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Jun 152015

Shortly after the Nintendo World Championships concluded, it was time for our first press conference of E3, from Bethesda! It was also Bethesda’s first-ever E3 press conference.

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Bethesda’s E3 2015 Press Conference

Like when Ubisoft’s show started last year, I went into this trying to remember if Bethesda has any series I like. As such, this will be one of my shorter E3 posts.

The show started with Doom. I’ve never played any games in the Doom series, and I don’t think this will be my first one. Still, to fans of the series, I’m sure it was impressive. They showed off both single-player and multiplayer, as well as Doom Snapmap, which lets fans create their own content to share with others.

Next they announced Bethesda.net, a Bethesda-centric hub. They followed that with footage from Battlecry, a free online multiplayer game. (I think Battlecry had been previously announced, but let me know if I’m wrong.)

So far, not much caught my interest… and then this happened:

Dishonored 2. I haven’t played the first Dishonored (I have it thanks to PlayStation Plus, but if you don’t, you’ll be pleased to know they also announced the Dishonored Definitive Edition for the PS4 and Xbox One), but maybe I should. I really enjoyed the trailer for Dishonored 2, and I remember liking the marketing campaign for the first game, as well.

My reaction to the Dishonored 2 trailer went something like this: “Hmm… interesting… interesting… looks kind of cool… hmm… SHE’S SWORDFIGHTING A ROBOT THIS IS AWESOME!”


After that excitement, the focus switched back to series I don’t care for. They discussed new content coming for the Elder Scrolls Online, announced a digital card game called Elder Scrolls Legends (card games are big now, aren’t they?), and then moved on to what everyone except me was waiting for, Fallout 4.

I’m sure Fallout is an amazing series, for fans of that type of game. For those of us who dislike open worlds, not so much.

After a considerable amount of Fallout 4 footage, they announced a free-to-play mobile game called Fallout Shelter where you build and manage your own vault. While cute, it’s again just not a genre I enjoy. Then it was back to some more Fallout 4 to conclude the press conference.

Overall, Bethesda’s press conference wasn’t the greatest for me, because I’m not interested in most of the games shown. On the other hand… robot swordfights!

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  2 Responses to “E3 2015 Part 2: Bethesda’s First Show”

  1. You’re underrating Fallout Shelter’s cuteness.

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