Mayan-influenced Alduin’s Wall by Audrey
We’ve rounded up some of the best artwork and cosplay we’ve seen throughout the week. There’s a bit of variety to satisfy all your gaming needs as we’ve seen incredible works from Skyrim, Morrowind, DOOM, and Fallout: New Vegas!
You can pass along your favorite photos, inkworks, costumes, and customizations by sending an email to email@example.com or by using the #BethesdArt hashtag. Have a great weekend!
Back in August we teased the Dishonored: The Dunwall Archives book from Dark Horse. The 184-paged hard cover tome features every piece of in-game text and artwork (some of which has never been seen before) from the game collected for your convenience. Discover – or rediscover all there is to know in the world of Dishonored.
The Dunwall Archives is now available at store.bethsoft.com or your favorite book retailer.
With frigid temperatures in our nation’s capital, it’s time to get under a blanket, grab a warm bottle of mead, and check out the web’s best Bethesda fun from around the web — none more fitting than IGN’s look at the best winter levels in gaming.
Meanwhile down under…
Members from BattleCry Studios have safely made their way back to Austin from Melbourne and were nice enough to bring back plenty of new previews and interviews for the game — including The Escapists’ hands-on impressions describing the game as “a deliciously in-your-face alternate reality brawler with a beautiful art style”. For more on the game, check out the stories below…
Explosion — “The new PAX video revealed a new gameplay mode for Battlecry–Land Grab. Basically, Land Grab looks like a zone control multiplayer battle. I am glad there will be alternate modes besides a basic team deathmatch mode. I expect more gameplay modes will be incorporated to the game later.”
Geek Bomb — “As a huge fan of online multiplayer games and in particular free-to-play, I was immediately drawn to the highly-stylised visuals and breakneck pace. It’s clear to see the game is aimed at the competitive market and it’s a perfect fit, with a learning curve that’s quick to understand but incredibly difficult to master, it requires skill, precision and most importantly teamwork.”
As a reminder to those down under, BATTLECRY’s Beta is coming first to Australia. Visit the official site to sign up.
And tonight’s update ends with a short, but amazing rendition of Skyrim’s theme from opera singer Kari Kirk, whose son, David, captured it live. Great work, mom!
Our latest TwitchWorks feature has us going in to Cyrodiil as we venture through The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. We felt so inspired by the few mods we played around with in Skyrim that we wanted to check out what was offered for Oblivion.
Meet outside of the Imperial Prison Sewers and journey with us on Twitch.TV/Bethesda starting at 4pm EST this Friday (11/14).
Our newest video from the Bethesda Underground team trip to Tokyo gives a closer look at The Evil Within’s lead concept artist, Ikumi Nakamura.
In addition to creating some of The Evil Within’s most terrifying creatures, Ikumi was the creator of “The Real Tango” comics on the dev studios’s homepage. Using the comic as inspiration, she provided us with an amazing print featuring characters from some of Bethesda’s most beloved games. And Pete!
Issue 2 of 4 in Titan Comics’ prequel series for The Evil Within is available online and at your favorite comic store. For a sneak peak and a look at back at the first issue, check out the imgur embed below…
Created by Technically Magic EffectsCakes, colors, and costumes – we’ve got them all here. We’ve scoured the internet near and far to collect and share all of the incredible arts we’ve seen over the past few weeks.
You can share your creativity with us by using hashtag #BethesdArt or by sending us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
It’s starting to get into the holiday season, which means you’re going to need extra points put in to your S.P.E.C.I.A.L. to deal with potential shopping chaos. Satisfy those skills with November’s Vault Boy of the Month shirt, Intense Training!
Head on over to the Bethesda Store to grab one before they’re gone next week.
It’s Shahin back again hot off the heels of PAX Australia, I wanted to give you a glimpse at some of the awesomeness that went down (under)!
Australia and New Zealand get first dibs on the BATTLECRY Beta
We had an amazing time meeting and hanging out with fans in Australia, and we’re really excited to share that they will be the first to get their paws on the BATTLECRY beta. Get the full scoop here.
Opening the show: Storytime with Pete Hines
Pete was invited to open the show with a keynote and, with the main theater packed to the rafters, shared stories from his 15 years with Bethesda. Watch the archived stream below…
Our panel: Welcome to the WarZone
The aptly named Wombat Theatre played host to our very first BATTLECRY panel. Featuring Rich Vogel (Executive Producer), Lucas Davis (Design Director), Mark Tucker (Senior Systems Designer) and myself (Community Manager) and moderated by Rae Johnston (Presenter, Tech Space), we dive in to details around the game, studio, and jump on a bunch of audience questions…
BATTLECRY, Part 1BATTLECRY, Part 2
The internet is a magical place. A place where #dropbearsforbattlecry is, somehow, an actual thing. Make sure you use it to follow us on Twitter and Facebook, where we’ve been uploading photos from the entire event. Be sure to tag yourself! (You may even find photo evidence of the final match from our Dev Challenge, where we hang our heads in shame and hand over an entire box of BATTLECRY tshirts. #rekt.)
From all of us, thank you so much for an amazing weekend. You brightened our jet-lagged faces and we had an absolute blast sharing BATTLECRY with you. We can’t wait to do it all over again!
Logging into The Elder Scrolls Online this week, you’ll notice that Update 5 is now live and brings major updates to the game — including a Veteran version of the City of Ash, a new dungeon scaling system, and Writs and Pledges to keep crafters and dungeon runners busy. For more details on Update 5, visit the official ESO website.
Feeling C-R-A-B-B-Y? It’s time to turn that frown upside down with exciting news from GamingHeads have added a new plush figure to their Bethesda collection. Joining the Cacodemon, DOOM Marine, and Vault Boy is one of Tamriel’s most beloved creatures… the Mudcrab! Order this cuddly plush from the official Bethesda Store or GamingHeads.com.
Nearly three years have passed since Skyrim’s November 2011 release date, and we’re still amazed by the unbelievable fan creations that come in from around the world. This week at the office, a number of devs took notice when Matt and Kerry Stagmer of Baltimore Knife & Sword re-created Skyrim’s iconic iron helmet.
See how it was done (and be sure to stick around for the strength test at the end) in the embed above.
Head to Twitch.TV/PAX now to watch BattleCry Studios present their PAX Australia Panel, “Welcome to the WarZone”!
It just wouldn’t be a Halloween post if we didn’t have the annual sharing of office costumes. Take a look at the great outfits from our both Rockville HQ and id’s office in Dallas!
Have you gutted your orange globe yet and carved it up? We’ve been seeing some wonderful jack-o-lanterns this Halloween season ranging from Skyrim to Dishonored to The Evil Within. Send us your costumes, artwork and orange scary squash and we’ll add them to the post.
Happy Halloween… have a great weekend!
From everyone at Bethesda, we wish you a happy and safe Halloween weekend. While you’re haunting about, feel free to share your best Halloween creations and costumes using the hashtag #BethesdART or emailing us at email@example.com.
Update: Pete’s panel is complete. Tune back to the official PAX Twitch page tomorrow at 9am for the encore stream.
Put the soccer ball down and tune into Twitch.TV/PAX. It’s time to watch Pete Hines present his storytime keynote for PAX Australia. If you miss tonight’s live airing (7:30 pm edt), you can tune in for an encore at 9 am edt tomorrow.
While fans down under get their first chance to play BATTLECRY this weekend, we’ve got an all-new gameplay teaser for the rest of the world to check out!
Want more from BATTLECRY? Be sure to tune into Twitch tomorrow to catch the “Welcome to the WarZone” panel — streaming live at Twitch.TV/PAX tomorrow night at 11pm ET (that’s 2pm AEDT if you’re in Australia).
Good news for fans in Australia and New Zealand. Announced today at PAX Aus, you’ll be the first to play BATTLECRY in Beta!!!
BETHESDA SOFTWORKS ANNOUNCES BATTLECRY BETA TO DEBUT IN AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND IN 2015
Sign Up for Beta Now for BattleCry Studios’ Free-to-Play Online Team Action Game
October 31, 2014 (Melbourne, Australia) — Bethesda Softworks®, a ZeniMax® Media company, today announced that the first beta tests for BATTLECRY™, the all-new online multiplayer action combat game from BattleCry Studios, will begin exclusively in Australia and New Zealand starting in early 2015. Featuring 32-player battles, BATTLECRY’s team-based combat combines visceral brutality and competitive multiplayer action to create a new gameplay experience that’s free to play.
Led by long-time industry veteran Rich Vogel (Star Wars: The Old Republic, Ultima Online), the team at BattleCry Studios is comprised of seasoned developers with decades of experience working on critically-acclaimed action and competitive multiplayer franchises. BATTLECRY is the first project for the Austin-based studio since it was formed in 2012 with one goal: to create fun, high-quality online experiences for a connected world.
In BATTLECRY, step into a bold, expressive world envisioned by Viktor Antonov (Half-Life 2, Dishonored) where gun powder has been banned following a cataclysmic world war at the dawn of the 20th century. Traditional warfare is now a relic of the past and all conflicts are settled head-on by elite teams of chosen warriors in sanctioned WarZones. Choose your warrior – each with a meaningfully distinct suite of attacks and abilities – from one of several factions from diverse parts of the world. With strategy, brutal attacks, and unique weapons, fight for power and glory across the WarZones.
“It will be extremely exciting to see people from Australia and New Zealand jump in and play the game when beta begins in 2015,” said Rich Vogel, president and executive producer at BattleCry Studios. “Everyone at the studio is looking forward to working with players in these two countries as we begin testing the game. They are paving the way for the rest of the world and will have a hand in helping us shape the future of BATTLECRY.”
Australians will have the chance to experience BATTLECRY for the very first time during PAX Aus 2014 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre from October 31 to November 2.
Players in Australia and New Zealand can now sign up for beta at: www.battlecrythegame.com.au.
For more information on the game or to view the first gameplay video, visit the official BATTLECRY website: www.battlecrythegame.com.au.
About ZeniMax Media Inc.
ZeniMax Media is a privately owned media organization headquartered outside Washington, DC with international publishing offices in London, Paris, Frankfurt, Eindhoven, Sydney, Hong Kong, and Tokyo. Through its subsidiaries, ZeniMax Media creates and publishes original interactive entertainment content for consoles, the PC, and handheld/wireless devices. ZeniMax Media divisions include Bethesda Softworks, Bethesda Game Studios, id Software, Arkane Studios, Tango Gameworks, MachineGames, BattleCry Studios, ZeniMax Europe Ltd., ZeniMax Asia K.K., ZeniMax Asia Pacific Limited and ZeniMax Online Studios. For more information on ZeniMax Media, visit www.zenimax.com.
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About BattleCry Studios
BattleCry Studios, located in Austin, TX, brings together a group of seasoned developers with one goal: to create fun, AAA online global experiences for the connected world. Drawing on decades of experience from places like BioWare, Valve, 343 Studios, Treyarch, and more, BattleCry isn’t just a place where great games are created. It’s where designers, engineers, and artists work side by side to redefine a genre.
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Tomorrow we’re getting getting into the spirit (and perhaps costumes, too) for a Halloween edition of Bethesda Twitchworks — with plenty of tricks and treats (read: cool swag) to give away!
To kick off our Halloween party, we’ll start by mingling with vampires and werewolves in Skyrim’s first add-on, Dawnguard. Moving on from that, we will hobnob in Dishonored with the most prestigious resident of Dunwall at the annual masquerade party held at the Boyle Mansion.
We descend from elegance to grotesque as we check on our favorite ghouls residing in the Capital Wasteland’s Dunwich Building & and the blood-covered bosses from The Evil Within.
Tune in for our spooktacular Halloween feature this Friday (10/31) at 4pm EDT on Twitch.TV/Bethesda.
In time for Halloween, you can scream on Steam – free (!!) – through three chapters of The Evil Within!
Starting October 30th, you’ll be able to enjoy the first three chapters for free. If you choose to purchase the game after the first three chapters, you’ll be able to continue your save progress, and as an added bonus, we’ll throw more evil your way with a free copy of Call of Cthulhu. Finally, and for a limited time only, we are offering 50% off The Evil Within’s Season Pass!
Already purchased The Evil Within and its Season Pass? Fear not. Those that already have the main game will have Cthulhu added to your library, and purchasers of the Season Pass will receive special offers on other Bethesda titles.