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Check out the launch trailer for The Elder Scrolls: Blades

That music sure is something

Looks like the early release date info was true, as The Elder Scrolls: Blades is now available on Switch. You can check out the launch trailer for the game above, which has...quite an awful choice for music. Who the heck picked that song?!

The Elder Scrolls: Blades will have a free version and $15 "Quick-Start" version at launch

Pay to play...if you want

The Elder Scrolls: Blades seems set for launch on May 14th, 2020, and fans will have two options to choose from. We already knew about the free version, but a $15 Quick-Start version will be available as well. Check out info on that version below.

The Quick-Start Edition includes exclusive armor and a powerful weapon to help you survive dangerous quests and take on exciting battles in the arena. These legendary items were once owned by the notorious Bloodfall King, Durak gro-Batul.

Bring distinction to your own by adorning it with an exclusive decoration, the Sylvan Fountain, available only on Switch. The Quick-Start Edition also provides valuable scrolls, building materials, 2000 Gems, and 30,000 Gold – 200% value!

Coughing up some cash will get you some exclusive goodies, but going in on the free version will still provide you with the same gameplay experience.

First look at DOOM Eternal's DLC shown

Eternally fighting

While Switch owners are still waiting for a release date on DOOM Eternal, the official DOOM Twitter account is already showcasing some tidbits from the game's first round of DLC. This is campaign DLC that will eventually be offered on Switch as well. If you don't mind the tiniest bit of spoilers, you can read the blurb on this DLC after the jump.

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Boundary Break - DOOM Eternal

The Boundary Break gang has turned their attention the recently-released DOOM Eternal. The game may not be on Switch yet, but we can still look at what's waiting behind the scenes for us when the game launches!

DOOM Eternal is created to help you enter "the fun zone"

"...a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind"

A good amount of today's games seem to put a huge focus on realism and immersion, but the gang behind DOOM Eternal had another approach. They want to make sure you're having fun when you play. They worked hard to create a game that allows you to enter the "fun zone," according to developer Hugo Martin.

In an interview with Polygon, Martin discusses the game's careful balance, and how everything is crafted to help bring you into the fun zone.

“We want you to be tactically aggressive. It’s not about being aggressive all the time because then that would go back to a single repetitive action. Knowing when to be aggressive and exactly how to be aggressive is going to lead to the most engaging experience possible. And engagement is the whole point of the fun zone.”

Archon discusses the most difficult part of adapting the FPS world of Wolfenstein to a board game

From video game to tabletop experience

The Kickstarter for Wolfenstein: The Board Game has been an insane success, with the base goal of $50k being destroyed on the first day. The Kickstarter currently sits at $431k, and just keeps growing. That means numerous stretch goals have been hit, and more can be knocked out easily.

Wolfenstein: The Board Game is being handled by Archon, which is a company world-renown for their tabletop creations. In an interview with Comicbook.com, Archon Studio's Project Manager Michal Hartlinski talks about the most challenging part of using their expertise to bring Wolfenstein into the realm of tabletop gaming.

"The most challenging part was to keep the FPS angle of the game without resolving to simple dice roller gameplay. Our community expected us to bring the run'n'gun gameplay to life and demanded a simple game, but still challenging at the same time. So we went with asymmetrical heroes and weapons. We have developed a system that allows you to use both heroes' skills and weapon skills at the same time. It required a ton of testing, but it paid off nicely."

DOOM Eternal fan recreates the game's DoomBlade in real life

Do not try at home!

My attempt at a real DoomBlade from r/Doom

One of the weapons the Doom Slayer has at his disposal in DOOM Eternal is the DoomBlade, which is way to get up close and personal with your enemies. Reddit user Miscreations was such a fan of the DoomBlade that he set out to create a real-life version, and I'd say he definitely succeeded. It may not be as big as the in-game version, but it more than gets the job done!

Bethesda will not host any digital event in June for E3 2020

After the cancellation of E3 2020 due to the coronavirus outbreak, some software development companies will be resulting to digital events in June to showcase the products they have coming soon. After consideration, Pete Hines (senior vice president of global marketing at Bethesda Softworks) has announced that they will not be hosting any sort of presentation. Check out his full statement from Twitter below!

“Given the many challenges we're facing due to the pandemic, we will not host a digital Showcase in June. We have lots of exciting things to share about our games and look forward to telling you more in the coming months.”

See a pistol cut from DOOM Eternal in action

It might surprise you to know that DOOM Eternal doesn't have a pistol. Well, at least in the final version of the game. Turns out id Software did have plans for a pistol at some point, but they decided to yank it during development. That pistol can still be found in the source code for the PC version of the game. Check out the video above to see what the pistol had to offer.

Check out gameplay from the classic DOOM mod that adds in Animal Crossing's Isabelle

IsaHell

Both Animal Crossing: New Horizons and DOOM Eternal are available now, but that doesn't mean fans are done showing both franchises some love. DOOM and Animal Crossing will forever be linked thanks to the shared release date, and fans will continue to remember the day with amazing tributes.

While we've seen plenty of artwork showcasing Isabelle hanging out with the DOOM Slayer, today's tribute goes a bit further. A mod of the classic DOOM sees Isabelle join in on the action to help out DOOM Slayer with a bit more firepower. Check out how Isabelle brings the heat in the video above.

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