The Elder Scrolls: Blades is finally here, having launched into its early access period across iOS and Android.
That’s according to a new report from TouchArcade, which explains that Bethesda has officially soft-launched The Elder Scrolls: Blades, the mobile action RPG announced at E3 last year. Blades was initially intended for launch last year but was pushed back in November.
iOS and Android users are starting to receive invitations to The Elder Scrolls: Blades early access, assuming they pre-registered on their device or signed up for early access through the website. You can’t sign up for early access anymore, but you certainly can download the game on Android, and iOS – though you obviously won’t be able to play without an invite at this early stage.
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.
According to the App Store listing for the game, The Elder Scrolls: Blades release date is March 28. It’s unknown if this would be for the Android version of the game as well. In fact, the iOS version of Blades is already playable in parts of the world like New Zealand right now.
“It’s out in New Zealand where it’s already March 28th and should be in your country by tomorrow,” claimed one Redditor on r/iosgaming.
The Elder Scrolls: Blades is an upcoming mobile game that puts gamers in the boots of one of the Blades, a group of elite warriors and spies who serve the Empire and the Dragonborn. Bethesda promises an epic, AAA experience where players can customize their characters, explore countless dungeons, and witness new storylines, all on a smartphone or tablet.
Blades offers real-time combat, dungeon exploration, and even a new city-building mechanic. The game follows Bethesda’s success with the mobile Fallout Shelter while still sticking true to the Elder Scrolls series’ roots.