Todd Howard takes the stage at Apple Special Event for Elder Scrolls: Blades demo

To help show off the power of iOS 12, Apple invited Bethesda's Todd Howard for a special cameo.

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During Wednesday's Apple Event, Bethesda's Todd Howard made a surprise appearance. To help show off the power of iOS 12, Howard showed some more from the mobile title, The Elder Scrolls: Blades.

The Elder Scrolls: Blades showed off many of the visuals and sound design that Howard states was previously only possible on a high-end gaming console. Many of the outdoor environments were reminiscent of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, as was the dragon that closed the demo.

Howard also reiterated the game's premise. Players will take the role of a Blade, an elite warrior in the Empire. Players will define their characters and how they opt to approach combat, utilizing either defense, melee, or magic.

The Elder Scrolls: Blades is available for pre-order now and is set to release on iOS this fall. For more, be sure to check out our recent hands-on from QuakeCon.

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