Bethesda has opened the next entry in The Elder Scrolls series – The Elder Scrolls: Blades – to Early Access with some players getting an email invitation to download the game.
In case you missed the game’s debut at E3, Blades is a mobile version of The Elder Scrolls games and offers real-time combat, dungeon exploration and even a new city-building mechanic. The game follows Bethesda’s success with the mobile (and later console) Fallout Shelter while still sticking true to the The Elder Scrolls series’ roots.
As part of our #TES25 celebration, we're excited to announce that The Elder Scrolls: #Blades is officially in Early Access!Ready to play? We're inviting players in waves, so make sure to keep an eye on your email for the invite.Here's the updated FAQ: https://t.co/TZsYW4pnJy pic.twitter.com/2reothr8ZsMarch 27, 2019
According to the FAQ on Bethesda’s website, any progress made during Early Access will carry over to the main game, as will any in-game purchases you make.
The Elder Scrolls: Blades is available for free on iOS and Android in six languages starting from March 28 – at least, according to the App Store.
That said, you can still sign up for Early Access on Bethesda’s website or via the Google Play Store to try and sneak in a day early.
- Want to know what the game is like? Don't miss our hands on preview of The Elder Scrolls Blades
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