One of the common traits shared by the games published by Bethesda Softworks is how they always immerse you in rich, detailed worlds, whether it’s the medieval fantasy realm of The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim, the ’50s-flavored post-apocalyptic wasteland of Fallout 4, or the Hell-adjacent space base of the new Doom. So it’s interesting to see how the equally skilled folk at Zen Studios have not only translated these games into excellent pinball tables for Bethesda Pinball, a triple pack for Pinball FX 2 (Xbox One, Xbox 360, PC), Zen Pinball 2 (PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Vita), and Zen Pinball (iOS, Android, Amazon), but have done so in a way that makes them as fun for pinball fans who aren’t into Bethesda’s games as those who do.
Like most PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 games ported to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One (save for the improved Metro Redux and the augmented Gears Of War: Ultimate Edition), The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim Special Edition (Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC) doesn’t add anything new or significant enough to make it worth buying if you’ve already played the original version. But for those who missed it the first time, this is decidedly the definitive edition of this sprawling, engaging, and effortlessly fun fantasy adventure game.
Funko have announced that they will release a pair of POP! toys based on the game Doom this March, followed by Dorbz toys for The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim this May.