Elder Scrolls: Oblivion 5th Anniversary Edition announced

A fancy celebratory edition of Bethesda's RPG is coming in a metal box in July for $30, for collectors or those who have yet to experience The Elder Scrolls.

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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.

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    June 8, 2011 12:40 PM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, Elder Scrolls: Oblivion 5th Anniversary Edition announced.

    A fancy celebratory edition of Bethesda's RPG is coming in a metal box in July for $30, for collectors or those who have yet to experience The Elder Scrolls.

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      June 8, 2011 12:57 PM

      I want my Horse Armor dammit.

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      June 8, 2011 12:58 PM

      Money making is such a nice profession.

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      June 8, 2011 1:09 PM

      Kinda wish they'd put another patch out for it. It still occasionally crashes to the desktop for me. Same with Morrowind, too.

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      June 8, 2011 1:11 PM

      Fuck that NA only shit. I will give you 30 euros for a metal box Bethesda, just send it this way.

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      June 8, 2011 1:14 PM

      wow...

      Epic repackaging of the GOTY edition with some swag. I'm sure it's cool swag - but still just swag.

      This doesn't even contain the stuff Steam was selling for 12 bucks a while back.

      What a money grab, next up they announce that consoles were the lead platform for Skyr...oh wait.

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      June 8, 2011 2:22 PM

      Qarl's Texture Pack included?

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        June 9, 2011 10:07 AM

        If they did that it'd definitely be worth buying just to see how they implemented it.

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      June 8, 2011 2:30 PM

      PICS of said metal case or it isn't true! Also post Skyrim collectors edition details dammit!

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      June 8, 2011 2:46 PM

      I thought this was announced a month ago, I remember reading about it.

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      June 8, 2011 5:52 PM

      i think everyone that is ever going to buy oblivion has bought it by now after all the sales

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        June 8, 2011 6:31 PM

        I already own it on PC and 360. I'm short one Shivering Isles achievement too, dammit!

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          June 8, 2011 6:50 PM

          The one that requires making a second run through, right?

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            June 8, 2011 6:51 PM

            Yes, I really wish I'd saved somewhere around there

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          June 8, 2011 7:35 PM

          i lost my save games and never felt like playing the expansions :(

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            June 8, 2011 7:50 PM

            dude shivering isles was beyond amazing

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      June 9, 2011 4:42 AM

      I've had enought of Oblivion I spent hundreds of hours in that game and it was a great game but I can't go through that all over again.... Please no not again...

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      June 9, 2011 5:33 AM

      i seriously own about 4 versions of this game, between my x360, ps3, and PC and I have no idea how that happened. What more do you want from me Bethesda?

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      June 15, 2011 6:14 PM

      I really would get this if they had included everything in it. Moving on.