Even though Bethesda is hard at work on Elder Scrolls: Skyrim they don’t want to forget their debut Xbox 360 title that made their franchise so popular. A special edition of the game will be released to celebrate the 5th anniversary of Elder Scrolls: Oblivion. Called “The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion 5th Anniversary Edition”, the game bundles the original Oblivion with the Knights of the Nine and Shivering Isles expansion pack. The North American version will also include a Collector’s Steelbook – “a metal case masterfully embossed with Daedric Symbols”, a Making of Oblivion documentary, a full-color map of Cyrodiil and Shivering Isles. Details on other region’s bonuses are forthcoming.
Also included is a $10 mail-in-rebate offer “for the purchase of Elder Scrolls: Skyrim and a Skyrim strategy guide.” That might make the $30 price point for The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion 5th Anniversary Edition a little better. It is not mentioned if the other eight DLC packs for Oblivion (the Thieve’s Den, Horse Armor, etc) are included. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion 5th Anniversary Edition will release for PS3 ,Xbox 360, and PC on July 12, 2011 in North America.
We are pleased to announce that The Elder Scrolls IV™: Oblivion® 5th Anniversary Edition will available in North America on Tuesday, July 12, 2011.
The anniversary edition, which has a suggested retail price of $29.99, is the complete collection of the original award-winning game as well as the Knights of the Nine® andShivering Isles® expansions. With countless ‘Game of the Year’ awards and overwhelming critical praise, Oblivion still remains a defining game in the role-playing genre. Celebrate one of the most expansive next-generation titles ever to be released on the Xbox®360, PlayStation®3, and PC platforms with this definitive, limited-edition compilation.
The Elder Scrolls IV™: Oblivion® 5th Anniversary Edition includes:
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion: With the empire ready to crumble, the gates of Oblivion open and demons march upon the land. You must find the lost heir to the throne and unravel the sinister plot that threatens to destroy all of Tamriel.
Knights of the Nine: A fallen King has been unchained from the darkness of Oblivion to seek vengeance upon the Gods who banished him. Only a champion pure of heart can vanquish the evil that has been released.
Shivering Isles: Enter the torn realm of Sheogorath – a world where Mania and Dementia reign. Do you have the strength to survive his trials, to tame a realm fraught with paranoia and despair, and wear the mantle of a God?
The North American 5th Anniversary Edition also includes:
Collector’s Steelbook: A beautiful collectible metal case masterfully embossed with Daedric symbols.
Making of Oblivion: A behind-the-scenes documentary on the making of Oblivion.
Oblivion Game Map: A full-color map of Cyrodiil and the Shivering Isles.
Save on Skyrim: Contains a $10 mail-in rebate offer for the purchase of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and a Skyrim strategy guide.
Details on the versions that will be available in the rest of the world and their contents will be released soon.