E3 2016: Dishonored 2, Prey, Quake, Skyrim

The E3 press conferences have kicked off with Bethesda Softworks being the second to make their announcements. Here’s the big ones:

Dishonored 2
After a cinematic trailer last year, Arkane debuted the first gameplay footage from the “Dishonored” sequel along with a whole new trailer. In the follow-up, Emily rules over Dunwald with the aid of Corvo until a coup. Emily and Corvo, who are both playable, have to unravel a conspiracy across the more colorful and more vertical city of Karnaca.

There’s also new gameplay elements such as the ability to link soldiers together, or to walk in shadows and be seemingly invisible. The game hits stores on November 11th.

Prey
After years of many fans waiting, Bethesda has officially announced a “Prey” sequel which is, oddly enough, just called “Prey”. First shown to be in development back in 2011 and then subsequently cancelled.

In 2013 word stirred that the project was being revived by game studio Arkane Austin and would serve as a “System Shock 2” spiritual successor. Until today Arkane and Bethesda have denied all claims of the project, and now they’re happy to announce it.

The game will hit PS4, Xbox One and PC some time next year. Here’s the announcement trailer:

Quake: Champions
Last year it was the announcement of the “Doom” reboot, this year Bethesda is launching a new entry in that other legendary early PC FPS franchise – “Quake”. Titled “Quake Champions”, the game will be a competitive multiplayer arena shooter. Further details however are being saved for QuakeCon in August. Until then, check out the announcement trailer below:

Skyrim: Special Edition
The legendary “The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim” is getting a remaster. The ‘special edition’ version is coming to PS4, Xbox One and PC and will include a lot of visual upgrades and allowing the installation of mods not just on PC but console as well.

They also confirm in a tweet that if you own Skyrim and all its add-ons, or the ‘Legendary Edition’ version of it on Steam, you’ll get a free upgrade to the special edition on the release date which is October 28th.

Full Conference
For those who missed it, the full press conference video can be found here: