Without a doubt, Bethesda hosted an incredibly big E3 2018 press conference that contained such huge announcements as The Elder Scrolls 6 being in development, the existence of the all-new sci-fi franchise Starfield, news that Fallout: 76 is an online multiplayer title, and more. Alongside these bombshells were more minuscule announcements, but important nonetheless, as Bethesda’s Todd Howard revealed the existence of The Elder Scrolls: Blades, an Android and iOS title which can be pre-registered for now.
Those who wish to register for early access before The Elder Scrolls: Blades becomes available to play later this year can head on over to Bethesda’s official site right here and one can provide the company with details related to their account. After this, fans will be registered to try out the first-person role-playing game for Android and iOS that will apparently feature console-quality graphics and include a variety of combat styles.
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— Bethesda Game Studios (@BethesdaStudios) June 11, 2018
Described by Bethesda’s Todd Howard, The Elder Scrolls: Blades casts players as “the empire’s top agents,” who return home to find that it has been destroyed. The story unfolds as players are forced into exile, with this narrative ostensibly involving the exploration of procedurally designed dungeons of some kind.
The Elder Scrolls: Blades will be played by tapping or using virtual dual sticks, with combat containing standard melee attacks, ranged attacks, and magical spells. Fans will also be able to play Blades in portrait mode on their phone should they desire a change in perspective.
All things considered, it will be interesting to see where Bethesda takes The Elder Scrolls: Blades, as Howard explained that the studio also wants to bring the mobile title to PC and consoles. With this being the case, there’s a good chance that Bethesda will eventually include cross-play capabilities.
The Elder Scrolls: Blades is set to release for Android and iOS during fall 2018.