The Elder Scrolls received a lot of love at the Bethesda keynote, there was no Elder Scrolls 6 announcement but plenty of other stuff. The card based tie-in game Elder Scrolls: Legends was announced again. There still isn’t a solid release date but supposedly sometime this year and it will even be out on android devices. The trailer made it appear like much more than a card game though demonstrating it had some kind of plot. Will Bethesda be able to catch the same appeal they did with Fallout Shelter, their first smartphone game tie-in?
There was plenty of talk about The Elder Scrolls: Online. Even though it was already announced, they confirmed that the Assassins guild will finally be coming June 14th in the Dark Brotherhood DLC; there still isn’t a price. Bethesda also announced One Tamriel which will remove all level restrictions from players, allowing them to freely go where they please after the tutorial. So for anyone who wanted to explore new areas like the Anvil or Kvatch but didn’t have the level, well now it doesn’t matter. It still isn’t clear how this will work with enemy levels and the like. Impressive announcements that almost make me want to hate the game a little less and try again. If they would just remove that impossible trophy it might even be acceptable. It was also announced that The Elder Scrolls: Online will be going to Japan in June.
The biggest news for fans was the announcement that Skyrim will be getting a remastered version on PS4, Xbox One and PC in October. While a shock too many it was already widely speculated this would happen since Bethesda ported Skyrim to the current gen while designing Fallout 4. Not only will it include the DLC Dawnguard, Hearthfire and Dragonborn but it will also include mod support. What mods will be included? Will I be able to fly around on Thomas the Tank Engine, fighting giant Zoidberg while completely naked? One can dream. Not only will it have plenty of content but it looks great, although there is no price yet. Bethesda did post on twitter after the show that Steam players that already own Skyrim and all the DLC or the Legendary Edition can upgrade to the remastered for free. Makes sense but still kind of sucks for those with the Legendary Edition on console. Either way, it seems I’ll be dumping another couple hundred hours of my life down the hole.