On stage just after revealing that Fallout: Shelter is coming to the PS4 and Switch, Todd Howard shifted to Bethesda’s “other big franchise.” The Elder Scrolls: Blades will be coming to mobile platforms this fall, for free. It can be played using VR, as well. You can pre-order tonight on iOS and Android, and there will be an early access.

Though Blades will be a mobile game, it will be a massive first-person RPG, like a mainstream Elder Scrolls. Players can create their own characters and use weapons, spells, and abilities. Combat, like all movement, follows swipes and taps. The dungeons will be both handcrafted and procedurally generated.

The entire game can be played in portrait mode.

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Trevor Whalen

I am a lifelong, enthusiastic gamer, freelance writer and editor, blogger, and Thief FM aficionado. I think that exploration-heavy, open-ended first-person games are the best vehicle for story-telling, with the finest Thief missions leading the pack.