First Elder Scrolls Legends Gameplay Footage Revealed, PC Beta Starts Today

A first look.

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Bethesda has released the first gameplay footage for The Elder Scrolls: Legends, a free-to-play card game that appears to be the company's answer to Blizzard's Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft. Take a look:

Bethesda has also announced that a closed beta for Legends is starting today, April 21; you can register for the beta here on Bethesda's website. There are no guarantees that you will get in, but Bethesda said it plans to expand the beta over the coming months.

The beta is available only on PC, though the game is also coming to mobile devices for its full release.

Bethesda also announced today that Legends will be playable at Bethesda's booth at PAX East this weekend in Boston. If you can't make it to the show (it's sold out), you can watch a special presentation for the game on Saturday, April 23, at noon EST through Twitch. During this, Bethesda's Pete Hines will play the game and talk about its features and more.

As explained in the video, Legends offers a variety of modes, including a "full campaign," as well as practice and arena. For more on Legends, check out the game's website, which was updated today with lots of new details.

Announced at Bethesda's E3 2015 briefing last summer, Legends was originally due to launch in 2015, before it was eventually delayed to 2016. The game is developed by Dire Wolf Digital for PC and iPad; support for other platforms will be announced later.

Legends won't be Bethesda's first mobile game, as the studio released Fallout Shelter back in June 2015 in the lead-up to the release of Fallout 4. At the end of 2015, Bethesda opened a development studio that will work on mobile, PC, and console games, while Bethesda's Todd Howard has pledged that the developer will make even more mobile games in the future.

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