The Elder Scrolls: Blades

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The Elder Scrolls: Blades
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Developer(s) Bethesda Game Studios
Publisher(s) Bethesda Softworks
Series The Elder Scrolls
Platform(s) Android, iOS
Release 2018
Genre(s) Action role-playing
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer

The Elder Scrolls: Blades is an upcoming action role-playing game developed by Bethesda Game Studios and published by Bethesda Softworks. It is part of The Elder Scrolls series. Blades is a free-to-play game scheduled to be released for Android and iOS devices in late 2018.

Gameplay

The Elder Scrolls: Blades is an action role-playing game played from a first-person perspective.[1] The game was designed specifically for mobile devices and features touch-screen combat that involves tapping, swiping, or using virtual dual-stick controls.[1][2][3] Combat includes using melee weapons, magic spells, and ranged attacks.[1] The game features dungeons that are both hand-crafted by designers and procedurally generated.[1] Players can customize and level up their characters to enhance their abilities.[1][2]

Blades features three main game modes: Abyss, Arena, and Town. Abyss offers a roguelike experience in which the player must attempt to get as far as possible in an endless dungeon. Arena is a player versus player multiplayer mode in which two players battle against each other.[3] Town is the game's main mode, which is a hub area where the player can progress the story, receive quests and meet non-player characters (NPCs).[3][2] The player's hub town initially starts destroyed and they are tasked with rebuilding and upgrading it, which consequently unlocks more quests and NPCs.[3] Players can visit their friends' hub towns.[2]

On mobile devices, the game can be played in either landscape or portrait mode.[2]

Synopsis

Set in the fantasy universe of The Elder Scrolls, the player's character is a member of the Blades, an elite group of agents for the Empire, that have been forced into exile. The player returns to their home town to find it destroyed and must assist in rebuilding it.[1]

Development and release

The Elder Scrolls: Blades is being developed by Bethesda Game Studios and published by Bethesda Softworks. The game was announced by Todd Howard during Bethesda's showcase at E3 2018[1] and was playable on the showfloor at the expo.[2] Blades is scheduled to be released for Android and iOS devices as a free-to-play game sometime in late 2018.[1][2] Howard anticipated that Blades would be released on consoles and PCs in the future, along with supporting virtual reality.[2]

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Newton, Casey (June 10, 2018). "The next Elder Scrolls game is a beautiful mobile RPG named Blades". The Verge. Retrieved June 11, 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h Campbell, Colin (June 10, 2018). "The Elder Scrolls Blades is a first-person, free, mobile RPG". Polygon. Retrieved June 11, 2018.
  3. ^ a b c d Purchese, Robert (June 11, 2018). "Bethesda's new Elder Scrolls RPG for mobile looks really rather good". Eurogamer. Retrieved June 11, 2018.

External links

  • Official website
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