The Elder Scrolls 20th Anniversary: Win a signed copy of TES Anthology

As noted this week, March marks the 20th anniversary of The Elder Scrolls. To help celebrate the affair, we’re doing a contest where three lucky winners will have a chance to win a Todd Howard-signed copy of The Elder Scrolls Anthology on PC. To enter, share this #TES20 image from our Bethesda instagram account and let us know via our bethblog@bethsoft.com email address. 

For full details and rules on entering, hit the jump below…

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ESO: Countdown to Early Access

As the picture shows, there’s just three days left until early access for The Elder Scrolls Online begins! That’s right, those that have pre-purchased the game digitally or have pre-ordered the Molag Bal-ruled Imperial Edition will have access to the game beginning on Sunday at the following times:

North America (East):   7:00 AM EST, Sunday March 30th
UK/IE:   12:00 PM WEST, Sunday March 30th
Central Europe:     1:00 PM CEST, Sunday March 30th
Sydney, Australia:   10:00 PM AEDT, Sunday March 30th
Singapore:   7:00 PM SGT, Sunday March 30th

For more important times and release information, check out the game’s Launch FAQ here.

While you wait to enter Tamriel with your friends, don’t miss a new feature on veteran combat sharing details on what you’ll be able to do once you’re at level 50 — including details on Craglorn, ESO’s first Adventure Zone.

Wolfenstein: The New Order — Panzerhund Edition

What would the Wolfenstein trenches be without some memorabilia to remind you of your service? We’re pleased to announce the Wolfenstein: The New Order Panzerhund Edition. Limited to only 5,000 units, this collection arrives in a vintage footlocker-style trunk (measuring approximately 20″ x 10.5″ x 8.5″). Each trunk has an individually stamped number plate above the antiqued clasp. Inside, you’ll find the following items:

  • An 8 inch, fully articulated hand-painted Panzerhund statue and base.
  • A classified folder containing salvaged secret war documents including maps, case files, letters, secret documents, blueprints and an x-ray for the game’s hero, B.J. Blazkowicz.
  • A set of 14 full-color ‘vintage’ postcards from Wolfenstein’s alternate 1960’s, bound in a display book.
  • Three embroidered patches and a replica dog tag.
  • An exclusive Steelbook case to house your copy of the game. **Actual game sold separately. Pre-order the game now from your favorite videogame retailer and get access to the DOOM beta.

This cool collection of game-related items perfectly complements your Wolfenstein experience . Now available for pre-sale for $100.00 at store.bethsoft.com, and shipping May 20th to your door!

Wolfenstein now releases on May 20th globally!

We’re pleased to announce that Wolfenstein: The New Order will now be launching simultaneously in North America, Europe and Australia on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC!

Currently under development at MachineGames, Wolfenstein: The New Order, the first-person action-adventure shooter, reignites the franchise widely recognized for pioneering the first-person shooter genre. Set in the 1960s, the monstrous Nazi regime has used mysterious advanced technology to win World War II. They now rule the globe with an iron fist. Wolfenstein: The New Order sends you across Europe on a harrowing mission to bring down the Nazi war machine.

As an added bonus, everyone pre-ordering the game will be invited to access the DOOM beta with their copy of Wolfenstein: The New Order. For more information on the DOOM beta access pre-order bonus, as well as applicable terms and restrictions, please visit: www.wolfenstein.com/doom.

For more information on the game visit www.wolfenstein.com.

Wolfenstein Roundup

Following our new Wolfenstein videos from yesterday, here’s a few more things to help you get ready for the game’s May release.

Today on the Official Bethesda Store, Wolfenstein has it’s very own limited-edition lithograph. Shown above, “Assault on Deathshead’s Fortress” displays amazing concept art from the opening chapter of Wolfenstein: The New Order. In addition to this new print, we also have a new ESO print, “The Arrival“, and a Skyrim-inspired giclee by artist Jeff Love titled “The Dragon at World’s End“.

In other Wolfenstein be sure to read Gamespot’s new feature, “The Old-School Beginnings of Wolfenstein: The Order. In addition to the article written by Daniel Hindes, check out Gamespot’s accomodating video below…

Elsewhere…

  • A recent Kill Screen preview from David Wolinsky delves into the action-heavy preview section we recently let gaming press play. Get his reactions — complete with a Commando-esque kill counter.
  • A new Games.On.Net hones in on highlights from a recent playthrough.
  • GamesReactor (Sweden) and PCPowerPlay (Australia) have new magazines on newsstands. Check them out below.


Have a great weekend!

Bethesda Underground: Know Your Devs – MachineGames’ Tommy Tordsson Björk

With our newly-released Wolfenstein gameplay video, the Bethesda Underground team is happy to share our newest “Know Your Devs” profile. This time around, we highlight one of MachineGames’ leads that helped make the game’s train sequence happen — narrative designer Tommy Tordsson Björk.

Watch the video above and let us know what you think. For more Bethesda Underground videos, visit our YouTube playlist.

Exploring Wolfenstein: The New Order – On a Train to Berlin

Today on our official Bethesda YouTube channel we’ve released an extended scene from Wolfenstein: The Order. Praised by press for its unique storytelling, the early-chapter sequence centers around B.J. Blazkowicz having an unexpected run in with one of Wolfenstein’s most cunning villains, Frau Engel.

As we move closer to Wolfenstein’s release date (May 20th for North America & May 23rd for Europe), be on the lookout for new gameplay footage.

Enjoy!

QuakeCon Pre-Reg — Round 2!

We’re pleased to announce that QuakeCon 2014 online pre-registration for the BYOC Select-a-Seat + Swag Pack Presented by Logitech® G package is set to open for attendees tonight at 7pm CT/8pm ET at: registration.quakecon.org. The BYOC Select-a-Seat + Swag Pack Presented by Logitech® G package includes:

BYOC Select-a-Seat + Swag Pack Presented by Logitech® G

Full of Limited Edition Items and Guaranteed Reserved Seating

$150 (Limit of 500 packages available)

  • Select and Reserve a guaranteed seat of your choice in the BYOC area
  • Official QuakeCon 2014 T-Shirt
  • Official QuakeCon 2014 BYOC T-Shirt
  • Official QuakeCon 2014 Lanyard
  • TWO Special Limited Edition T-Shirts
  • Poster and Exclusive Drawstring Backpack for The Evil WithinTM
  • QuakeCon 2014 Branded Logitech G430 Surround Sound Gaming Headset
  • The Elder Scrolls® Online Branded Mousepad
  • 1-year ‘Pro’ Subscription to QUAKE LIVE®

About QuakeCon 

QuakeCon, the ultimate video game festival, will take place on-site at the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas, TX on Thursday, July 17 – Sunday, July 20. Doors to QuakeCon will open on Thursday, July 17th at 10:00am CT and will remain open through July 20th. For more information visit: www.quakecon.org.

 

ESO: The Road Ahead

As we begin the final beta weekend for The Elder Scrolls Online, ZeniMax Online Studios’ president, Matt Firor, has shared an update about the game’s launch and what’s planned down the road for the game.

Here’s Matt…

In just a few short weeks, we’ll be launching The Elder Scrolls Online for PC and Mac. While it’s been quite a journey to get to this point, ESO’s launch on April 4 is really just the beginning. I want to take a moment to let everyone know what we’ve been doing since my last update and talk about what we’re planning in preparation for launch and beyond.

If you’re reading this, you’re probably one of the 5 million people that have registered for the ESO beta, and likely participated in one of our large beta tests. That’s a wonderfully large number of people who have become part of our ESO community, and it continues to grow.  The worldwide interest in ESO has led us to conduct a series of massive “scale” or “stress” betas to prepare for the numbers of players we will have at launch. These tests help us to simulate launch conditions and uncover bugs and other issues. In addition to these scale tests, we’ve had large numbers of players in long-term gameplay testing. Our long-term testing has allowed us to delve more deeply  into things like balance, progression, quests, PvP, and high-level 50+, and 50++ content. While we know uncovering bugs can be a frustrating experience for you, every issue that is found and fixed pre-launch helps make the final gameplay experience that much more polished and smoother for everyone. Thank you to all who have participated in these beta tests—your help has been invaluable. Our final PC/Mac scale test will take place this weekend and we hope you’ll join us again.

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