The Elder Scrolls is coming to your phone.
Bethesda announced The Elder Scrolls: Blades, the first mobile entry of its iconic fantasy role-playing series. Game director Todd Howard called it a "massive first-person RPG with console-quality graphics" during its on-stage reveal at the E3 gaming show in Los Angeles.
The game will be free, and will arrive this fall on iOS and Android devices, with more platforms -- including VR modes -- promised in the future.
Among the features noted by Howard:
- The full game will be playable in landscape or portrait mode.
- It will feature both procedurally generated and "hand-crafted" dungeons.
- It offers survival, arena (multiplayer) and a "town" story mode.
You can register at playblades.com for early access.
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