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Bethesda Officially Dates Skyrim, RAGE, More

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Bethesda announced its 2011 lineup including RAGE, Skyrim, Brink and Hunted for Windows, the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3.

Although Bethesda spilled the beans on Wednesday after re-launching the official website for RAGE, the company has officially revealed the release dates for all four Bethesda games scheduled to launch in 2011 including Brink, Hunted: The Demon's Forge, RAGE and The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim.

We already know that RAGE is headed to the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Windows PC here in the States on September 13 and in Europe on September 16 (so much for the classic "when it's done" quote). Bethesda even previously revealed that the fifth chapter in the Elder Scrolls series (Skyrim) will arrive on November 11 worldwide for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Windows PC.

However Thursday Bethesda also said that Brink will make its North American debut on May 17 and then in Europe on May 20 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Windows PC. Developed by Splash Damage, the upcoming first-person shooter blends single-player, co-op and multiplayer action into one seamless experience. "Brink features dynamic battlefields, extensive customization options, and an innovative control system," the company said.

Hunted: The Demon's Forge will arrive on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Windows PC in North America on June 1 followed by a European release on June 2. Developed by inXile Entertainment, the upcoming fantasy action game "is a fresh take on the classic dungeon crawl experience that delivers the intensity and action of a modern-day shooter."

"We are thrilled to offer our fans such a strong roster of games," said Vlatko Andonov, president of Bethesda Softworks. "We are particularly excited to present such a diverse lineup of high quality titles. 2011 will be a great year for gamers."

All four games have not yet been rated by the ESRB.

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    Darkerson , January 27, 2011 9:21 PM
    Actually looking forward to a couple of them. But the top 2 on my list is Rift and Portal 2.
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    bearclaw99 , January 27, 2011 9:31 PM
    Cool, can't wait for Skyrim. Hope they improved some issues from Oblivion though and put some much needed 'randomness' into the game
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    kcorp2003 , January 27, 2011 9:34 PM
    I'm just getting RAGE, can't wait to play it with my friends. Brink i'm deciding. this year i got a budget of $650 on games already planned out. uh i got to push for over time. :(  damn you publishers! :) 
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    The_Prophecy , January 27, 2011 10:06 PM
    Looking forward to Skyrim... too bad we will have to wait until the end of the year...
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    sideshowbob32 , January 27, 2011 10:29 PM
    I want Skyrim now!
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    Hatecrime69 , January 27, 2011 10:49 PM
    I got hopeful for skyrim once i learned it wasn't using gamebryo :) 
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    jkflipflop98 , January 28, 2011 12:19 AM
    Rift SUCKS. I forced myself through 20 hours of play before I finally uninstalled the beta.

    Brink is looking pretty awesome, Skyrim and Rage speak for themselves. It's going to be a busy year to be a gamer.
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    killerclick , January 28, 2011 12:58 AM
    I will also date Skyrim once it's released.

    Can Bethesda scrap this Rage and Brink whatever those are and somehow bring Skyrim forward?
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    soundefx , January 28, 2011 3:27 AM
    I think that this is the first time I am actually looking forward to playing some of these games.
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    killbits , January 28, 2011 4:05 AM
    killerclickCan Bethesda scrap this Rage and Brink whatever those are and somehow bring Skyrim forward?

    LMAO. id software is making rage and had it in development *long* before id was bought by bethesda.

    Plus bethesda is obviously saving the best games to release closest to the holiday season. also brink and rage are similar in scope and they don't want to release two competing products at the same time.
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    el_bastardo74 , January 28, 2011 4:36 AM
    skyrim is number 1 on my list. i was hoping bethesda wasn't putting tes on the chopping block when they wouldn't confirm the release of a 5th one a couple of years back. i want to check rage out, too. looks pretty awesome. kinda like fallout on steroids. all is right in my insignificant little world, once again!
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    neiroatopelcc , January 28, 2011 8:41 AM
    Do they try to encourage pirating their games, or why do they provide the game in the us so much earlier than the rest of the world?
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    San Pedro , January 28, 2011 8:43 AM
    Looking forward to Brink. Splash Damage has made my two favorite online games of all time, so I think the online play will be pretty stellar.

    Should be a good year for Zenimax.
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    schmich , January 28, 2011 2:26 PM
    September? That's a long time...we need a great game in between in the fill the gap.
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    Von Death , January 28, 2011 2:55 PM
    Skyrim, where art thou my sweet Skyrim?
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    rooket , January 28, 2011 7:39 PM
    If RAGE is better than id's last games.. which I'm hoping.. it should shape the future of FPS gaming. And I do hope. Their last Wolfenstein game was fail and it appears that Valve has taken the thrown on the FPS market entirely. CryTek's Crysis can't even keep up.
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    rooket , January 28, 2011 7:42 PM
    neiroatopelccDo they try to encourage pirating their games, or why do they provide the game in the us so much earlier than the rest of the world?

    For some reason, I don't think Carmack cares if some people pirate his games. Most of iD's earlier softwares were somewhat on the independant/homebrew side of things and generally people programming that stuff want to share a bit.

    I still remember a huge rush of DooM pre-betas and betas and then the full version getting out in the wild before it made it to stores. Things like that make me believe it is somewhat part of hype or marketing. Many people see or hear of the popular product and then run to the store and buy it.