E3 2018: New Elder Scrolls Game, Blades, Announced But It's Not What You Expect

A new Elder Scrolls RPG is coming to mobile and other platforms.

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Now Playing: The Elders Scrolls: Blades E3 2018 Gameplay Demo | Bethesda Press Conference

The next Elder Scrolls game has been announced. Named Elder Scrolls Blades, it's apparently a "pure Elder Scrolls game" with "console-quality graphics" despite seemingly being a primarily smartphone-based game.

Publisher Bethesda calls Blades a "uniquely mobile experience." However, the company also said it's working on bringing the game to consoles, PC, and VR. It's free, and coming to iOS and Android this fall. Pre-orders are open on those platforms right now, and you can also pre-register for early access on Bethesda's website.

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The game contains PvP--which is also cross-platform, meaning a PC player can play against an iOS one. It also has a town-building mechanic: as you build up your town over time, you'll unlock new NPCs and quests. That's not to say it's a pure city-builder, though. Blades contains combat in the same vein as the fighting Elder Scrolls fans will be familiar with.

Elsewhere in Bethesda's E3 2018 conference, the company announced new Prey and Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus DLC, as well as a full-blown Elder Scrolls VI. For more check out our roundup of all the Bethesda press conference news.

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