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Bethesda's new 'Elder Scrolls: Blades' arrives on iOS this fall

Game developer Bethesda, during their packed E3 keynote this week, announced that the next installment of the massive Elder Scrolls franchise will be coming to mobile platforms including iOS later this fall.

The new title, called The Elder Scrolls: Blades, takes you into role of one of the "empire's top agents," known as the Blades. Your character in this first-person role playing game returns home to find that it has been destroyed, leading you on an adventure through dungeons and dangerous terrain.

Unlike many RPGs on mobile, Blades will not only be playable in landscape, but portrait mode as well. This should make it even easier to game on the go, especially one-handed, using virtual sticks or tapping. The game will feature melee attacks, ranged attacks, as well as spells.

Elder Scrolls Blades on Mobile

Gameplay will primarily be made up of exploring dungeons and leveling up your character and their abilities, though there will be a "town-building" component too.

This isn't the first mobile game for Bethesda. Last year they launched Fallout Shelter, which quickly rose to the upper echelons of Apple's App Store charts.

Blades will first launch on mobile before making its way to PCs, consoles, and VR headsets. It will be a free-to-play title, most likely with in-app purchases. Those eager to play can sign up to be notified at Bethesda's website and receive an in-game helmet and sword when it launches.