Bethesda has announced that the next official Elder Scrolls title will be a mobile release called The Elder Scrolls: Blades. It will be a free download coming later this year, that promises a similar look and feel to its PC and console predecessors.
The massive, first person RPG will give players a new type of combat that follows their specific moves and timing.
Players will be able to choose from melee moves and magic spells.
Dungeons will be a mix of hand-crafted and procedurally generated.
Characters will be customizable and ever changing as they’re leveled up and take on new abilities.
There will be 3 modes of play in the game; Abyss, Arena, and Town.
- Abyss will let players see how far they can go in an endless dungeon.
- Arena will pit players against each other, to battle it out.
- Town mode will allow players to decide exactly what their main hub for stories and quests will look like. Here, TESB users will be able to build and decorate as they see fit. They’ll also have the ability to visit the towns of their friends.
A Portrait mode will also be available that allows for vertical, single handed gameplay. The selling point for this, funny enough, is that users can inconspicuously play in public or at work without others being the wiser.
The Elder Scrolls: Blades will release for mobile devices this Fall. The plan is to also bring it to PC, VR, and consoles, complete with a crossplay feature.
You can get an idea of how the game will work in an excerpt from Sunday’s Bethesda conference on IGN’s YouTube channel.
Pre-registration for early access is currently open on Bethesda.net. Anyone who signs up early will receive an exclusive in-game sword and shield.
Besides the mobile game, Bethesda has also announced that The Elder Scrolls VI is in the early stages of development. You can see a teaser trailer on the company’s YouTube channel.
Sources: Bethesda, IGN.com