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Bethesda E3 2019 presentation - live-stream/blog

The action kicks off at 8:30 PM EDT, and we'll keep this post updated with any confirmed Switch news. With both Wolfenstein: Youngblood and Doom Eternal coming to Switch, there should be plenty to talk about.

- The Elder Scrolls Blades coming to Switch in Fall 2019, and it will be free. Has cross-play and cross-progression with the mobile version. It will feature motion controls.

- In Doom Eternal, Earth is on the verge of annihilation. You'll visit Heaven, Hell, and many more locations never seen in Doom before. The game launches on Nov. 22nd, 2019. There will be a Collector's Edition, but we're not sure if it'll be available for Switch. Battle Mode features two player-controller demons taking on one hero. You can spawn other demons to help you.

E3 2019's DOOM Eternal mural is finished

Eternally beautiful

Back on May 30th, we had our first look at the E3 2019 DOOM Eternal mural going up at the Figueroa Hotel. Just days before E3, the mural is now finished! I can't imagine the amount of hard work that went into this thing. Even worse, just a few weeks after E3 is over, the mural will be covered up!

Bethesda shares new 15-second teaser for DOOM Eternal

We're doomed


DOOM Eternal is going to be at E3 2019, and Bethesda has plans to show it off during their E3 2019 press conference. To get fans hyped, they've shared a new 15-second teaser, which you can see above. I can't wait to see how this game ends up looking on Switch!

The Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms tabletop wargaming on the way

Fus Ro Dah!

The Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms builds on the core mechanics of Modiphius’ Fallout: Wasteland Warfare game system, but has been rewritten and reworked by designer Mark Latham (The Walking Dead: All Out War, The Harry Potter Miniatures Adventure Game, Editor White Dwarf Magazine) to suit the world and inhabitants of The Elder Scrolls franchise.

​Featuring high quality 32mm resin figures, each with its own unique custom base, the skirmish system sees fan favourite heroes like Hadvar, Ralof, Yrsarald Thrice-Pierced, Marcurio, Mjoll the Lioness, Ulfric Stormcloak, Galmar Stone-Fist, General Tullius and Lydia. The player’s heroes lead groups of followers on adventures inside Dwemer Ruins, Draugr-infested Nord Tombs, and through the frozen wilderness!

​As well as controlling their troops, players will also need to manage the stamina and Magicka resources their models bring to the table, all the while watching out for hostile AI driven enemies and narrative events that can change the flow of battle. Players can play against each other or team up (or play solo) to take on all manner of creatures and adversaries driven by Modiphius’ advanced AI system.

​The game will feature scenarios ranging from dungeon delves, where you seek out lost treasure, to running battles across the ruined outposts that dot the landscape of Tamriel, all the while fulfilling quests and narrative-driven scenario objectives that will see your band of heroes grow from game to game. Will you claim the ruined fort as yours and build your own settlement, or wander the countryside clearing out foul ruins of the stench of your enemies?

In the first wave, players will raise their banners in the fight for the future of Skyrim as they lead the forces of the Stormcloaks or Imperial Legion in the battles of the civil war. Forces will typically comprise 1-6 heroes and 3-15 troops. The first wave of releases will be a Two Player starter set (that can also be played solo and co-op) and reinforcement sets of resin miniatures for both the Stormcloaks and the Imperial Army. There will also be a Dragonborne single player set, and more races and characters from across the Elder Scrolls stories are planned. A host of accessories like scenery, metal tokens, deluxe dice bags, settlement journals and more will expand your options. Planned releases will expand on The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim®, as well as adding releases from The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion®, The Elder Scrolls Online®, and more.

Get full details here

Wolfenstein: Youngblood's retail release on Switch seems to lack a game card

I did nazi that coming

Well here's some very disappointing news. If you were planning on picking up Wolfenstein: Youngblood on Switch via retail, there's one thing the package won't contain. According to listings on GameStop, Amazon, and Walmart, the Switch retail version will include a download code instead of a game card. This goes for both the regular and deluxe versions. Somehow, even without the cost of the game card, the Switch version of the game is still priced the same as PS4/XB1 versions.

Thanks to JPSwitchMania for the heads up!

Wolfenstein: Youngblood FAQ reveals German release details, confirms microtransactions

It's actually good news on both fronts

An official FAQ for Wolfenstein: Youngblood has been released, and it's pretty much standard for the most part. There are two questions in particular that fans might be interested to hear the answers for.

First up, the FAQ confirms that there will be microtransactions in the game, but there's a silver lining. These microtransactions will be tied to cosmetic items only. On top of that, most in-game store offerings will be available to purchase via currency earned during gameplay.

Second, we learn that the game will indeed see release in Germany. With that said, the game will be censored from the version that releases in the West. We don't have specifics on what the censored aspects will be just yet, and likely won't find out until the game releases.

Wolfenstein: Youngblood seeing Switch release in Japan as well

Blood for all!

Bethesda isn't going to leave Switch fans in Japan out of the fun. The publisher has confirmed that Wolfenstein: Youngblood will indeed see release for Switch in Japan. The only difference is that we don't know the price point or release date at this time, but it should be shared soon.

Panic Button handling Wolfenstein: Youngblood on Switch

No need to panic

Great news for anyone who plans on picking up Wolfenstein: Youngblood on Switch. Panic Button, the same team that worked on Wolfenstein II and Doom for Switch, is working on the Switch version of Wolfenstein: Youngblood. This game should let Panic Button really strut their stuff, as this time around, a Switch version was planned for day one!

id Software wants you to know they have no ties to the upcoming DOOM movie

Are game movies forever DOOMed?

The first trailer for the direct-to-video movie, DOOM: ANNIHILATION, went online earlier today. Let's just say the reaction wasn't very good. Want to know how bad it was? The film was looking janky enough for the official DOOM Twitter account to send out this statement. The message was then retweeted by the Twitter account for id Software.

We're not involved with the movie.

In other words, the devs for the DOOM games haven't had any input on the movie. A quick glance at the trailer made that painfully aware for most viewers.

RUMOR - New information on the upcoming Doom movie (story, release date, name, images, and more)

We're Doomed

We've been talking about the new Doom movie for awhile now. We know the project is real, but we haven't gotten any concrete details on what it's going to be about. Today we have a new wave of inside info that sheds quite a bit of light on the project, and it all kicks off with the pictures in the gallery above. This round of details comes from a source close to the project.

- the movie will be called DOOM: ANNIHILATION
- Universal 1440 Entertainment is slating the film for a Fall 2019 release
- the official synopsis is as follows...

“DOOM: ANNIHILATION follows a group of space marines as they respond to a distress call from a base on a Martian moon, only to discover it’s been overrun by demonic creatures who threaten to create Hell on Earth.“

- the “space marines” in the synopsis are UAC marines
- written and directed by Tony Giglio (Chaos, Timber Falls)
- executive produced by Lorenzo Di Bonaventura (Bumblebee) and John Wells (Animal Kingdom)
- produced by Jeffery Beach (Jarhead 3: The Siege), Phillip Roth (Death Race: Beyond Anarchy) and Ogden Gavanski (Cult of Chucky)