Oblivion Game of the Year Edition Now Available

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If you’ve managed to play The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion to death and for whatever reason can’t get (or don’t want) Broadband or Xbox Live, now you can finally expand your gaming experience significantly. Bethesda Softworks has announced that The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Game of the Year Edition (GotY) has shipped for Xbox 360 and Windows and should be in stores as you’re reading this.

If you’re new to Oblivion, you’ll be happy to know that GotY includes the original version of the award-winning 2006 RPG, along with the official expansion, The Elder Scrolls IV: Shivering Isles, and the Knights of the Nine download pack. Oblivion’s dozens of hours of open-ended gameplay, lush visuals and sound design will sweep you away as you submerge yourself in this beautiful, dynamic (and often deadly) game world. The Shivering Isles expansion adds a twisted (and stunning) new plane of Oblivion run by Sheogorath, the Daedric Prince of Madness. Knights of the Nine adds an all-new faction and quests for noble characters, answering many of the questions surrounding the mysterious Ayleid ruins found throughout Oblivion’s landscape.

Playstation 3 owners, fear not: Oblivion GotY will be available sometime in October, so go reserve a copy. Next month, Bethesda will also ship the Xbox 360 version of Shivering Isles to retailers as a standalone expansion, allowing players who already have the original game and Knights of the Nine download to purchase the expansion. I can’t say enough about how amazing The Elder Scrolls IV is (mostly because I need to write as quickly as possible so that I can return to a game in progress), so this one is a definite recommendation.

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