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Oblivion will hit stores on March 21
Game News - posted by Vault Dweller on Thu 2 March 2006, 19:19:18Tags: Bethesda Softworks; The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
Oblivion has finally gone gold and should be in stores on March 21. Here is the Pete Hines' message to the community, followed by the typical press-release bullshit.
Here you go, what you've all been waiting to hear and have suspected for a while now. Expect the game in stores in the US as early as the 21st. The date in Europe may be a few days after, but it should be that week pretty much everywhere. As always, please check with your local retail store as the retailers themselves decide how fast to ship it to their outlets. I can't tell you when it will be in your specific city/country, so please don't ask.You can express your joy in this thread
â€œOur most ambitious project ever is finally done,â€ said Todd Howard, executive producer of Oblivion. â€œWeâ€™re excited to get the game into everyoneâ€™s hands and let them experience it for themselves. We hope they enjoy it. I think itâ€™s our best game yet.â€
Oblivion is an epic, open-ended single-player RPG for the next generation providing gamers with one of the most life-like gaming experiences to date. The powerful combination of unprecedented graphics and freeform gameplay allows gamers to unravel the main quest or explore the vast world at their own pace. Oblivion is the fourth chapter in the award-winning Elder Scrolls series that includes MorrowindÂ® (2002 RPG of the year â€“ Computer Gaming World), Daggerfallâ„¢ (1996 RPG of the year -- PC Gamer), and Arena (1994 RPG of the year â€“ Computer Player).
â€œOblivion will set the new standard for next generation gaming and change the way role-playing games are viewed forever,â€ said Vlatko Andonov, president of Bethesda Softworks. â€œWe set very high goals and ensure they are reached because that is what our fans deserve and have come to expect from Bethesda Softworks. We are very proud of our teamâ€™s accomplishments with respect to Oblivion.â€
â€œOblivion is one of the most anticipated video games of 2006 and its release will be a milestone for the Xbox 360 and PC,â€ said Christoph Hartmann, Managing Director, 2K Games. â€œA shining example of next-generation role-playing, Oblivion breaks new ground in the genre with unparalleled graphics, revolutionary gameplay and an expansive RPG world.â€