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Bethesda Softworks Announces Oblivion for PS3 System Now Shipping

Bethesda Softworks®, a ZeniMax Media company, announced today that the latest version of its blockbuster role-playing game, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion®, for PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system has begun shipping to retail stores throughout North America and will be in stores as early as Tuesday, March 20.

Released in March 2006 for Windows and Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Oblivion has already earned countless awards from publications around the world and won numerous Game of the Year and RPG of the Year awards. Gamerankings.com and MetaCritic.com list Oblivion as the highest rated game of all time on Xbox 360.

Oblivion features a powerful combination of free-form gameplay, unprecedented graphics, cutting edge AI, character voices by acting legends Patrick Stewart, Sean Bean, Terrance Stamp, and Lynda Carter, and an award-winning soundtrack. Gamers can choose to unravel Oblivion's epic narrative at their own pace or explore the vast world in search of their own unique challenges.

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Tut3694d ago

I didn't like the game too much on PC personally but for all the fans of it and the people looking forward to playing it bravo for you, hope you have lots of fun with it. =)

I didn't see Europe mentioned anywhere in there. I just recently read something about it not launching alongside the Euro PS3 launch, too. Does anyone know if that is still the case or if it will be coming out near the Euro PS3 launch date?

CaliGamer3694d ago

Lets hope this is true, this game has been delayed quite a few times. I have it pre-purchased so hopefully tomorrow when I wake up I can go down to gamestop and finally pick this up. I won't get my hopes up tho, my emotions can't handle another letdown, hahahaha.

Shrek3694d ago

I am looking forward to spending some time in this world.

Eric Shun3694d ago

Well I found that this game loaded pretty slowley on the 360 with a 16X dvd player. I wonder How slow it will load on a 1X blue ray drive.

lilwingman3694d ago

If you've been keeping up with interviews, you'll know that load times virtually do not exist thanks to caching on the hard drive. Good news for all :)

Toolman3694d ago (Edited 3694d ago )

From the ign preview:
The PS3 version has been optimized to take advantage of the Cell processor and hardware that the system offers. As a result, the game runs a lot faster than the 360 build. Entering dungeons or buildings results in a load of 3-5 seconds, compared to the 7-10 seconds or longer for the 360 version of the game.

PS3 has an 2X blu ray player and not a 1X player

Link: http://ps3.ign.com/articles...

zantetsuken3694d ago

Numerous sites and the devs have stated there is little to no load times. The longest was a transition from the dungeon to outside, a whopping 3 seconds.

BubblesDAVERAGE3694d ago

This game is the definition of a port done right with new content.....Pick it up if you are into a great game also pick up sigma and Saints Row which I think all will outsell there xbox counterparts I think saints row will do best me myself I almost got a xbox360 just for that game I know im not the only one wanting to play it butt didnt want o buy a 360

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