Elder Scrolls: Oblivion 5th Anniversary Edition announced

With the release of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim coming later this year, Bethesda is providing a handy jumping-on point for those who are new to the series but fancy giving it a go--it has been five years since the last game was released, after all.


The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion 5th Anniversary Edition will arrive on July 12 for PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, priced at $29.99. Game-wise, it'll contain The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion along with the 'Knights of the Nine' downloadable content and Shivering Isles expansion. While these were both included in the Game of the Year Edition released for $30 in 2007, the Anniversary Edition has physical perks too.

Packed into its Steelbook metal case--"masterfully embossed with Daedric symbols," Bethesda says--will be a colour map of Cyrodiil and the Shivering Isles, a behind-the-scenes documentary about the making of Oblivion, and a $10 mail-in rebate for "the purchase of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and a Skyrim strategy guide."

Bethesda notes that this edition is for North America only, with those for the rest of the world to be revealed "soon."

Strange that not all of the DLC is included in what one would hope to be the definitive version of Oblivion, but there you go.