Bethesda ships Oblivion GOTY edition for PS3

Bethesda Softworks, a ZeniMax Media company, announced today that The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Game of the Year Edition (GotY) for the PlayStation 3 has begun shipping to retail stores throughout North America.

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, The Elder Scrolls IV: Knights of the Nine.

Also available at retail stores as early as today is The Elder Scrolls IV:
Shivering Isles for the Xbox 360. This new product allows gamers to play the award-winning expansion to the 2006 Game of the Year, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, without accessing Xbox LIVE online entertainment network. The retail disc also includes the downloadable content, The Elder Scrolls IV: Knights of the Nine.

Released in March 2006 for Windows and Xbox 360 and in March 2007 for the PlayStation 3, Oblivion has already earned countless awards from publications around the world and won numerous Game of the Year and RPG of the Year awards.

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.

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Stay tuned for PSU’s review on the GOTY edition later this month.