Bethesda Softworks announces that The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Game of the
Year Edition is now shipping in North America for both PC and Xbox 360, and the
RPG sequel combined with the Shivering Isles expansion and the Knights of the
Nine content will be available as early as tomorrow:
September 10, 2007
(Rockville, MD) – Bethesda Softworks®, a ZeniMax Media company, announced today
that The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion® Game of the Year Edition (GotY) for Xbox
360™ video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and Windows has begun
shipping to retail stores throughout North America and will be in stores as
early as Tuesday, September 11. Oblivion GotY includes the original version of
the award-winning RPG, Oblivion, along with the official expansion, The Elder
Scrolls® IV: Shivering Isles™, and the downloadable content, Knights of the
This new product allows players who have never played the 2006 Game of the Year
to experience Oblivion along with additional content. Gamers can also continue
their existing games of Oblivion and experience the new quests and areas offered
by the expansion and downloadable content.
Released in March 2006 for Windows and Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment
system from Microsoft and in March 2007 for the PLAYSTATION®3 computer
entertainment system, Oblivion has already earned countless awards from
publications around the world and won numerous Game of the Year and RPG of the
Year awards. It has also recently achieved the status of both Xbox 360 Platinum
Hit (North America) and Xbox 360 Classic (Europe). The Xbox 360 Platinum Hits
and Classics programs allow existing gamers and new gamers alike to have access
to great games at an amazing price.
Oblivion features a powerful combination of free-form gameplay, unprecedented
graphics, cutting edge AI, character voices by acting legends Patrick Stewart,
Sean Bean, Terrance Stamp, and Lynda Carter, and an award-winning soundtrack.
Gamers can choose to unravel Oblivion’s epic narrative at their own pace or
explore the vast world in search of their own unique challenges.
With more than 30 hours of new gameplay, Shivering Isles allows you to explore
an entirely new plane of Oblivion – the realm of Sheogorath, the Daedric Prince
of Madness. Shivering Isles features a bizarre landscape split between the two
sides – Mania and Dementia –filled with vast, twisting dungeons mirroring the
roots of the trees they are buried within. Sheogorath himself looks to you to be
his champion and defend his realm and its inhabitants from destruction as you
discover all new items, ingredients, spells, and much more.
Knights of the Nine features an all-new faction and quests for noble characters
and answers many of the questions surrounding the Ayleid ruins found throughout
Oblivion. Players can join a new faction and found their own order of holy
knights – leading them into battle against a sorcerer-king and his demonic
minions while exploring massive dungeons and searching for legendary relics –
the holy armor and weapons of the Divine Crusader.
Oblivion GotY will be available for PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system
from SCEA next month. In October, Bethesda Softworks will also ship Shivering
Isles for Xbox 360 at retail as a standalone expansion. For more information on
Oblivion, Shivering Isles, or The Elder Scrolls, visit