Stop the presses again, as another
announces the availability of The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion for
Xbox 360 in North America. Here's the official announcement on availability of
the RPG sequel, which actually arrived in most stores by yesterday, and will
show up in Europe by Friday:
NEW YORK & ROCKVILLE, Md.--(BUSINESS
WIRE)--March 22, 2006--2K Games, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive
Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTWO - News), and Bethesda Softworks® today announced
that the highly-anticipated role-playing game, The Elder Scrolls® IV:
Oblivion(TM) is now available for the Xbox 360(TM) video game and entertainment
system from Microsoft and PC in stores across North America and will be
available at stores in Europe on March 24th.
The long-awaited Oblivion represents the quintessential role-playing experience
for the next-generation of gaming, inviting gamers into the sprawling
environments of Tamriel, the most vibrant game-world ever created. With a
powerful combination of freeform gameplay and lush, unprecedented graphics,
gamers can choose to unravel Oblivion's epic narrative or simply explore the
vast landscape in search of their own unique challenges.
Oblivion's story begins with the mysterious assassination of Emperor Uriel
Septim VII, leaving the kingdom's throne dangerously vacant. With the Empire
ready to crumble, the gates of Oblivion are thrust open, scattering demons and
other hellish creatures across the countryside. To turn the tide, gamers must
journey to find the Emperor's lost heir and defeat the plot that threatens to
destroy all of Tamriel.
"Oblivion is an engrossing and unique role-playing experience with incredibly
deep gameplay," said Christoph Hartmann, Managing Director of 2K Games. "Gamers
will be amazed when they see the revolutionary features that have made Oblivion
one of the most anticipated titles of 2006."
Oblivion promises to be the defining RPG for the next generation, combining
landmark visuals, a sprawling, sandbox universe with more than 200 hours of
gameplay, intense first-person combat and realistic characters driven by the
groundbreaking Radiant AI.
The Elder Scrolls® IV: Oblivion is available for both the PC and Xbox 360 in
regular and collector's editions. The collector's edition includes a 112-page
Pocket Guide to the Empire, detailing every aspect of the world of Tamriel, as
well as an extensive "Making of Oblivion" documentary and an authentic
replication of the Septim Gold Coin, the official currency of Tamriel. PC gamers
will also be able to bend the world of Tamriel to their will with the extensive
Elder Scrolls Construction Set(TM).
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion for Xbox 360 and PC, co-published by 2K Games and
Bethesda Softworks, has been rated "T" for Teen by the ESRB. For more
information on the title visit the official web site at