It goes without saying that Bethesda, as both a developer and a publisher, has a very rich back catalogue of stellar titles.
With over 35 years under their belts, the company has worked on the likes of Skyrim, Fallout, Skyrim Remastered, Dishonored, Skyrim VR, Wolfenstein and Skyrim Anniversary Edition.
The latest game in the company’s repertoire comes from Arcane Studios’, in the form of Deathloop, which has decided to pay homage to Bethesda’s history in a very cool fashion.
Dotted around the world, in a variety of different Deathloop locales, is a range of arcade cabinets, each of which is an interesting nod to Bethesda games from times gone by.
Here is every one of the Deathloop arcade cabinet easter eggs that we’ve found so far, and what they all mean.
Probably the most recognisable arcade cabinet easter egg of them all is Deathloop’s nod to DOOM, in the form of “Hell Crasher”.
The cabinet is encountered early on and includes the typical DOOM font as well as one of everybody’s favourite Cacodemon.
“Blüdenstein 4-D” is a callback to 1992 DOS classic, Wolfenstein 3D.
Complete with a stereotypically German-sounding name, “Blüdenstein 4-D” looks like a lot of fun.
UPDATE: This is actually for a little known title called Arx Fatalis – thanks Tom.
From a piece of gaming history, to what Bethesda surely hopes will be a modern classic, GhostWire: Tokyo.
GhostWire: Tokyo/”ShadeWire Edo” is the only Deathloop arcade cabinet that has yet to be released in real life.
Now, I took the cheap shot at Skyrim at the beginning of this article, however, it had to be represented in some way. Step forward “Skydaggers V”.
Super Honorless II
Another Arcane Studios classic now, Dishonored 2.
It’s clear that Deathloop takes some of its inspiration from the 2016 hit (albeit in a far different environment), so if there’s any game that deserves a place in the easter egg list it’s “Super Honorless II”.
The Bad Inside
Sounding like your stomach after eating something spicy – “The Bad Inside” is clearly a reference to The Evil Within, complete with the very looooong T.
Once again, Tom on Twitter coming to the rescue, with this game representing a cancelled title called, funnily enough, The Crossing.
This title feels a bit lazy, with Prey (2017) being spelt backwards as Yerp ’17. An underrated game nonetheless.
This seems to be a nod to Wolfenstein: The New Colossus (the logo) and its spinoff/sequel Wolfenstein: Youngblood (the name).
Killing two birds with one stone is a nice touch by Arcane.
Have we missed any? Have an answer to “The Crossin'”? Let me know on Twitter @CaptainWoodsy