elder scrolls blades release date

Thanks to the incredible popularity of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, you can play TES on pretty much any platform imaginable, from traditional gaming consoles to the Nintendo Switch to your Amazon Echo (yes, seriously). And later this year, the first-person fantasy franchise is coming to yet another platform with the brand new mobile game Elder Scrolls: Blades.

Considering that it’s a mobile game, Elder Scrolls: Blades looks pretty awesome. Here’s everything you need to know, from release date info to the latest gameplay images.

When is the Elder Scrolls: Blades release date?

We still don’t have an exact release date, but Elder Scrolls: Blades is set to launch sometime in 2018. Speaking at an Apple event on September 12, Bethesda executive producer Todd Howard said the game will release sometime this fall. Fall officially begins September 22 and ends December 21. So the game could come out as soon as later this month, but it could also be a pretty long wait.

You can also pre-order Elder Scrolls: Blades right now so you get an alert on your phone as soon as it does release. Here are the links for iOS and Android.

How to get into the beta for early access to Elder Scrolls: Blades

If you can’t stand the wait, there’s always a chance you could luck into early access. Bethesda is offering a beta, and all you have to do is sign up on Bethesda’s website and hope for the best. The only catch is that you’ll need a Bethesda.net account, but that shouldn’t take much work to set up. Then you’ll (hopefully) be slicing through re-animated skeletons on your smartphone in no time.

What price is Elder Scrolls: Blades?

Elder Scrolls: Blades is free-to-play. Of course, that typically means some sort of in-app purchases to help cover costs for the developer and make earn extra cash.

Bethesda’s last mobile game, Fallout Shelter was also free-to-play with in-app purchases. So it seems like this new one won’t be any different, but we don’t know for sure at the moment.

Can I see some Elder Scrolls: Blades gameplay?

Of course! Bethesda released an early trailer during E3 2018 showing off the goods. The game features a combination of curated and procedurally-generated maps, and you can control the action with taps or by using a pair of virtual on-screen joysticks. Perhaps most importantly, you can play in portrait or landscape mode, which is great for one-handed use.

Check out the trailer below:

Can I see Elder Scrolls: Blades running on the iPhone XS?

Sure thing. Here are a few screenshots from Apple’s recent event (via GamesRadar, showing off Elder Scrolls: Blades on the latest and greatest iPhone — though you’ll also be able to play on older devices.

elder scrolls blades release date
elder scrolls blades release date
elder scrolls blades release date
Photos via Apple, Bethesda Softworks