We’re excited to announce our RAGE Graffiti Contest and Sweepstakes on the official Facebook page for RAGE. Inspired by the graffiti found in the game, one lucky winner’s graffiti design will make it into the final versions of RAGE. In addition to bragging rights, this winner will also win a free trip to QuakeCon 2011, taking place August 4 – 7 in Dallas, Texas, and a brand new iPad.
The artistically challenged can also enter the sweepstakes where the winner will also win a trip to QuakeCon 2011 and an iPad.
Folks can enter both the contest and sweeps between now and May 31st at 11:59 PM EST. You must be 18 and up and living within the Continental US to enter. For more details, including the full rules, visit RAGE’s Facebook page.
Exciting news alert!!! We’ve moved up the release date for Brink by a week. The game will now release on May 10th in North America and May 13th in Europe. Wanna learn more? Read the media alert below…
Bethesda Softworks Announces Earlier Release Date for Brink
Bethesda Softworks, a ZeniMax Media company, today announced that its acclaimed first-person shooter, Brink, will be available one week EARLIER than originally scheduled. Brink will now first be available for purchase in North America on May 10th instead of May 17th, and in Europe on May 13th instead of May 20th.
“Production wrapped on Brink earlier than we planned and we didn’t see any reason to keep gamers from getting their hands on this highly anticipated game as soon as it was ready,” said Pete Hines, VP of PR and Marketing for Bethesda Softworks. “It’s apparent from the tremendous reaction so far that people are eager to jump online and play, and if we can make that happen earlier – we’re going to.”
Brink, an immersive first-person shooter under development at Splash Damage, a studio celebrated for its multi-player expertise, was named as the ‘Game of Show’ at Eurogamer Expo 2010, while G4TV.com declared “Brink takes shooters to a whole new level” and Destructoid.com proclaimed “it’s going to be one of the standout shooters of the year.” Blending single-player, co-op, and multiplayer action into one seamless experience, Brink features dynamic battlefields, extensive customization options, and an innovative control system. Brink will be released for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, and Games for Windows.
Before we look forward to Skyrim, we first look back to Oblivion.
Last week we marked the fifth anniversary of The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion’s release. In this episode of the podcast, we revisit the game that served as a landmark for Bethesda. Listen as key team members recount their memories of working on the project, followed by a roundtable discussion with Todd Howard and Pete Hines.
Following up our announcement about Dark Horse’s comic book series, we’re also pleased to announce we’re working with Del Rey on a novel based around the game’s world and characters. The novel, also titled “RAGE”, releases on August 30th and will be written by author and game writer Matt Costello.
As more details on the novel surface, we’ll let you know. For now, read our press release…
BETHESDA SOFTWORKS AND DEL REY BOOKS ANNOUNCE NOVEL BASED ON HIGHLY-ANTICIPATED RAGE VIDEO GAME
NEW YORK, NY – March 29, 2011 – Bethesda Softworks®, a ZeniMax® Media company, and Del Rey, an imprint of the Random House Publishing Group, announced today that Del Rey Books will publish a novel based on the upcoming RAGE® video game. The novel, also entitled “RAGE”, will be written by author and game writer Matt Costello and will release in North America on August 30, 2011. The novel will be published simultaneously in the UK and British Commonwealth by Ebury Publishing, part of the Random House Group.
RAGEis the latest game from id® Software, the acclaimed designers of such classics as the Wolfenstein®, DOOM®, and QUAKE® series. Eagerly awaited by the gaming community, RAGEis already being touted as one of the industry’s most innovative first-person shooters, winning numerous awards at E3 2010, including ‘Best Overall Game of Show’ from IGN and three ‘Best of E3’ Game Critics Awards including ‘Best Console Game’. Set in the not-too-distant future after an asteroid impacts Earth, you emerge into a vast wasteland to discover humanity working to rebuild itself against such forces as bandit gangs, mutants, and more.
Last Friday, over 1,000 Brink fans converged on Boston’s Black Falcon Terminal — an actual seaport nearby the PAX East convention center — for our massive Brink’d community event. The results are encapsulated in this early batch of photos (above).
As you’d expect, Brink was played non-stop for the duration, with 48 setups providing full 8-on-8 matches. Multiple developers from Splash Damage were on hand to chat with players and make sure the matches ran smoothly. Meanwhile, DJ R-Rated kept the music flowing, a staff of pizza runners provided a constant stream of food, a team of graffiti artists threw up tags on the walls, and much free stuff was given away.
At 10:15pm, one bank of Brink stations was set aside for our celebrity match, featuring Seth Killian of Capcom, Jason Kim and Matt Hooper of id Software, Abbie Heppe of Respawn, James Stevenson of Insomniac, Chet Faliszek of Valve, David Ellis of 343 Industries, Pete Hines of Bethesda, Paul Wedgwood of Splash Damage, and more. Following the match, a donation of $20,000 was made to the Penny Arcade charity Child’s Play in the winning team’s honor.
Thanks to everyone who attended for making this a night to remember. And if you didn’t get a chance to stop by, keep in mind that Brink hits stores in just a few months on May 17.
Hot off the press… here’s our press release officially announcing Prey 2!
BETHESDA SOFTWORKS ANNOUNCES PREY 2
Sequel to Award-Winning Prey to be Available in 2012
March 14, 2011 (Rockville, MD) — Bethesda Softworks®, a ZeniMax® Media company, today announced that Prey® 2, the sequel to the popular 2006 game, is scheduled for release in 2012 and will be available for Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, and Games for Windows. Further details onthe game will be revealed in the May issues of Official Xbox Magazine and PlayStation: The Official Magazine, as well as in magazines throughout Europe.
Prey 2 is being developed by Human Head Studios, the studio that created Prey, the original, award-winning game. Prey 2 is being built on the cutting edge id tech engine from id Software.
“We are thrilled to be working with Bethesda on Prey 2,” said Chris Rhinehart, project lead. “Prey 2 will provide gamers the opportunity to explore a new facet of the Prey universe, one that offers fast-paced action in an open, alien world. We’re excited to show gamers the title we have been working on and hope they will be as excited by this title as we are.”
Hello from PAX East! Those at the show will be able to check out RAGE today and tomorrow at 1:30 in the Wyvern Theatre.
In addition to the presentations, we’re excited to announce our partnership with Dark Horse Comics to create a RAGE comic book series — with the first of three comics arriving in North America and the UK on June 22nd.
Want the details? Read the press release below. Now if you’ll excuse me, I gotta run back to the booth.
BETHESDA SOFTWORKS AND DARK HORSE COMICS ANNOUNCE
RAGE™ COMIC BOOK SERIES
March 11, 2011 (Rockville, MD) – Bethesda Softworks®, a ZeniMax® Media company, and Dark Horse Comics today announced a three-issue comic book series based on id® Software’s upcoming RAGE® video game. This original miniseries is being written by Arvid Nelson, the acclaimed creator of Rex Mundi, and penciled by Andrea Mutti (DMZ). The cover art is being created by Glenn Fabry, best known for his work on Hellblazer and Preacher. Set prior to the events in the game, the comics are an extension of the RAGE universe and will provide numerous insights into the game’s storyline. The first of the three comics will be available in North America and the UK on June 22, 2011. Continue reading full article ›
This morning we updated the official RAGE website — adding an interactive panoramic tour showcasing numerous areas found within the game world. The panoramic also features plenty of info on weapons, gadgets, and vehicles. And for your viewing pleasure, the panoramic includes plenty of new gameplay clips!
Additionally, we’re excited to provide a free mp3 of Mark Lanegan’s new track, Burning Jacob’s Ladder. The track was used in the Untethered trailer we released last month, and the song will also appear in full release of RAGE.