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Chris
19-01-2007, 00:21:03
Just got this e-mail from them:

Bethesda Softworks Announces The Elder Scrolls IV:

Shivering IslesT - Official Expansion for Oblivion




Spring Release Planned for Official Expansion for 2006 Game of the Year


as Oblivion Sales Top Three Million Units




January 18 2007 (Rockville, MD) - Bethesda SoftworksR, a ZeniMax Media
company, today confirmed the upcoming release of The Elder Scrolls IVR:
Shivering IslesT, the official expansion for the award-winning The Elder
Scrolls IVR: OblivionT. Shivering Isles will be released for Xbox 360T
video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and Windows this Spring.
Details are presented in the exclusive cover story for Official Xbox
Magazine's (US) February issue, which hits newsstands this week.



Shivering Isles features more than 30 hours of new gameplay and allows you
to explore an entirely new plane of Oblivion - the realm of Sheogorath, the
Daedric Prince of Madness. Shivering Isles adds to the existing world of
Oblivion so you can continue playing with your existing save game/character,
or create an all new character just to explore the new content.



"We're thrilled with the response that Oblivion has received to date and
feel that Shivering Isles will offer a whole new and different experience to
anyone who played and enjoyed Oblivion," said Todd Howard, executive
producer for The Elder Scrolls.



Within the Realm of Sheogorath, players can explore the two extreme sides of
the god's madness - the sublimely creative and the completely psychotic.
Something is happening to the Shivering Isles and Sheogorath himself looks
to you to be his champion and defend his realm and its inhabitants from
destruction. Do you have the strength to survive his trials, tame a realm
fraught with paranoia and despair, and wear the mantle of a God?



The Shivering Isles features a bizarre landscape split between the two sides
- Mania and Dementia -filled with vast, twisting dungeons mirroring the
roots of the trees they are buried within. You'll encounter more than a
dozen new creatures including hideous insects, Flesh Atronachs, skeletal
Shambles, amphibious Grummites. Throughout your adventure, you will discover
all new items, ingredients, spells, and more, and have the talented
craftsmen of Crucible and Bliss forge new armor and weapons just for you.



"The enthusiastic response we've received to our downloadable content has
been overwhelming, and we're excited to bring Oblivion fans a full
expansion," said Vlatko Andonov, president of Bethesda Softworks. "The world
we've created for Shivering Isles is unlike anything you've seen or played
in Oblivion and we can't wait for folks to play it."



Released in March 2006 for Xbox 360T videogame and entertainment system from
Microsoft and Windows, Oblivion sold more than three million units in 2006.
Among the countless awards and accolades it has garnered to date are Game of
the Year and RPG of the Year honors from numerous outlets, including Spike
TV's 2006 Video Game Awards, G4's G-phoria, the Golden Joystick Awards,
GameSpot.com, ShackNews.com, Voodoo Extreme, FiringSquad.com, and many more.
Oblivion received the #1 ranking on PC Gamer's (UK) list of the top 100
games of all time and is the highest rated Xbox 360 game of all time
according to Gamerankings.com.



The Windows version of Shivering Isles will be available at retail and is
co-published by Bethesda Softworks and 2K Games, while the Xbox 360 version
is currently planned for release through Xbox LiveR online entertainment
network by Bethesda Softworks. For more information on Oblivion, Shivering
Isles, or The Elder Scrolls, visit the official web site:
www.elderscrolls.com <http://www.elderscrolls.com/> .

HelloKitty
20-01-2007, 01:56:47
Nice.

Chris
20-01-2007, 03:14:43
I would like to see an expanstion that allows travel all over tamreil, opening up those border provinces.

HelloKitty
20-01-2007, 12:55:47
Somehow I don't see that happening unless they make it a very very barren land.

Beta1
20-01-2007, 13:20:23
I might even have a PC that can play it by then (and a HD projector to play it in on a entire wall :) )

HelloKitty
21-01-2007, 02:07:40
I started playing it again for an hour or two at a time 2 weeks ago.

Really a fun damn game.