The ALS ice bucket challenge has made its way to Bethesda HQ! Watch our chairman Robert Altman dump a cold bucket of ice water on his wife, Lynda Carter (a.k.a Wonder Woman & Azura), and see the Ice Queen of QuakeCon, Jenny McWhorter, treat our marketing guru, Pete Hines, to an ice bath worthy of a Super Bowl championship.
And the ice bucket challenge continues. Shinji and Harvey… get ready!
Lynda has issued her own challenge—to CBS broadcasters Julie Chen and Norah O’Donnell and to Blaine Trump.
As amusing as these videos are, the message is much more important — finding a cure for ALS. Please donate to this worthwhile cause at http://www.alsa.org/donate.
Not that I can speak about it personally (I’ve never been to Gamescom), but talking to those that attended and knowing that more than 300,000 attend the show, it sounds pretty hectic.
And with that, we’d like to give thanks to all the folks that helped make this year’s show such a success for Bethesda — for The Elder Scrolls Online, BATTLECRY, and The Evil Within.
Specific to The Evil Within, we’re very excited about the awards the game claimed at the show, including the official Gamescom award for Best Console Game (Sony PlayStation), JeuxVideo.com’s Best Survival Horror Game, and Computer Bild Spiele’s Best Next Gen Game.
To everyone that attended, and everyone that worked the booth, thanks for making this year’s Gamescom so memorable!
Below are some photo highlights from the show, as well as the newest screenshots for The Evil Within.
As mentioned earlier in the month, beginning today and throughout the remainder of the month, Dishonored is a free download on Xbox LIVE for Xbox LIVE Gold subscribers. Boot up your Xbox 360 or head to Xbox.com to download.
And if you can’t get enough of Dishonored, below is a look at pages from Dishonored: The Dunwall Archives. This hardbound collection from Dark Horse uses all of Dishonored’s in-game text — diaries, notes, letters, etc — and combines them with the fantastic concept art that set the stage for the game’s unforgettable art style. It’s a must-have collection for Dishonored’s biggest fans and arrives this November.
We’d like to say that Pete Hines is our fearless leader, but when it comes to survival horror games, it probably apt to call him our fearful leader. And for that reason, we thought he’d be the perfect first guest for Bethesda Twitchworks to play The Evil Within. In the dark.
So how will he do? Tune in at 4pm EDT to Twitch.tv/Bethesda to witness the fate of Detective Castellanos & Mr. Hines as they explore The Evil Within.
Here’s a quick look at some pics sent from Cologne, Germany from our team working Gamescom 2014. In the pic above, Peter Langhofer from our German office accepts Computer Bild Spiele’s award for “Best Next Gen Game” of the show — presented earlier in the day for The Evil Within!
And below check out pictures of our ongoing multiplayer matches for BATTLECRY.
Here’s hoping our friends in Germany send more pics our way. And beer, sausages, and spaetzle. And if you have pics from the show, be sure to tweet @bethblog so we can check them out!
Watch until the end to hear a special thanks from BGS!
During the month of July, Australian TV show Good Game ran a poll to vote for the country’s top 100 games of all time, and we are happy to report that Skyrim was selected as the #1 game, and Fallout 3 also cracked the top 10 at #8 on the list.
Watch the video above to get the countdown experience or if reading is more your speed, see the full list here. Big congrats to the team at Bethesda Game Studios and thanks to all the Aussies that voted!
September will introduce Update #4 to The Elder Scrolls Online. Watch the preview video above to find out more about what to expect in the coming weeks including a first look at Upper Craglorn and the Dragonstar Arena.
If you’re searching for more on ESO, visit their official site to get all the latest and greatest news.
With only two months until the release of The Evil Within (yes, it’s still coming in October!), we’re excited to share details on our Season Pass plans for the game.
The Evil Within Season Pass will allow you to experience survival horror from a new perspective. In two add-ons, you’ll assume the role of Juli Kidman — Sebastian Castellanos’ mysterious partner from The Evil Within. Across a two-part, story driven experience, you will encounter unthinkable enemies and new areas that reveal hidden motives and harrowing evil. The third add-on for the Season Pass puts you in control of The Keeper (aka Boxman) in a fun collection of mission-based maps.
Priced at $19.99/£14.99/€19.99, the Season Pass offers savings on three planned add-ons for the game and will be available soon at select game retailers, PSN, Xbox LIVE, and PC.
The Evil Within releases on Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PC on Tuesday, October 14th in North America and Friday, October 17th in Europe. Pre-order on the game’s official website.
NOTE: Season Pass and game add-on content may not be available on all platforms or in all territories. Pricing and release dates may vary by territory and/or platform.
Just a couple months removed from the reveal of BATTLECRY, our new team action game from BattleCry Studios, we’ve already had our first community tournament for the game.
Hosted in the Bethesda Exhibit Hall at QuakeCon 2014, eight teams — some with close bonds, others created on the fly– competed for the BATTLECRY Inaugural Tournament title. In a mini-documentary featuring developers from BattleCry Studios and combatants, we follow the tournaments final four teams: Hoagies for Hunger, The Art of Warfare, Ultimo Continue, and Team Impromptu. You can guess which team we named based on their last-minute formation.
In the end, there could only be one winner. Watch the video above to find out who claimed the title. To everyone that competed and watched the tournament… thanks for being a part of history!
Announced last week, the polls for our reverse packaging vote for The Evil Within have closed, and the “Asylum image” shown above is the decisive winner. Thanks to everyone that participated and helped us make the choice. And keep an eye on your email — we’ve notified the ten winners of a signed copy of the game via email.
As a reminder, the reverse packaging is for the launch edition of The Evil Within, and the packaging is to change for subsequent prints of the game. You can make sure you get the launch edition of the game by pre-ordering the game through www.theevilwithin.com.
The Evil Within releases in North America on Tuesday, October 14th and throughout Europe on October 17th.