Bethesda Softworks Announces Oblivion™
for PLAYSTATION®3 System Now Shipping
Award-Winning, Best-Selling Role Playing Game Available This Week
March 19, 2007 (Rockville, MD) – Bethesda Softworks®, a ZeniMax Media company, announced today that the latest version of its blockbuster role-playing game, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion®, for PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system has begun shipping to retail stores throughout North America and will be in stores as early as Tuesday, March 20.
Released in March 2006 for Windows and Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Oblivion has already earned countless awards from publications around the world and won numerous Game of the Year and RPG of the Year awards. Gamerankings.com and MetaCritic.com list Oblivion as the highest rated game of all time on Xbox 360.
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.
After the mysterious and untimely death of the Emperor, the throne of Tamriel lies empty. With the Empire ready to crumble, the gates of Oblivion open and demons march upon the land - laying waste to everything in their path. To turn the tide of darkness, you must find the lost heir to the throne and unravel the sinister plot that threatens to destroy all of Tamriel.
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion is rated “M” for Mature by the ESRB and is being published in North America by Bethesda Softworks. For more information on The Elder Scrolls and Oblivion, visit the official web site at www.elderscrolls.com.
About Bethesda Softworks
Headquartered in Rockville, MD, Bethesda Softworks LLC, a subsidiary of ZeniMax Media Inc., is a premier developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software and has produced numerous award-winning titles, most recently with 2006 PC and Xbox 360™ Game of the Year and RPG of the Year, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion®, and the 2002 PC and Xbox® Game of the Year and RPG of the Year, The Elder Scrolls III: Morrrowind®. Among Bethesda ’s more popular franchises are The Elder Scrolls® series and Fallout®, as well as its licensed properties, Pirates of the Caribbean™ and Star Trek®. Its product line spans the sports, racing, RPG, strategy, and action genres. For more information on Bethesda Softworks’ products, visit www.bethsoft.com.
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