marketed to audiences as a kind of experiment. This time around, it's not just your typical Nazi-blaster, but a looter-shooter with a hefty handful of RPG elements.

This isn't Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus or Wolfenstein: The New Order. There's no B.J. Blazkowicz; instead, the narrative tells the story of two completely different characters, although they're irrevocably tied to the old Nazi killer.

Story and Setting

Things begin when Blazkowicz suddenly disappears in Nazi-occupied Paris. His two daughters, Jessie and Zophia, set off, as one does, to find him. After they arrive in France, the La Resistance group immediately takes the twins under their protection and even vaguely hints at the possible location of B.J., which spurns the twin sisters forward.

The game's beginning is actually quite intriguing, but then you begin to realize that story doesn't play a big role in Youngblood, and that B.J.'s daughters aren't like their father at all. They can't take anything seriously, and to them, the whole idea of war seems more like a game.

In general, the scope of the story is much smaller than the narratives found in previous Wolfenstein games, and the tone tends to lean away from the serious; much of what here seems to be here for pure entertainment this time around.

Now it's all about character progression and gathering trophies and achievements.

On the other hand, the game's visual representation is superb. Bethesda manages to believably convey the eerie aesthetics of alternative history, where the Nazis have ruled over the world for many years after the alternate WW2 we've come to know throughout the series.

Location design is extremely well done, with a lot of ways to enter and leave buildings, which is great for players who prefer to sneak up on enemies instead of running through a location guns blazing, although that's certainly still here as well. 

Gameplay Mechanics

New Enemies

Youngblood's basic mechanics have not changed much since New Colossus. Many enemies from New Colossus have returned, including ordinary soldiers, ubersoldats, snipers, robot dogs, and many others you'd expect to see in Nazi-occupied Paris.

However, some enemies have become stronger and are now protected by barriers in addition to their armor. There are two types of barriers in the game, and each requires a different approach. For example, armor-piercing weapons will do nothing to a soft barrier, but they will obliterate a hard barrier. 

Adding a small wrinkle to gameplay, you most certainly will have to change weapons more often, whether in firefights or when engaging a single enemy. 

In the 20 years between Youngblood and New Colossus, the Nazis have significantly improved their defenses, as well. One of the enhanced types of enemies in Youngblood are commanders, which are now equipped with much better weapons, and, as always, ought to be killed first. Otherwise, they will alert other soldiers.

Besides commanders you will see flying drones and new kinds of robots with high-tech weapons, which you can pick up as well. 

Compulsory Co-Op

Wolfenstein: Youngblood is the first game in the series to offer co-operative campaign play. Both sisters can be used in co-operative mode, however, they both have the same skill trees and weapons. It's a missed opportunity to flesh out both characters and give players the opportunity to synergize abilities and skills.

While a Buddy Pass code comes with the Deluxe Edition of the game at the release, making sure that players who buy the edition will have a friend to play with, playing the game in co-op is not required. Without another real-life player, the super helpful AI simply takes over. 

Predominantly concerned with keeping you alive, Youngblood's AI will revive you if you go down. It's a really cool feature, and it makes playing with AI totally worth it.

RPG Elements

Skill trees and other character progression elements have been present in the Wolfenstein series before, but not to such an extent as in Youngblood. Here, players can't contend with enemies several levels above their own. This system basically forces you to complete side missions to progress to the required level.

You can repeat the same missions over and over again to grind for a certain perk or weapon upgrade. But for many players, such a system is a nuisance, and it flies in the face the quick gameplay previous Wolfenstein games are known for.

Making matters worse, enemies also tend to respawn in the same locations, which makes the whole idea of clearing an area increasingly pointless. 

Microtransactions

It has to be mentioned that Wolfenstein: Youngblood has microtransactions and in-game currency, which can be earned by completing missions. But fortunately, MTXs don't influence important gameplay elements and are used solely for cosmetics.

Pros:
  • Gorgeous, atmospheric open world
  • Well-designed locations
  • Weapons feel more powerful
  • Feels less casual than previous games
Cons:
  • Too much grinding for character progression
  • Lack of plot development and no big story
  • Protagonists can be annoying at times

Wolfenstein: Youngblood indeed offers a somewhat fresh look at the long-running franchise. The gunplay is basically the same, but grinding and RPG elements do make the game feel slightly different from the rest of the games.

Long-time fans of the series will probably dislike Youngblood for the compulsory co-op and disappearance of B.J. Blazkowicz from the primary action. Many players may not like the RPG elements that require a good deal of grinding in a game that was marketed as the continuation of New Colossus.

An open-world design and side quests are fine, but that's not exactly what players expected from the new Wolfenstein.

If you're a Wolfenstein purist who adored the single-player aspect of the previous games, or you are attached to B.J. Blazkowicz, then chances are you might not like Youngblood.

But if you don't care about any of that, and new quirky characters with their own brand of original humor excite you, then it's definitely a shooter you need to try out.

[Note: A copy of Wolfenstein: Youngblood was provided by Bethesda Softworks for the purpose of this review.]

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Wolfenstein: Youngblood Guide - All Red Crate Codes https://www.gameskinny.com/tl8cj/wolfenstein-youngblood-guide-all-red-crate-codes https://www.gameskinny.com/tl8cj/wolfenstein-youngblood-guide-all-red-crate-codes Mon, 29 Jul 2019 11:38:12 -0400 Sergey_3847

After the release of Wolfenstein: Youngblood players have been hunting the impressive number of collectibles scattered all around the game's open world.

One of the hardest collectibles to get is the concept art packages, which can be found only inside red crates that are protected by four-number codes. Getting these codes can be really hard, as you first need to locate specific floppy disks, and then find computers that would be able to decipher them.

However, if you don't want to waste all that precious time looking for crate codes in Wolfenstein: Youngblood, then simply follow our guide below.

Riverside Crate Codes

Red Crate #1

During the Reach the Catacombs mission you will find a concept for Der Nachtfalter, pt. 1.

  • Code: 9576
Red Crate #2

During the same mission you will find a concept for Der Nachtfalter, pt. 2.

  • Code: 2703
Red Crate #3

At the end of the mission you'll find a concept for Riverside, pt. 1.

  • Code: 1234

Little Berlin Crate Codes

Red Crate #4

During the Enter the Prison mission you will find a concept for The Catacombs, pt. 1.

  • Code: 1234
Red Crate #5

During the Gather Intel part of the same mission you will find a concept for Little Berlin, pt. 1.

  • Code: 9317
Red Crate #6

During the Ubercommander Fleischer side mission you will find a concept for Vehicles.

  • Code: 8055

Detention Area 4 Crate Codes

Red Crate #7

During the Zitadelle Schematics mission you will find a concept for The Catacombs, pt. 2.

  • Code: 7144
Red Crate #8

During the Enigma Machine part of the same mission you will find a concept for Political Detention Area 4, pt. 1.

  • Code: 1983

Victory Boulevard Crate Codes

Red Crate #9

During the Nazi Scientist elimination mission you will find a concept for Riverside, pt. 2.

  • Code: 9189
Red Crate #10

During the same mission you will find a concept for Victory Boulevard, pt. 1.

  • Code: 2161

Brother 1 Crate Codes

Red Crate #11

During the Hitler Statues mission you will find a concept for Little Berlin, pt. 2.

  • Code: 7532
Red Crate #12

During the same mission you will find a concept for Gestapo Headquarters, pt. 1.

  • Code: 1265
Red Crate #13

During the Blueprints mission you will find a concept for Gestapo Headquarters, pt. 2.

  • Code: 3444

Brother 2 Crate Codes

Red Crate #14

During the People of Paris mission you will find a concept for Political Detention Area 4, pt. 2.

  • Code: 1987
Red Crate #15

During the same mission you will find a concept for Transportation Center, pt. 1.

  • Code: 2905
Red Crate #16

During the End Game mission you will find the God Key and concept for Props, pt. 1.

  • Code: 5858

Brother 3 Crate Codes

Red Crate #17

During the Secret Document mission you will find a concept for Victory Boulevard, pt. 2.

  • Code: 9012
Red Crate #18

During the same mission you will find a concept for Research and Development, pt. 1.

  • Code: 3201
Red Crate #19

During the same mission you will find a concept for Props, pt. 2.

  • Code: 6743
Red Crate #20

During the Missing Resistance Fighters objective you will find a concept for Graphic Design.

  • Code: 2354

Lab X Crate Codes

Red Crate #21

In the beginning of the new location you will find a concept for Transportation Center, pt. 2.

  • Code: 8352
Red Crate #22

On the third level of Lab X you will find a concept for Research and Development, pt. 2.

  • Code: 1414
Red Crate #23

During Lothar and Juju's Trap mission you will find a concept for Lab X, pt. 1.

  • Code: 2569
Red Crate #24

During the same mission you will find a concept for Lab X, pt. 2.

  • Code: 4780
Red Crate #25

In the end of the mission you will find a concept for Siegturm.

  • Code: 5806

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Now you can collect all 25 concept art packages from all red crates in the game, and be sure to come back soon for more Wolfenstein: Youngblood guides at GameSkinny.

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GameSkinny Weekend Download: E3 Previews + Roundups, Bloodstained, Harry Potter, More https://www.gameskinny.com/kc0dx/gameskinny-weekend-download-e3-previews-roundups-bloodstained-harry-potter-more https://www.gameskinny.com/kc0dx/gameskinny-weekend-download-e3-previews-roundups-bloodstained-harry-potter-more Sat, 22 Jun 2019 09:00:01 -0400 GS_Staff

This week, we've got a ton of E3 coverage, ranging from hands-on previews of games like Final Fantasy VII Remake, Doom Eternal, and Wolfenstein: Youngblood, to roundups of every conference just in case you missed something. 

We've also got news on Gears 5 and FF7 Remake, as well as tons of guides on Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, and Hell Let Loose

Finally, we've got a handful of reviews for some of the latest games and gear. 

Sit back. Relax. Enjoy. It's the weekend. What else are you gonna' do? Play video games? 

News

  • Tetsuya Nomura Says FF7 Includes Modernized Honeybee Inn and Tifa
    Square Enix has an ethics department, Cloud will cross dress, and your dialogue choices matter. Nomura discusses these things and more in a new interview. Read more

  • The Art of Amy Brown Set to Enchant the Tabletop World With Fickle
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  • Dr. Mario World Pre-Registration Open Now for iOS and Android
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  • Monster Hunter: World Iceborne Beta Soon, Here Are the Dates
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  • Grim Dawn Getting Epic Fantasy Makeover With Loyalist Pack DLC, New Patch
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  • New Retro Console Evercade Goes Old School with Cartridge Compilations
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  • Disaster Report 4: Summer Memories Making Its Way to PS4, Switch, and PC
    NISA is bringing the niche survival series back to the West, with plenty of branching story paths and natural disasters to test your mettle. Read more.

  • Harry Potter: Wizards Unite Out Now, But Leaves Some Players in the Lurch
    Wizards Unite includes more content than Pokemon GO did at launch, but not all players get to enjoy it. Read more

  • EA Defends Lootboxes As "Quite Ethical" In Statements to U.K. Parliament
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  • Gears 5 Drops Gear Packs, Season Pass But Adds Pay-to-Win Feature
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Reviews

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    Dragon Star Varnir could use some polishing in a few areas, but the combat, setting, and story make for a dark and compelling RPG nonetheless. Read more

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  • Hell Let Loose Early Access Impressions
    If you're tired of the same old shooters that have no connection to reality, then Hell Let Loose will satisfy your need for complex and accurate war simulators. Read more

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  • Judgment Review: Ace Attorney
    Though there are some hiccups along the way, Judgment proves without a doubt that Ryu Ga Gotoku studio doesn't need Kazuma Kiryu to sell a great game. Read more

Culture

  • Mark Your Calendars: Every Release Date Announced at E3 2019
    E3 2019 brought a ton of new games to our lives, and many of them came with release date announcements, too. Here is every date you need to mark on your calendar. Read more

  • The Outer Worlds E3 2019 Preview: Strange Worlds in Strange Times
    Live E3 gameplay from Obsidian's upcoming quirky sci-fi RPG, The Outer Worlds, showed us what we can expect from the Fallout developer. Read more

  • Contra: Rogue Corps E3 2019 Preview — An Altered Take on the Contra Experience
    Konami's newest entry in the shoot em' up series captures the Contra spirit even if some aren't yet convinced. Read more

  • Luigi's Mansion 3 E3 Preview: Boo, Goo, and Improved
    The third installment of the spooktacular spin-off series looks to conjure the most fun yet. Read more

  • Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 E3 2019 Preview
    Our E3 impressions of Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games left us wanting more challenging gameplay. Read more

  • Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order E3 2019 Preview
    Marvel Ultimate Alliance: The Black Order is a chaotic romp that might be hard for newcomers to get into. Read more

  • Pokemon Sword & Shield E3 2019 Preview: The Biggest Gym Battles Ever Deserve Bigger Features
    Our demo with the upcoming eighth generation of the main Pokemon series had us wanting more. Read more

  • The Legend of Zelda Link's Awakening E3 2019 Preview: Gameplay You Remember, New Visuals You Already Love
    At E3 2019, we got some hands-on time with the remake of the beloved Game Boy classic. Read more

  • Eldest Souls E3 2019 Preview: Praise the Boss Rush
    Fallen Flag Studios' upcoming boss-centric adventure, Eldest Souls, shone brightly at E3 2019. Read more

  • Doom Eternal E3 2019 Preview: Better And Bloodier Than Ever
    We played Doom Eternal at the Bethesda booth this year at E3 2019 and came away excited to spill more demon blood than ever before. Read more

  • Wolfenstein: Youngblood E3 2019 Preview — Co-Op Nazi Killing
    We played a co-op demo for Wolfenstein: Youngblood at E3 2019 and came away impressed with the speed of its cooperative gameplay. Read more

  • Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution Interview with Producer Charles Murakami
    At E3 2019, we got to talk to the producer of the upcoming Nintendo Switch exclusive Yu-Gi-Oh! game. Read more

  • New Horizons is The Best — and Only — Direction for Animal Crossing
    With its exotic new setting and deeper customization, Animal Crossing: New Horizons looks to be the big step forward the series needs to remain relevant. Read more

  • All Aboard the Death Boat in Phantom: Covert Ops, a Stealth-Action Kayaking Game in VR
    Some people aren't quite ready for the Cold War to be over yet. Convince them otherwise with your sniper rifle and trusty kayak in Phantom: Covert Ops, a VR action game for the Oculus platform. Read more

  • Cyberpunk 2077 E3 2019 Preview: The Future is Completely Customizable
    We saw Cyberpunk 2077 behind closed doors at E3 2019. Here's what we know. Read more

  • Final Fantasy VII Remake Hands-On Preview: Breaking Limits All Over Again
    We went hands-on with the Final Fantasy VII Remake at E3 2019 and can confirm that not only is it real, but it was a ton of fun. Read more

  • Zombie Army 4: Dead War E3 2019 Preview — More Zombies Than You Can Snipe At
    At E3 2019, we got some hands-on time with Rebellion's upcoming undead infested third-person shooter. Read more

  • Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Gameplay Shown, Story Confirmed Canon
    The first Jedi: Fallen Order gameplay shows off Kal's Jedi Powers, introduces skill points, and plenty of combat. And it's canon? What? Read more

  • Wave Break Preview: Move over Tony Hawk, It's Time For Bears & Boats
    At E3 2019 we got some hands-on time with Funkotronic Lab's quirky upcoming arcade skateboarding inspired title. Read more

  • Nintendo E3 2019 Recap: Surprises, Sequels, and Remakes
    From a Breath of the Wild sequel and Animal Crossing Switch delays to Bango-Kazooie in Smash Ultimate, Nintendo's brief E3 Direct was stuffed full of big announcements. Read more

  • Square Enix E3 2019 Recap: FF7 Remake, Marvel's Avengers Just the Beginning
    From FF7 Remake to Marvel's Avengers — with SaGa, SE Collective, FF14, Dragon Quest, and more in between — Square Enix's E3 2019 presentation was packed full of what fans wanted to see. Read more

  • E3 2019: Highlights From the PC Gaming Show
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  • E3 2019 Bethesda Showcase Recap: Fallout 76, Elder Scrolls, Doom: Eternal Take Center Stage
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Guides

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    Increase your FPS count and save up every possible frame with the help of this quick guide to Hell Let Loose. Read more

  • How to Unlock All Difficulties in Bloodstained Ritual of the Night
    Don't want to fully beat the game on normal and hard to unlock nightmare mode? A simple save file cheat code offers up all three difficulties straight from the start! Read more

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    Finding bovine plumes for the jump shard is easy if you know which enemy offers up the random drop! Read more.

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  • Where To Find The Warhorse Door & Key in Bloodstained Ritual of the Night
    How to find the Warhorse's Key and unlock the Warhorse Door in Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night. Read more

  • How to Find Silver Bromide Location in Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night
    Although a patch may make the chest impossible to open, finding the silver bromide is easy once you know where to look. Read more

  • Bloodstained Ritual of the Night Millionaire Key Guide
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Wolfenstein: Youngblood E3 2019 Preview — Co-Op Nazi Killing https://www.gameskinny.com/u4gqd/wolfenstein-youngblood-e3-2019-preview-co-op-nazi-killing https://www.gameskinny.com/u4gqd/wolfenstein-youngblood-e3-2019-preview-co-op-nazi-killing Thu, 20 Jun 2019 08:16:46 -0400 David Jagneaux

Wolfenstein: Youngblood seemed like a weird direction for the series when it was first announced at E3 2018. A few decades ago, the series was hailed as one of the original FPS games alongside DOOM and Quake, but it has now shifted to being a more story-driven experience with lengthy single-player campaigns that make you feel the grit and gore first-hand. 

The game takes place 19 years after the events of the previous game, Wolfenstein: The New Colossus, in which you play as one of BJ Blazkowicz's two daughters: Jess and Soph. Things kick off shortly after BJ disappears, prompting a good old-fashioned rescue mission.

Wolfenstein Evolved

Surprisingly, the first 10 minutes or so of my roughly 45-minute long preview session was all a cutscene. While technically not entirely required, you're really gonna' want to have played the last two games to follow what's going on here.

You're introduced to the characters as they're training with their father, learning how to hunt, fight, and shoot for survival. This is a very dark and dangerous world, and it's the only life these young women have ever known, so seeing some real humanity behind the characters before it turns into a Nazi murdering simulator was nice to see.

I'm still not sure I like either daughter very much, though. I can't remember which one is which since they're twins with different hair colors and frankly sound almost identical. The blonde is first seen hitting a punching bag to train while the dark-haired one is hunting with BJ. They bicker and tease each other like siblings, fostering a real sense of camaraderie, but at times, the tongue-in-cheek humor felt a bit over-the-top. 

Since I'm not sure exactly how the story picks up from the last one just yet, it's hard to nail down the setting exactly, but it seems like some areas of the world are still under Nazi control while others have been liberated. The sisters are being trained as Nazi-killing machines, which does imply at least a large faction of Nazis are still out there doing Nazi things.

The Blazkowicz Sisters

In the last two Wolfenstein games, BJ was a mostly silent and extremely stoic, serious hero that clashed directly with the game's often bombastic tone. It resulted in some almost accidental comedy through pure contrast, but now that the main characters share that same attitude and literally giggle about things going on, I found it a bit distracting. That being said, had I been playing with a friend I knew rather than another random journalist, I may have had more fun with it.

Luckily, the gameplay more than makes up for it. It's much faster than I expected with liberal sprint uses, a double jump, wall jumps, and a really nifty slide that made zipping under cover extremely fluid.

Since I only played as one of the sisters, I could be wrong here, but I didn't really notice a big difference between the two. I'm also not sure how it will play as a single-player game, but I'd imagine your sister will just be an AI-controlled companion in that case since the entire game and story are heavily focused on the duo traveling together.

There was a great variety of weapons on display from shotguns and pistols to SMGs and assault rifles. They all felt great and had different recoil patterns to get used to. 

Nazi Killing

One thing I really appreciated is that Wolfenstein: Youngblood seems to be a good bit more challenging than the previous two games. Rather than just mowing through enemies as you run from the start of a mission to the end, we actually had to strategize about how to approach areas that were full of enemies. Lots of armored goons showed up as road blocks, and we often needed to split up to divide and conquer. 

There was a lot of variety in the types of weapons that enemies used, such as the massive flame attacks from the big guys and the medium-sized shotgun guards. The boss fight at the end of the first mission we tried required a few tries before we were actually able to take him down. Mobility was key since he could easily take one of us out in a matter of seconds.

The freedom of movement was a huge part of the gameplay, and it makes for quite the spectacle. Double-jumping through the air, climbing up onto platforms, sliding across the floor, and switching weapons on the fly was really intense and felt almost like a Respawn shooter moreso than it did a Wolfenstein game. 

I'm still not sure how Wolfenstein: Youngblood will translate for single-player gamers, but it was a blast in co-op. If you've got a buddy to play it with, this looks like a great option for Nazi killing fun.

Wolfenstein: Youngblood releases very soon, next month, on July 26 for PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Switch. 

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Mark Your Calendars: Every Release Date Announced at E3 2019 https://www.gameskinny.com/ad6d6/mark-your-calendars-every-release-date-announced-at-e3-2019 https://www.gameskinny.com/ad6d6/mark-your-calendars-every-release-date-announced-at-e3-2019 Fri, 14 Jun 2019 14:32:51 -0400 Mark Delaney

At E3, it's not just about the games we can play. It's just as much about when we can play them. E3 2019 was no different.

With hundreds of games shown off on stage and at the show floor in Los Angeles, it can be dizzying to keep up with every launch window and specific release date announced at E3, so we've done the hard part for you.

Use our recap of every release date announced at E3 2019 to see just when you'll be calling in sick to work over the next several months. 

June 2019
  • The Last Remnant Remastered (Switch): June 10 
  • Collection of Mana (Switch): June 11
  • Contra Anniversary Collection (Switch): June 11
  • Cadence of Hyrule (Switch): June 13
July 2019
  • Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order (Switch): July 19
  • Wolfenstein: Youngblood (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC): July 16
August 2019
  • Age of Wonders: Planetfall (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC): August 6
  • Oninaki (Switch): August 22
  • Astral Chain (Switch): August 30
  • Blair Witch (Xbox One, PC): August 30
September 2019
  • Conan Chop Chop (Mobile): September 3
  • Gears of War 5 (Xbox One, PC): September 10
  • Daemon X Machina (Switch): September 13
  • Police Stories (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC): September 19
  • The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (Switch): September 20
  • Contras Rogue Corps (Switch): September 24
  • Code Vein: September 27th
  • Dragon Quest 11 S: Echoes of an Elusive Age (Switch): September 27
  • FIFA 20 (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch): September 27
October 2019
  • Ghost Recon Breakpoint (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC) - October 4
  • The Outer Worlds (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC) - October 25
November 2019
  • Death Stranding (PlayStation 4): November 8
  • Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC): November 15
  • Doom Eternal (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Stadia): November 22
Note: No New Dates Announced for December 2019 or January 2020
February 2020
  • Ori and the Will of the Wisps (Xbox One, PC): February 11
  • Gods and Monsters (PlayStation 4, Xbox One Switch, PC, Stadia): February 25
March 2020
  • Final Fantasy 7 Remake (PlayStation 4): March 3
  • Watch Dogs: Legion (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC): March 3
  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Switch): March 20
April 2020
  • Cyberpunk 2077 (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC): April 16
May 2020
  • Marvel's Avengers (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Stadia): May 15
Holiday 2020
  • Halo Infinite (Project Scarlett)
2020 (Unspecified)
  • Crossfire X (Xbox One)
  • Dragon Ball Kakarot (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC)
  • Dying Light 2 (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC)
  • Tales of Arise (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC)

As you can expect, this calendar will be further filled in as months go on, but even right now, there's quite a range and number of major releases headed our way. Which games have you marking your calendar?

Be sure to check out our complete 2019 release calendar to see all of the games releasing this year. 

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E3 2019 Bethesda Showcase Recap: Fallout 76, Elder Scrolls, Doom: Eternal Take Center Stage https://www.gameskinny.com/l8hgw/e3-2019-bethesda-showcase-recap-fallout-76-elder-scrolls-doom-eternal-take-center-stage https://www.gameskinny.com/l8hgw/e3-2019-bethesda-showcase-recap-fallout-76-elder-scrolls-doom-eternal-take-center-stage Sun, 09 Jun 2019 22:06:43 -0400 Ty Arthur

This year's #BE3 showcase revolved heavily around the highly anticipated FPS entry Doom Eternal, but Bethesda had a number of surprises in store for players willing to check out the full live stream.

Unfortunately, we didn't get to see much about Elder Scrolls VI, which is likely delayed to take advantage of the next console generation. That noticeably missing title aside, everything from Rage 2 to Wolfenstein received major announcements, along with a slew of news arriving for mobile titles and free updates like the Moons Of Elsweyr expansion coming June 27 to Elder Scrolls Legends.

If you missed it, we've got the full rundown on everything you need to know about the Bethesda 2019 E3 showcase below. 

Also, don't forget to log into your Bethesda account this week! In celebration of the E3 event, you can get five Ouroboros Crown Crates and a Clouded-Senche Leopard mount for Elder Scrolls Online, a Twitch Assault Rifle skin for Rage 2, and an Ancestor Moth card back for The Elder Scrolls: Legends

Orion

We all know streaming is the future and tech companies are banking on streaming overtaking physical media in the very near future. We already buy most of our games from digital stores anyway, so why not just move the whole thing into the cloud?

Bethesda is working on the new Orion technology now, which is meant to optimize any game engine with absolutely any game for playing in the cloud on platforms like the upcoming Google Stadia.

A software solution rather than a hardware option, the purpose of Orion is to reduce latency and stream using lower bandwidth, which means you can stream at max settings for no reduction in graphics quality.

We'll have to wait and see if it lives up to the promise, but that tech could be huge in seeing streaming services become more widely adopted worldwide.

Fallout 76

Oof, Todd Howard and the Bethesda Game Studios team got a very tepid cheering response at first, which got noticeably louder when they admitted the criticism the game has received was deserved.

That lackluster response turned to wild cheering when it was revealed that human NPCs are arriving with the Wastelanders update including full dialog trees — to make this more of a full-scale Fallout game.

To lure people in ahead of that update, the game will include a free trial mode coming tomorrow (perhaps precipitating the game going free-to-play...?).

Last up, in a move we should have all seen coming, Fallout 76 is getting battle royale mode with a shrinking ring of fire titled Nuclear Winter. Will the wasteland pull you away from Fortnite?

Doom Eternal

We already knew this would feature the super fast, super powerful Doom Marine slaughtering demons by the thousands, but there were some reveals tonight to get fans even more excited.

This time around we're also going to heaven, and it seems like the celestial denizens will be even more awful (and fun to kill!) than the demons in hell.

The biggest surprise was those in attendance at the Bethesda showcase got to actually play the game after the show. Lucky bastards!

The rest of us only have a few months to wait though, as Doom Eternal now has an official release date of November 22, 2019. We also got a quick glimpse of the comprehensive collector's edition, which comes with its own wearable Doom Guy helmet.

Finally, Bethesda decided to show off a bit of the new multiplayer mode, which lets you frag away as either the Slayer or a demon in a 2 vs 1 asymmetric mode.

Elder Scrolls Blades

If you've been religiously opening your chests every day, you'll be excited to know a major update launches tonight in celebration of E3. That patch features new jobs, solo arena battles, a custom jewelry system, and an extra dragon questline.

While not many details were revealed, we also found out an arena mode coming later this year for PvP content and visiting the towns of other players.

Hands down, the biggest news is that Blades is coming to Switch where it will still be free and will feature cross-progression with mobile, so you can take your mobile account to the Switch version when it arrives this fall.

Ghostwire Tokyo

There weren't a ton of details beyond a cinematic trailer, but this new title from Tango Gameworks looks very promising and seems to indicate an open-world nature with a mix of investigative and combat mechanics.

All we really know for sure is that it's a "spooky" action-adventure title that takes place within a supernatural haunted Tokyo, although they specified it's not a survival horror game.

Elder Scrolls Online

The Season of the Dragon for Elder Scrolls Online will cap with the upcoming DLC Dragonhold, featuring the return of the iconic Dragonguard. In addition to an epic story trailer, we're told more info is coming at Quake Con this summer, but they did reveal the dungeon DLC Scalebreaker is set to arrive in August.

Commander Keen

I don't think anyone saw this coming... we're about to see a return of the old school Id Software '90s side-scrolling game Commander Keen, reimagined as a free-to-play Saturday morning cartoon homage on iOS and Android where you build wacky gadgets.

There's a fun tongue-in-cheek tone here, although I kind of wanted to go find Arnie so we can get our memories wiped at Rekall after hearing lines like "get your anus to mars" and "kick some asteroid."

This new version of Commander Keen will soft launch this summer on mobile devices.

 Deathloop

Finally, a new title from Arkane was just made official, so if you've missed games in the style of Prey or Dishonored, get ready for a whole new iteration of the stealth assassination genre. 

This noir sci-fi shooter puts you in an endless loop where two assassins relive the same day over and over trying to kill each other. The typical Arkane style of offering multiple options to tackle levels will be available, but we're also getting a bit of a Tarantino vibe in the font and style on display.

Rage 2

Need ever more insanity? It's on the way with the Rise Of The Ghosts expansion, including impending features like low gravity, additional enemies, a new pilotable mech, extra areas, and a new enemy faction, as well as weekly content additions.

Two New Wolfenstein Games

Yep, we're getting two new games this summer, starting with the Cyber Pilot VR title coming next month. That's not the big news though, as we already knew about that. 

The more exciting announcement is Wolfenstein: Young Blood set 20 years after The New Colossus and very clearly embracing the 80's aesthetic with wild abandon. Aside from the time shift, this time around we'll get to kill Nazis with a friend in co-op mode!

It's a pretty good bet that BJ Blazkowicz's twin daughters are going to collect a whole lot more than 100 Nazi scalps, that's for sure!

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What upcoming expansion or brand new franchise are you most looking forward to checking out this year? Sound off in the comments below!

Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more news and information on all of these games as they develop. Check out more of our E3 2019 coverage below: 

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8 Most Anticipated FPS Games of 2019 https://www.gameskinny.com/2lr0f/8-most-anticipated-fps-games-of-2019 https://www.gameskinny.com/2lr0f/8-most-anticipated-fps-games-of-2019 Wed, 12 Dec 2018 09:00:01 -0500 John Schutt

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This coming year, there's an FPS to fit almost every playstyle, every niche, and every sensibility, so long as you like big open worlds. Some are breaking new ground, some finding new ways to tell old stories, and some are just new. 

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No matter which way you swing, if you're a fan of the genre, it's going to be a good time. 

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Cyberpunk 2077

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CD Projekt Red has always gone the extra mile, and from everything we've seen about Cyberpunk 2077, they've pushed their limits even further.

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Most importantly is a lack of a firm release date. A game this big should only release when everyone on the team is satisfied. Deadlines will only get in the way.

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DOOM Eternal

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The Doom Slayer returns from exile. He's angrier, equipped with grappling hooks and arm blades, and wants nothing more than to tear Hell a new one.

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Mobility and gameplay variety seem to be id's modus operandi once again, and now players can dash about the maps. It might not look like much on paper, but if you've played the recent Shadow Warrior titles, you know how a simple, quick boost of speed can change an entire gameplay loop.

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That, and it looks like Doom Slayer has a host of new ways to make his enemies explode into gibs, with tons of new uses for his various weapon abilities.

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If they can get the Super Shotgun right again (which would be shocking if they didn't) and pair that level of satisfaction with more Mick Gordon metal, there's no way this won't be one of the most rewarding, cathartic shooters since... well, DOOM 2016.

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Wolfenstein: Youngblood

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Though New Colossus disappointed some, Youngblood appears to be taking the series in another new direction, both in terms of narrative and gameplay. While we don't know much about the game save for what's in the trailers, we do know it's going to have co-op elements to make use of the two main characters: the Blazkowicz sisters. 

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There will still be plenty of Nazis to shoot, and with MachineGames at the helm, the gunplay will likely be as tight and frantic as we've come to expect. How the series will fare without one of the first identifiable FPS protagonists at the trigger remains to be seen, but if the developers can recapture the magic of the first Wolfenstein reboot with a new cast of characters, this entry will be something to see.

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Metro: Exodus

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The long-awaited return to post-apocalyptic Russia is almost upon us.

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Unlike the previous games (sans Halo), the Metro series is defined not by its vastness but its focus. Not its gunplay but its story. Both Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light were purely linear experiences. There were open areas to explore, but both games were dedicated to their narrative.

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Metro: Exodus is the franchise's first foray into the open world, but things are shaping up to still be story focused. One of the main complaints — or selling points — of previous entries was the scripted story sections that gave us short walking simulators before that genre even existed. 

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In any event, the environment is full-on snow level and there look to be plenty of rusty nooks and crannies to explore. That's half the point of a post-apocalypse: find the hidey-holes filled with ancient secrets.

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Serious Sam 4: Planet Badass

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Always a welcome return to a simpler FPS era, the Serious Sam series is an unapologetic rush of testosterone, almost endless enemies, and even more endless bullets.

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The developers were quite clear on one matter, however: Planet Badass is not an open-world game, but a linear experience of large, linked levels. Big enough, apparently, for Sam to need vehicles this time. That opens up tons of different options for play the series hasn't seen before, and an opportunity for the game to throw an as-yet-unheard-of number of enemies at the player.

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When describing the gameplay, the developers also emphasize that it's still the same fast, always-on-your-feet style the series is known for.

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Also, it's being published by Devolver Digital, so almost all bets are off as to what the game will be getting away with. 

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RAGE 2

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What was once an ambitious but ultimately lackluster showcase of the id Tech 5 engine has blossomed into an apparently huge open world FPS with influences from Sunset Overdrive and Just Cause

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Gameplay is typical id fare: fast, frenetic, and immensely satisfying. Add in some melee and throwable mechanics, plenty of crazy vehicles and even crazier weapons and enemies and, by all appearances, there's real potential to right the Rage ship. At the very least there's more color, and while I doubt the story will make much sense or have significant depth, that's not really the point.

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If Rage 2 delivers on the fun factor, I doubt anyone will care.

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Generation Zero

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Avalanche is all about their gigantic open worlds, but they've never attempted a game like Generation Zero before. A mix of survival, stealth, FPS, and crafting, there's a kind of Horizon: Zero Dawn feel if the main character was a normal person and the machines were more post-grunge and less science-fantasy. 

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Everything about the game screams "deadly," and the developers emphasize that guerilla warfare and smart co-operative play are better options than head-up fights. Their dedication to a persistent game world is also intriguing, as every enemy will remember the damage you've done to it and will thus be weaker the next time you decide to face it. That hints at a very hit-and-run style gameplay loop.

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Add in weapon crafting and plenty of customization options and Generation Zero looks like it will break a few new barriers, or at least be a fun, tense romp on a gigantic map filled with deadly machines.

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Halo Infinite

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We're starting off big, so let's set the ground rules: there aren't any. We don't know when Halo Infinite is coming out, but we can hold out hope, right?

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Almost every game on this list is a massive open-world game, and Halo Infinite is no exception. It's been built with a new engine 343 constructed specifically for Halo Infinite because they couldn't make the game without it. We don't know much more about the game than what's shown in the trailer, but we probably expect a solid — and beefy — single-player campaign with plenty of Chief being a badass.

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One thing we can be sure of is another return to classic Halo multiplayer, though there will probably be some 343-style modifications and evolutions to the formula. There won't be a battle royale mode, but the battle rifle isn't going anywhere. 343 learned their lesson after Bungie's Halo Reachnever take away the battle rifle. 

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And finally, after 14+ years, PC is getting the full Halo treatment rather than being stuck with a stripped-down version that lacks a proper single-player campaign or robust multiplayer support.

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In 2019, the first-person shooter is poised to take the grand spectacle the genre is known for to new heights. Featuring titles with bold new takes on established mechanics and plenty of innovations to boot, next year is poised to be a great one for anyone looking to sate their hunger for virtual mayhem and destruction.

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Check out our list for eight FPS games you'll want to put on your wishlist today. They'll be here before you know it.

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E3 2018 Bethesda Showcase Recap: Attention, There's a New Elder Scrolls in the Works https://www.gameskinny.com/svmlt/e3-2018-bethesda-showcase-recap-attention-theres-a-new-elder-scrolls-in-the-works https://www.gameskinny.com/svmlt/e3-2018-bethesda-showcase-recap-attention-theres-a-new-elder-scrolls-in-the-works Sun, 10 Jun 2018 23:50:13 -0400 Jonathan Moore

Going into E3 2018, Bethesda's press conference was one of the most hotly-anticipated keynotes of the entire show. With surprise pre-show reveals for both Rage 2 and Fallout 76 landing in May, Bethesda gave fans, critics, and journalists alike plenty of reasons to get hyped. 

So like rapt little lemmings, we all did the only thing there was to do: we tuned in. 

Thankfully, we were all right in thinking this showcase was going to have some truly killer trailers. Bethesda kept things moving fast; they showed lots of trailers and (mostly) kept the pontificating to a minimum. On top of the trailers, there were also some big (BIG) reveals. And we got a lot more info on both Rage 2 and Fallout 76

Here's everything you need to know if you (somehow) missed the livestream. 

Elder Scrolls 6

We got an Elder Scrolls 6 reveal. Holy shit. We have a teaser trailer. I repeat we have a teaser trailer. You can view it above.

We don't have a release date yet, but it's coming, folks. It's freaking coming. 

 

Fallout 76

Fallout 76 will release on November 14. 

First revealed on May 30, we finally got confirmation that Fallout 76 is, in fact, an entirely online open world survival RPG. You can play it solo, experiencing a story and leveling up by completing quests and other normal wasteland activities. However, the big draw is teaming up with a group of friends and exploring the wasteland. 

And to make things fit even more with the Fallout ethos, there won't be hundreds or thousands of players running around the wasteland at a single time. Instead, there will be only "dozens" of players in a given instance.  

Earlier in the day, another Fallout 76 trailer was shown during the Microsoft conference. There, Bethesda's Todd Howard said that the game would be a prequel set 25 years after the first bombs dropped. He also confirmed that the game would take place in the Appalachian Moutains of West Virginia -- and that it would be "four times bigger" than Fallout 4

But at Bethesda's press conference, we were shown more of the game. 

Players will find themselves emerging from one of the very first vaults to open up after the bombs fell. With a brand-new gameplay trailer, we got to see what the game will actually play like. I won't even try to steal the other awesomeness and beauty of it from you. You can view it above.  

Fallout 76 will employ all new rendering tech to achieve 16x the detail for the environment and weather across the map when compared to Fallout 4. And new Fallout creatures will make their debuts in Fallout 76, many of which not only look completely amazing, but ones that also use the real-life folklore of West Virginia as inspiration. 

A series of "informational" videos was also shown that expanded on what we'll see in Fallout 76's gameplay -- and how some of the game's systems work in multiplayer. You'll be able to team up with friends and create camps and settlements complete with all the accouterments you'll need to explore and conquer the wasteland. You can build wherever you want and move your settlements and camps wherever you want.

Additionally, there will also be multiple atomic missile sites peppered around the Fallout 76 map. In the vein of player agency, you can literally do whatever you want with them. You'll need to work with friends to acquire codes -- or take them off dead bodies -- to access the missiles that you can then launch on a rival camp ... or anything else you want to rain devastation upon. You'll be able to farm rare and valuable resources from the fallout areas. 

The game will feature 100% dedicated servers, and Bethesda is planning on supporting the game for years to come.  

There will be a Power Armor collector's edition that will feature a fully functional T-51 power armor helmet, an awesome glow in the dark map, figurines, and in-game bonuses. A price for the collector's edition was not revealed. Lastly, there will be a beta for the game, but no further details were revealed as of this writing. 

Rage 2

Many gamers were surprised when Bethesda announced Rage 2 back in May. Depending on what forums or social media networks you visited, you might know that a lot of fans weren't too keen on a followup to Rage, a game that met with mixed reviews when it was originally released. 

However, here we are nonetheless, talking about what we now know about the FPS sequel. But from what Bethesda has shown so far, the game doesn't look half bad. 

Following a live performance from Andrew W.K., the gameplay trailer above was shown. Player will find themselves in the shoes of Walker, the last ranger of the wasteland -- and someone who is, of course, going to save the world as he knows it.

Set against a dystopian backdrop, where the future is full of mangled and irradiated wasteland gangs, Rage 2 embraces its ludicrous nature and give players all the guns, powers, and vehicular combat they could want.

We're sure to see more of the game ahead of its Spring 2019 release.

Elder Scrolls Legends

Elder Scrolls Legends will be relaunching with improved visuals later this year. It will be coming to the Nintendo Switch, PS4, and Xbox One. 

That's basically it. The game is still the same kickass card game you've come to love -- just now on more platforms!  

Elder Scrolls Online

Named MMO of the year for the past three years, the Elder Scrolls Online has only gotten better in the last year, with the release of the Morrowind and Summerset DLCs greatly expanding the game.

Bethesda announced two brand-new DLCs -- both slated to come out some time this year. The first will be a dungeon-centric DLC named Wolfhunter. All we currently know is that it will "be based on werewolves." No other information was provided.

The other DLC will be story DLC set in Murkmire. This one will go into deep Argonian lore and culture. 

Yep, we're going back to Blackmarsh. 

Doom Eternal

It was just a trailer, but Doom guy facing off against hordes of demons and hellknights in a hellscape right here on Earth. Crushing skulls and pumping shotties, Doom guy  is ready to save the world (again). 

Doom Eternal will be a direct sequel to 2016's rebooted Doom. The Doom-slayer will be even more powerful this time around, facing off against twice as many demons than in the original game. 

A pure callback to Doom II: Hell on Earth, Doom Eternal will premiere in full at Quake Con in August. 

Prey 

If you haven't played Prey, you should do yourself a favor: stop reading this and go play it. 

And considering how good the game is and well players and critics alike have received it, there was little doubt it would be eventually receiving DLC. 

In fact, it's receiving two DLC packs. 

"Mooncrash" (a $19.99 add-on available right now) sees the player venture to the moon and fight mimics and all things that are bad. From the trailer above, it looks like a survival battle simulation gauntlet. It also looks like you'll probably die a lot. 

Then there's "Typhon Hunter", which features a tense MP mode of 1v5. Here, in what's essentially Extinction, one player goes toe to toe with five mimics, who can be anything in the game, creating a fierce game of cat and mouse.\

"Typhon Hunter" will be available later this summer, and it will support VR.

Wolfenstein

Starting things off, Wolfenstein 2 will be coming to the Nintendo Switch on June 29. 

However, that's not the biggest news of the night featuring our favorite Nazi killer.

Wolfenstein's next adventure will put players in the boots of BJ's twin daughters. Wolfenstein: Young Blood pushes the Wolfenstein story forward to the 1980s, where the future is a bleak and violent place.

It will be a co-op experience, where you can play solo but also with friends. Young Blood is set to release sometime in 2019

Lastly, Wolfenstein: Cyber Pilot will is a VR game currently in the works. The only information given was that players will be able to hack into Nazi units to save the world. 

Fallout Shelter

The mobile simulation game that's been played by 120 million people since its release three years ago, Fallout Shelter is about to see an influx of even more players. 

The big news is that the game will be coming to the PS4 and the Nintendo Switch -- right now. It's completely free.  

Elder Scrolls: Blades

Elder Scrolls: Blades is taking the franchise back to its roots in games like Elder Scrolls: Arena. Set to release for mobile devices this fall, players can currently sign up for early access at Playblades.com. It will be free to play. 

The game uses touch controls to move -- or those with dual sticks can use those as well. Procedurally generated dungeons and hand-crafted levels is set to bring the Elder Scrolls experience to a small screen -- but with a big bang. 

Blades will have several modes, such as The Abyss, a roguelike experience with endless dungeons, and The Arena, where players will do battle one on one with other players. 

What's more, there will be a story and quest mode that will employ a town hub. You'll be tasked with rebuilding your home town, upgrading structures, and decorating buildings. As your town levels, you'll get new NPCs and quests. 

Blades will be coming to phones every device Bethesda can get it on: PCs, consoles, VR on mobile, and high-end VR on PCs. All of the platforms will connect to each other, where, for example, mobile players can play against VR players.

Starfield

It's been 25 years since Bethesda developed a brand-new franchise. And in a look at the future of the company, Todd Harris showed that new IP during the company's presser.

The trailer starts out in space, with the camera looking down at the edge of a planet as a star peeks out from behind the bottom edge of the planet. A space station comes into view and the trailer ends as something appears to engulf the space station (or perhaps it goes into a type of hyperspace?).

Either way, the trailer looks great despite not knowing a single thing about it outside of the name and that it's probably set in space and some type of sci-fi RPG (yes, that last part is me just guessing).

There is no release date for Starfield at this time. 

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Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more news and information on all of these games as they develop. 

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