Top 11 New and Upcoming Bethesda Games

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With E3 2018 still fresh in our minds, we could not help but get excited about all the new games that we will be throwing our hard-earned money at in the near future. E3 had some pretty huge announcements this year, and among those were the long-awaited updates from Bethesda. In honor of an awesome game production company and their kick-ass portfolio of story driven games, we present to you the top 11 new and upcoming games from Bethesda: 

1. Fallout 76

Fallout 76 Gameplay 

The newest addition to Bethesda's post-apocalyptic survival series, Fallout 76, will be a prequel to all previous Fallout Games. Fallout 76 takes place 25 years after earth was ravaged by nuclear war. As a player, you are encouraged to work together with your fellow Vault 76 dwellers to rebuild a functioning society out of the ashes of nuclear fallout. 

Here is what we know: 

  • Fallout 76 will be Bethesda's most ambitious open world game to date with an expansive map that is four times the size of Fallout 4's. 

  • Fallout 76 is the first in the Fallout series to be an online multiplayer experience. Players will have the option to play either individually or in a party with as many as 3 other players. 

  • The game will not feature any NCPs—all characters on the map will be fellow Fallout 76 players. 

Emerge from the vault: Enter a wild, untamed wasteland and help your fellow vault dwellers rebuild society. 

Navigate a savage landscape: Discover powerful new foes and breathtaking locales. 

Explore the world: Brave the dangers of the world to find tons of new and powerful gear to defend your base. 

2. The Evil Within 2 - 2017 

 
 
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The Evil Within 2, the highly anticipated sequel to Bethesda's The Evil Within, was released in October of 2017, just in time for Halloween! This Resident Evil-esque series is creepy, complex, and downright spine-tingling at times. The Evil Within 2 effortlessly combines elements of classic horror games with a fantastic, and surprisingly heartfelt, storyline. Sebastian Castellanos is back and more badass than ever with a new arsenal of highly effective monster-killing weapons, terrifying new enemies to decimate, and the drive to save his daughter from the hellscape that Mobius created. 

Here's what we know: 

  • In classic Bethesda style, The Evil With 2 features a first-person mode—you know, just in case you wanted a closer look at the horrifying STEM monstrosities you'll be sprinting away from. 

  • New Game Plus is back and better than ever! After completing the game for the first time, you'll get some cool swag, a hand cannon (magnum), and TONS of green goo to give you a leg up during your next playthrough on the same difficulty. 

  • Turn on letterboxing to add a more cinematic feel to your game—it'll be like you're playing a terrifying movie! 

Photo Finish: Face off against creepy foes and escape death by the skin of your teeth. 
 

Run, hide, or fight: Journey with Sebastian as he delves into the darkest parts of his psyche. 

The nightmare continues: Explore the broken world inside STEM and the nightmares that dwell within. 

3. Dishonored: Death of the Outsider – 2017 

Dishonored: Death of the Outsider Gameplay 

Dishonored: Death of the Outsider is the 2017 expansion pack following the events in Dishonored 2. You play as Billie Lurk, an assassin who attempts to plot and carry out an assassination. The Target? The Outsider—a mystical being that grants superhuman powers to people of its choosing. In true Dishonored style, you must make a choice at the end of your journey, one which, either way, will alter the world forever. 

Here's what we know: 

  • Chose a stealthy or head on approach to overcome the obstacles in your path—the choice, as always, is yours to make. 

  • Activate Original Game Plus mode and utilize the powers from Dishonored 2. 

  • Infiltrate Karnaca's darkest cults, fight clubs, and more to discover the truth behind your mission. 

Are you a good witch or a bad witch: Decide how Billie Lurk will use her powers and shape the future of  Karnaca. 

To kill or not to kill: When given the choice will you do the easy thing or the right thing? 

4. Wolfenstein: Youngblood – 2019 

Wolfenstein: Youngblood E3 Trailer 

Not much is known about Wolfenstein: Youngblood thus far, as details were scarce at Bethesda's E3 conference. We do know, however, that it will be coming out sometime in 2019—and hey, that's not too far off! 

Here's what we know: 

  • Wolfenstein: Youngblood will be a co-op game  

  • Players will get the choice to control one of BJ Blazkowicz's twin daughters, Jess and Soph. 

  • Wolfenstein: Youngblood takes place 19 years after Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus in the year 1980. 

Fight the power: Continue BJ's legacy as you battle powerful new foes to take back your country. 

Double the fun: You don't have to shoot Nazis alone—have a friend join your game! 

5. Rage 2 – 2019 

Rage 2 E3 Trailer 

Although Rage did not receive the acclaim that Bethesda had hoped for, we are all super pumped about Rage 2. By now, we all know that Bethesda kicks ass when it comes to post-apocalyptic games, and, perhaps, after all the success that the company has seen with their Fallout series, Rage 2's timing couldn't be better. Could this sequel be the cash cow that Bethesda had hoped for with the first game? I guess we'll see in 2019! 

Here's what we know: 

  • Like the first game in the series (and like many of Bethesda's other games), Rage 2 will be an open-world first person shooter. 

  • In the style of Mad Max (which I would say is rather appropriate given the setting), there will be vehicular combat within Rage 2.  

  • Rage 2 is set to release on Microsoft Windows, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4—they've got most bases pretty well covered (sorry, Switch users). 

You against the world: Discover new weapons and abilities to ramp up the carnage. 

He's much bigger up close: Terrifying new enemies to fight along with the return of old foes. 

You ain't seen nothin' yet: Explore an expansive new world and its various unique landscapes. 

6. Doom Eternal – TBA 

Doom Eternal E3 Teaser Trailer 

Yet another Bethesda E3 announcement that left us with more questions than answers—we haven't even got a release year for Doom Eternal! They can't just give us an awesome little snippet and leave it at that … but they did. I guess that's why it's called a "teaser" trailer. 

Here's what we know: 

  • Doom Eternal is the sequel to Bethesda's 2016 Doom reboot. 

  • Doom Eternal will take place on Earth, though, as we can see from the trailer, the world has been overrun by the forces of hell. 

  • If you liked the combat style in 2016's Doom reboot, you're in luck! It seems the combat in Doom Eternal will be very similar, if not the same as its 2016 predecessor. 

Hope you like your earth toasty: Hell has taken over and brought the world to its knees—do you have what it takes to save the world from almost certain destruction? 

7. Quake Champions - 2017 

Quake Champions Gameplay 

Quake Champions is a first-person multiplayer shooter and part of the Quake series (if that was not already obvious). Quake Champions is an arena-based shooter with a plethora of playable characters that each boasts unique abilities to help you be the last player standing. This is basically Bethesda's version of Super Smash Brothers, and it's awesome! 

Here's what we know: 

  • Quake Champions features Bethesda characters from other series, such as BJ Blazkowicz from Wolfenstein, and the Doom Slayer from Doom. 

  • Free-to-play option is available along with a variety of purchasable characters. 

  • Quake Champions is only available on PC due to console hardware limitations. 

Eliminate the competition in style: Choose from a ton of powerful characters with special abilities. 

Choose your battleground: New arenas and exotic locations! 

8. Prey – 2017 

Prey Gameplay 

Prey is a sci-fi survival horror game set aboard a space station called Talos I. You are Morgan Yu, and your goal is to escape Talos I using your wits, and, obviously, tons of really cool weapons (in true Bethesda style) to fend off hostile alien attacks. Developed by Arkane Studios and produced by Bethesda, Prey is meant to be the spiritual successor to System Shock. 

Here's what we know: 

  • Prey is a first-person gaming experience with RPG and stealth elements. 

  • The Mooncrash expansion is a new game mode for Prey released in June of 2018. You play as Peter, a hacker who is in charge of running various simulations to discover what happened on the Pytheas Moonbase. 

  • Prey takes place in an alternate timeline where the Kennedy assassination was unsuccessful, which, as a result, allowed President Kennedy the time he needed to pour more funding into NASA—thus is the basis for the plot. 

You're going to need a bigger gun: Terrifying alien enemies to fight … or hide from. 

Danger, Will Robinson: Explore the Talos I and uncover its secrets. 

Get out alive: Will you escape or become prey? 

9. Elder Scrolls VI – TBA 

Elder Scrolls VI E3 Teaser Trailer 

It's finally happening! Well … sort of. We know now that Bethesda definitely has a new Elder Scrolls in the works, but realistically, they probably won't start dedicating any real time to it until Starfield launches. We pretty much know zero about Elder Scrolls VI when it comes to plot, characters, setting, release date, etc. But, we do have renewed hope that it will be coming … eventually. 

Here's what we know: 

  • It will take place in Tamriel—that's a given. But which region(s)? No idea. While there have been unconfirmed reports that the new ES game will take place in Hammerfell or Valenwood, we haven't heard anything from the horse's mouth yet. Details from Bethesda at E3 were definitely scant. 

  • Bethesda is obviously not very far into the production of this game if all we got was a 30 second teaser trailer and virtually no other info, so it's going to be a while before we hear about a release date—maybe 2020-ish if we're lucky? 

  • Todd Howard, the creative brains behind Elder Scrolls, eluded to the fact that the technology for the Elder Scrolls VI that he wants to create doesn't even exist yet. So, there's that too... 

A tantalizing mystery: We can't wait to hear more about this exciting new game! 

10. Starfield – TBA 

Starfield E3 Trailer 

We were totally blown away by the stunning visuals of Bethesda's Starfield trailer. However, like their Elder Scrolls VI announcement, Bethesda left much to be desired in terms of details for their new space-themed game. It seems that even Todd Howard, who is in charge of the project, does not know what the hardware requirements for the game will be. We are super excited to learn more about this game, and we hope we receive more details about Starfield sooner rather than later. 

Huston, we have a video game ... sort of: Little is known about Starfield, but we are on the edge of our seats for more info! 

11. Elder Scrolls Legends - 2017 

Elder Scrolls Legends Gameplay 

Originally released in 2017, Elder Scrolls Legends is a free-to-play digital strategy card game for mobile systems and PC. ESL is comparable to digital card games like Hearthstone. All of the cards are based on characters, creatures, and items found in the Elder Scrolls games. So if you are a fan of card games and Elder Scrolls, this could be just the game for you! 

Here's what we know: 

  • Elder Scrolls Legends is a collectable card game, not a trading card game. 

  • There are currently two expansion sets available for the game: Heroes of Skyrim and Return to Clockwork City. 

  • Bethesda announced at E3 2018 that Elder Scrolls Legends is planned to be released on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and the Nintendo Switch sometime in the near future. 

Pick your poison: Choose from an array of classic Elder Scrolls races and classes. 

Test your skills: challenge other players to epic Elder Scrolls duels 

Create the ultimate army: Build your own decks to devastate your opponents 

Well, there you have it—our top 11 picks for new and upcoming Bethesda games! Think we missed any? Please let us know in the comments below—we'd love to hear from you! 

Nicole is wasteland traveling, STEM stalking, asylum investigating journalist with over 20 years experience in console and PC Gaming. She loves writing almost as much as she loves stealth kills!
Gamer Since: 1997
Favorite Genre: RPG
Currently Playing: State of Decay 2
Top 3 Favorite Games:The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Dragonborn, The Evil Within, Outlast
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