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Bethesda at E3 2017: The eight best announcements

VR, new Wolfenstein and Link’s outfit

Bethesda wrapped up Sunday (or kicked-off Monday, if you live on the east coast) with its big pre-E3 2017 press conference.

It may have been late in the day, but it did not disappoint. The developer and publisher delivered news on a slew of new games including a new entry in the Wolfenstein franchise, an Evil Within sequel, Skyrim for Switch and Doom in virtual reality.

Below you’ll find a quick summary on the biggest news to come out of Bethesda’s E3 2017’s press conference.

Switch’s take on Skyrim includes a Link outfit and amiibo support

The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim for Nintendo Switch will let you dress up as Link and brings support for amiibo. There will also be motion control support for the game, which includes add-ons Dawnguard, Hearthfire and Dragonborn.

We’re getting two VR games from Bethesda this year

The press conference kicked off with another look at virtual reality experiences in Doom and in Fallout. In Doom VFR it looks like you teleport around caverns shooting the living hell out of hellspawn. Fallout 4 VR allows you to decorate your place in the radioactive wastelands of Fallout ... oh and play the entirety of Fallout 4.

Fallout 4 VR
Fallout 4 VR
Bethesda Softworks

Wolfenstein’s BJ Blazkowicz is coming to Quake Champions

Quake Champions is getting a new playable character in the long-lifed hero of Wolfenstein: B.J. Blazkowicz. We also got the run down for a $1 million Quake World Championship tournament on Aug. 26 at QuakeCon in Dallas, Texas.

The Elder Scrolls card game is getting a Heroes of Skyrim add-on

The Elder Scrolls Legends is getting a lot of new content including a Chaos arena, Dark Brotherhood story content, in-game tournaments and it’s coming next month to iPhone and Android devices. We’re also going to be getting a Skyrim-focused expansion called Heroes of Skyrim on June 29.

A new Dishonored hits Sept. 15

Dishonored 2 is getting a new bit of stand-alone content on Sept. 15 called Death of the Outsider. In the new content, Billie Lurk teams up with Billie Lurk to take down The Outsider.

The Evil Within 2 - protagonist in rainy alleyway
The Evil Within 2
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The Evil Within 2 looks somehow creepier than the original

In the sequel to 2014’s The Evil Within, designer Shinji Mikami delivers even more nightmare-inducing gameplay. The game hits Friday the 13th, October 2017.

Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus is a thing

BJ Blazkowicz isn’t just showing up in id’s shooter, he’s also coming back in a new Wolfenstein game. Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus takes place in a 1961 where Blazkowicz is now taking on the Nazis in a conquered America with the help of resistance fighters. The game is coming to PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One Oct. 27.

Morrowind is coming to Elder Scrolls Online

Elder Scrolls Online is letting fans of the massively multiplayer online game return to Morrowind in a massive addition to the title. The expansion is available now.

Also, all of these games (and more) have trailers which are are absolutely worth your time to check out right here.

E3 2017 begins on June 13, with press conferences starting June 10. For the big announcements, make sure to check out our one-stop shop for the show's streams.

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