Oblivion Game of the Year for PC and Xbox 360 Now Shipping

*Bethesda Softworks Announces/ The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion® Game of
the Year Edition/ for Xbox 360™ and Windows Now Shipping*

/Expanded Version of Award-Winning Role Playing Game Available This Week /

September 10, 2007 (Rockville, MD) – Bethesda Softworks®, a ZeniMax
Media company, announced today that*/ The Elder Scrolls IV:/**/
Oblivion® Game of the Year/**/ Edition/* (*/GotY/*) for Xbox 360™ video
game and entertainment system from Microsoft and Windows has begun
shipping to retail stores throughout North America and will be in stores
as early as Tuesday, September 11.*/ Oblivion GotY/* includes the
original version of the award-winning RPG,*/ Oblivion,/* along with the
official expansion,*/ The Elder Scrolls® IV: Shivering Isles™/*, and the
downloadable content,*/ Knights of the Nine™./*

This new product allows players who have never played the 2006 Game of
the Year to experience*/ Oblivion/* along with additional content.
Gamers can also continue their existing games of*/ Oblivion/* and
experience the new quests and areas offered by the expansion and
downloadable content.

Released in March 2006 for Windows and Xbox 360™ video game and
entertainment system from Microsoft and in March 2007 for the
PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system,*/ Oblivion/* has already
earned countless awards from publications around the world and won
numerous Game of the Year and RPG of the Year awards. It has also
recently achieved the status of both Xbox 360 Platinum Hit (North
America) and Xbox 360 Classic (Europe). The Xbox 360 Platinum Hits and
Classics programs allow existing gamers and new gamers alike to have
access to great games at an amazing price.

*/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.

With more than 30 hours of new gameplay,*/ Shivering Isles/* allows you
to explore an entirely new plane of Oblivion – the realm of Sheogorath,
the Daedric Prince of Madness.*/ 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. Sheogorath himself looks to you to be his champion and defend
his realm and its inhabitants from destruction as you discover all new
items, ingredients, spells, and much more.

*/Knights of the Nine/* features an all-new faction and quests for noble
characters and answers many of the questions surrounding the Ayleid
ruins found throughout*/ Oblivion/*. Players can join a new faction and
found their own order of holy knights – leading them into battle against
a sorcerer-king and his demonic minions while exploring massive dungeons
and searching for legendary relics – the holy armor and weapons of the
Divine Crusader.

*/Oblivion GotY/* will be available for PLAYSTATION®3 computer
entertainment system from SCEA next month. In October, Bethesda
Softworks will also ship*/ Shivering Isles/* for Xbox 360 at retail as a
standalone expansion. For more information on*/ Oblivion, Shivering
Isles,/* or*/ The Elder Scrolls/*, visit/ //_www.elderscrolls.com_/

_*About Bethesda Softworks*_
Headquartered in Rockville, MD, Bethesda Softworks LLC, a subsidiary of
ZeniMax Media Inc., is a premier developer and publisher of interactive
entertainment software and has produced numerous award-winning titles,
most recently with 2006 PC and Xbox 360™ Game of the Year and RPG of the
Year,/ The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion®,/ and the 2002 PC and Xbox® Game
of the Year and RPG of the Year,/ The Elder Scrolls III: Morrrowind®./
Among Bethesda’s more popular franchises are/ The Elder Scrolls®/ series
and/ Fallout®/, as well as its licensed property,/ Star Trek®./ Its
product line spans the sports, racing, RPG, strategy, and action genres.
For more information on Bethesda Softworks’ products, visit_
__www.bethsoft.com_ /. /

© 2007 Bethesda Softworks LLC, a ZeniMax Media company. The Elder
Scrolls, Oblivion, Shivering Isles, Knights of the Nine, Morrowind,
Bethesda Softworks, ZeniMax and their related logos are registered
trademarks or trademarks of ZeniMax Media Inc. in the United States
and/or in other countries. .“PlayStation”, “PLAYSTATION” and the “PS”
Family logo are registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment
Inc. Microsoft, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox Live, the Xbox logos, and the Xbox
Live logo are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft
Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other product and
company names referenced herein may be trademarks of their respective
owners. All Rights Reserved.

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