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Bethesda comes to GOG: Classic Elder Scrolls games released, Fallout trilogy returns

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Bethesda comes to GOG: Classic Elder Scrolls games released, Fallout trilogy returns

Game News - posted by Infinitron on Wed 26 August 2015, 17:28:56

Tags: An Elder Scrolls Legend: Battlespire; Bethesda Softworks; Fallout; Fallout 2; Fallout Tactics; The Elder Scrolls Adventures: Redguard; The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall; The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind; The Elder Scrolls: Arena

You may recall that at the end of 2013, following the expiration of Interplay's license to sell them, the original Fallout games were removed from sale on GOG, due to the site's lack of a partnership with Fallout IP owners Bethesda Softworks. Those classics, formerly among the site's top-selling games, have been gone since then. Recently, however, existing owners of the Fallouts noticed that their copies had been renamed to "Fallout Classic", "Fallout 2 Classic", and "Fallout Tactics Classic", respectively.

So it was not a huge surprise today when GOG announced their new partnership with Bethesda Softworks, not only bringing back the Fallouts but also releasing the classic Elder Scrolls titles as well. Yes, including Battlespire and Redguard! They've released classic id Software shooters Doom and Quake as well. Here's the announcement:

Welcome, Bethesda, to our pantheon of all-time classics!

Today, we're happy to start a blooming new partnership with Bethesda Softworks, one that brings an impressive lineup of their unforgettable games to our DRM-free platform, and plenty of guts and nuclear smiles to our faces.

We're teaming up to release some of the greatest hits from the Bethesda vault, some DRM-free for the first time ever. Eleven new arrivals include The Elder Scrolls and two digital-distribution premieres, totally retro id Software shooters, plus the long-awaited return of the Fallout franchise! To make the day even sweeter, The Elder Scrolls: Arena and The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall will be added to your game shelf entirely for free when you buy any Bethesda game.

The Elder Scrolls, perched high up among the most famous video-game worlds ever created, are now DRM-free and updated for your modern computer - you can purchase all three to receive a 33% discount:

--The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind - Game of the Year Edition.
--The Elder Scrolls Adventures: Redguard - digital distribution premiere.
--The Elder Scrolls: Battlespire - digital distribution premiere.
--The Elder Scrolls: Arena - FREE with any Bethesda purchase.
--The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall - FREE with any Bethesda purchase, too.

Megahit id Software first-person shooters join the fray - also 33% off if you grab all three:

--Quake including Mission Pack 1 and Mission Pack 2
--The Ultimate DOOM
--DOOM II + Master Levels for Doom II + Final DOOM

And last we find that goodbyes are not forever (and that war never changes). Fallout, the premiere post nuclear role playing game franchise is finally back on! Save 66% if you complete your collection in one purchase.

--Fallout 2
--Fallout Tactics

The bundle promos end on Wednesday, September 2, 12:59 PM GMT.
Battlespire and Redguard will cost you $6 a piece, while Morrowind is a steep $20, and the Fallouts are $10 each. Note that these are new versions of the Fallout games, and the old Interplay versions have not been upgraded seamlessly like what happened on Steam. Apparently, Interplay's Classic editions include more goodies, so hopefully you all got them for free back in 2013.

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