Bethesda Officially Dates Skyrim, RAGE, More

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.

  • Darkerson
    Actually looking forward to a couple of them. But the top 2 on my list is Rift and Portal 2.
  • bearclaw99
    Cool, can't wait for Skyrim. Hope they improved some issues from Oblivion though and put some much needed 'randomness' into the game
  • kcorp2003
    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! :)
  • The_Prophecy
    Looking forward to Skyrim... too bad we will have to wait until the end of the year...
  • sideshowbob32
    I want Skyrim now!
  • Hatecrime69
    I got hopeful for skyrim once i learned it wasn't using gamebryo :)
  • jkflipflop98
    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.
  • killerclick
    I will also date Skyrim once it's released.

    Can Bethesda scrap this Rage and Brink whatever those are and somehow bring Skyrim forward?
  • soundefx
    I think that this is the first time I am actually looking forward to playing some of these games.
  • killbits
    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.