A post on a retail web site has revealed that Bethesda Softworks plans to re-release its 2006 single player fantasy RPG The Elder Scrolls IV Oblivion in a new edition to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the game's original release. It's also a sneaky way to promote the upcoming release of the next game in the series, The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim.
A listing at Overstock.com shows that the new version of Elder Scrolls IV is due out on June 28 for the PC, Xbox 360 and PS3 platforms. Overstock is selling the game for $29.69. Nitrobeard.com has more info on the package. In addition to the game itself, the Fifth Anniversary Edition will be sold in a steelbook case with slip cover. It will also contain some extras like a poster map of the game's world and a behind-the-scenes DVD. Finally the Fifth Anniversary edition will come with a $10 coupon that can be used with the purchase of The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim. That game is expected to be released on November 11. In addition the Fifth Anniversary collection of Elder Scrolls IV will have a Skyrim trailer as part of the behind-the-scenes DVD. Nitrobeard.com claims that there will only be 200,000 copies of the Fifth Anniversary version of Elder Scrolls IV released.
The Elder Scrolls series is one of the most acclaimed fantasy RPG series in history and is Bethesda Softworks' flagship game franchise. Elder Scrolls V Skyrim is expected to be one of the big game releases of 2011.
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