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Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus' Switch port being handled by Panic Button

Bethesda has revealed that Panic Button is the company behind the Switch port of Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus. We've already seen some of Panic Button's work on Switch, as they were the company to handle the port of Doom. I'd say Wolfenstein II is in very capable hands!

Doom dev says the key to Doom's engaging gaming is 'fun first'

Coming from a Gamasutra interview with Marty Stratton, game director at Bethesda-owned Doom developer Id Software...

"From a high-level perspective – this is going to sound overly simple for a dev audience – but it was absolutely 100 percent 'fun first.' I know a lot of developers would say 'yeah, of course, we all do fun first'...I dunno. I think that was definitely a big, big thing for us, always. We let the game tell us what it wanted as we played it constantly, and always steered into the fun. And that came back to the most fundamental design things: bad-ass demons with tons of personality, great guns, and fast movement – push-forward combat – that created [what we call] 'combat chess.'"

Full interview here

Pre-Order the Limited Edition Skyrim Vinyl Soundtrack and Screenprint Now

Today, Bethesda Softworks and iam8bit revealed that JUN/KUN limited edition Skyrim Vinyl Soundtracks and limited edition Skyrim Screenprints by Aled Lewis will release in Q2, 2018, with pre-order purchase open now via www.iam8bit.com .

Further details below:

Skyrim Vinyl Soundtrack | $40
The legacy of Skyrim is profound, with so much owed to the atmospheric accents of its music. This JUN/KUN limited edition features:

A 2-color black haze, 180-gram vinyl with the development team’s favorite tracks, separated into “Light” and “Dark” sides

An excruciatingly customized album art package from famed artist & Skyrim superfan Aled Lewis

A digital soundtrack

Skyrim Screenprint by Aled Lewis | $100
The world of Skyrim is vast, nearly impossible to contextualize in a single image. Yet acclaimed artist Aled Lewis achieves just that, illustrating a powerful and poignant faceoff between Dragonborn and Alduin, the World Eater atop the icy mountain vista. This limited edition includes:

An epic 6-color hand-pulled screenprint, standing at a strikingly large 24x36 inches, chock-full of hidden touches, some so microscopic that you’ll need to examine in-person to catch them all
Developed by Bethesda Game Studios, Skyrim reimagines and revolutionizes the open-world fantasy epic, bringing to life a complete virtual world open for you to explore any way you choose. The Empire of Tamriel is on the edge. The High King of Skyrim has been murdered. Alliances form as claims to the throne are made. In the midst of this conflict, a far more dangerous, ancient evil is awakened. Dragons, long lost to the passages of the Elder Scrolls, have returned to Tamriel. The future of Skyrim, even the Empire itself, hangs in the balance as they wait for the prophesized Dragonborn to come, a hero born with the power of The Voice, and the only one who can stand amongst the dragons.

Wolfenstein II The New Colossus gets prequel comic, Wolfenstein Vol. 1: The Deep

All-new comic prequel to the highly anticipated new game Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus! B.J. Blaskowicz returns to take on the regime in this new comic, based on the much beloved gaming franchise.

About the Author

• Dan Watters – is a British comic book writer who has written several titles, including Dark Souls: Legends of the Flame for Titan Comics and Limbo for Image Comics.

• Piotr Kowalski - is a comic book writer and Artist from Poland. His works includes Robocop for Boom Studios, Whatif? Age of Ultron for Marvel, Dark Souls: Legends of The Flame for Titan Comics and Sex for Image.

• Ronilson Freire - is a Brazilian comics artist. His works includes Doctor Who: The Twelfth Doctor and The Mummy: Palimpsest for Titan Comics.

Grab yours here

Bethesda working on patch for crackling audio issues in Doom, Skyrim

Some people have noticed a crackling audio issue in both Doom and Skyrim. We're not sure what causes the problem, but it seems to persist until you load an earlier save. The good news is that Bethesda is aware of the issue, and have said that it will be sorted out in their next patch. No word on when that patch will hit, other than a vague "soon after launch" statement.

Nintendo Treehouse Log - Exploring Skyrim Part V: Khajiit, Bretons, and Orcs, Oh My! A Character Primer for Adventurers of All Ages

Hi! This is Tim O. from the Treehouse. When I’m not helping our multilingual teams localize games I sometimes enjoy stealing mammoth cheese bowls and collecting Dragon Priest masks, which is to say I enjoy playing The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

This open-world game was created for exploration. From snow-capped peaks and thundering waterfalls to rugged highlands and fast-flowing rivers, the world calls out to adventurers, enticing them and encouraging them to take roads less traveled, or throw caution to the wind and abandon roads altogether.

Full blog here

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - 1.1 Update (full patch notes)

Skyrim is now available for Nintendo Switch! Please find the full list of patch notes for Update 1.1 below.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Switch 1.1 Update

Traditional Chinese Language Support (Text/Subtitles)
Support for Video Capture using the Capture button on the Switch
Fixed a rare audio issue where static can be heard after fast traveling
Fixed an issue with Legend of Zelda themed items not aligning properly on placed weapon racks in player homes
Motion Control improvements

In shops and on Nintendo eShop now: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Winner of more than 200 Game of the Year Awards, experience an open-world fantasy epic in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim®, out now on Nintendo Switch.

Dragons have returned and the future of Skyrim hangs in the balance. As Dragonborn, the prophesied hero born with the power of The Voice, you are the only one who can stand against them.

Create your own custom character and do virtually anything you want. Choose from hundreds of weapons, spells and abilities, and use all-new motion controls exclusive to the Nintendo Switch version to battle with melee weapons, aim your bow, or pick locks. Your decisions matter in a world that changes dynamically based on your choices.

You can tap compatible The Legend of Zelda character amiibo (sold separately) to gain outfits and gear inspired by the series! Take down enemies with the Master Sword, protect yourself with the Hylian Shield, or look heroic in the Champion’s Tunic.*

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim® for Nintendo Switch also includes all official add-ons – Dawnguard, Hearthfire, and Dragonborn. Encounter new towns, dungeons and quests, join an ancient order and build your home from the ground up.

Live another life, in another world…anytime, anywhere in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim® on Nintendo Switch.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim® is now available in shops and as a downloadable version from Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch.

Game Informer Video - Why Skyrim On Nintendo Switch Is A Really Good Port

In this excerpt from The Game Informer Show podcast, Javy Gwaltney talks about his review for Bethesda's The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim on the Nintendo Switch and how the game compares to previous version of the game.