Bethesda didn't unveil Starfield tonight, but they did have a whole slew of announcements on tap, including a new Dishonored game (or DLC?), a formal reveal of Wolfenstein II, and... Link in Skyrim.
The conference was a brisk, no-nonsense affair that rapidly churn through a whole of trailers and reveals, all of which will be out this year. As expected, we will be getting both Evil Within 2 and Wolfenstein II, and both of them look outstanding.
Here are the rest of the announcements and trailers.
DOOM and Fallout 4 VR
Bethesda lead their show with VR versions of both DOOM and Fallout 4. The former appears to be an all new game called DOOM VFR while the latter is straight-up Fallout 4. They did not offer a release date for either one, but they will presumably be out at some point in the relatively near future.
Creation Club Brings Paid Mods to Fallout and Skyrim
Creation Club is an online store with paid mods for Skyrim and Fallout 4. Bethesda will be "working with external partners" on an online storefront containing a host of premium content. In that regard it should be pretty similar to the Minecraft storefront revealed earlier this year. It should be noted that previous mods won't be eligible, and that mods will be heavily curated through a full development cycle. It will be out Summer 2017 on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
Elder Scrolls Legends Getting Heroes of Skyrim Update
Bethesda showed off some of Elder Scrolls Legends. First unveiled a few years ago, it follows roughly in the footsteps of Hearthstone and Gwent. It will also be getting a Heroes of Skyrim update on June 29, 2017.
Link Confirmed for Skyrim on Switch
Bethesda confirmed that the Breath of the Wild version of Link will be available in Skyrim for Switch. Zelda's hero will be available by scanning an Amiibo into the Nintendo Switch. It's... kind of a bonker crossover if you think about it. They also hinted at motion controls in a very brief teaser. We're still waiting on more info about Skyrim for Switch, but it will definitely be out this year. Or at least that's what Bethesda is saying.
Dishonored: Death of the Outsider
Bethesda has revealed a new version of Dishonored 2. It's called "Death of the Outsider" and will be more of a cyberpunk take on critical darling. It's unclear whether it will be a standalone game or DLC, but we're guessing it will be the latter. It kind of reminds us to be Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon, to be honest. It will be out September 15th.
The Evil Within 2
After much speculation, Bethesda announced that The Evil Within 2 will be out later this year. The trailer shows off zombies, burning villages, and lots of violence. As before, it will be developed by veteran designer Shinji Mikami, who was the director for the original Resident Evil and Resident Evil 4. It will be out October 13th.
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
Bethesda concluded their press conference with a look at their newest Wolfenstein game, which envisions a 1950s/1960s world in which the Nazis have won. It features a hero named Billy who is part of a resistance against facism. There will be a robot that can breathe fire, flamethrowers, and all kinds of wonderful weapons. If it's anywhere near as good as DOOM and the first Wolfenstein, it should be absolutely grand. And weird. Very weird.