Bethesda Softworks, developers of The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, has released updated information on the upcoming expansion pack for PC and Xbox 360, as well as the status of Oblivion on the PS3.
Knights of the Nine, the new faction questline in Oblivion, will be released for the PC and Xbox 360 on November 21, 2006. On that date, Xbox 360 Oblivion players will be able to download the expansion for 800 Microsoft Points ($10). The PC release will be available at retailers on November 21 for $19.99. The PC release will include all downloadable content released to date (read about them here, a total $13.53 value on those alone) and the Knights of the Nine questline. A PC download of the Knights of the Nine will be available on 12/4/06 for $10.
On the PS3 side, Oblivion has been pushed back to a Quarter 1 2007 release date.
PC Game Review: Just Cause
When I saw that Eidos Interactive, who simultaneously cured my Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion addiction and sparked my Tomb Raider: Legend addiction, was taking a crack at a sandbox-style shoot-em-up called Just Cause, I got a little tingle in my bottom.
I usually find that if I like one game by a particular publisher, I tend to like most of them. So I plunged headlong into the life and times of our hero Rico Rodriguez, a smooth-talking and damn-near-indestructible CIA black ops agent.
In this first installment of Rico’s exploits, he’s busting up the corrupt regime of Salvador Mendoza (sorta like Manuel Noriega, a demagogue of a country sorta like Panama, in a game whose name sorta sounds like Operation Just Cause, the United States’ invasion of Panama - does anyone see a connection here?)
Let me start by saying - this game isn't for everyone.
Untold Legends: Dark Kingdom
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion delayed until early 2007, and Marvel: Ultimate Alliance available on other platforms, Untold Legends: Dark Kingdom takes the mantle as the sole exclusive RPG on the new platform. Aside from being the only option for role-playing fans on PlayStation 3, there is little reason to play Untold Legends: Dark Kingdom. That is, unless you enjoy unpolished, unoriginal games.
Dark Kingdom follows the story of three warriors in their effort to restore peace in the Kingdom of Dureth. As members of the elite group the Dragon's Shade, the trio is sent on a simple quest by the king to stop a barbarian invasion to the north. Upon succeeding in their quest, the warriors return home to discover the king possessed by dark magic. The king's lust for power has led Dureth into ruins and its people into suffering.
Elder Scrolls IV: Knights of the Nine screens and info
Earlier today we brought you the news that the latest batch of content for The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion had hit the Xbox Live Marketplace. The new content is called the "The Knights of the Nine" will cost 800 MS Points to get your hands on the latest chapter.
We can now bring you some exclusive screenshots from the chapter which you can check out by clicking here.
Here's the official description of the content:-
Knights of the Nine
The Gods have forsaken Tamriel.
A fallen King has been unchained from the darkness of Oblivion to seek vengeance upon the Gods who banished him. Only a champion pure of heart can vanquish the evil that has been released upon the land. You must heed the call, reclaim the lost relics of the Divine Crusader, and return the Nine to glory.
Oblivion: Knights of the Nine Priced and Dated
Bethesda announced today the release date and price of Knights of the Nine, the next content download for The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. Knights of the Nine will be available for download on Xbox Live Marketplace for 800 Microsoft Points on November 21, 2006. The description for Knights of the Nine reads as follow: A fallen King has been unchained from the darkness of Oblivion to seek vengeance upon the Gods who banished him. Only a champion pure of heart can vanquish the evil that has been released upon the land. You must heed the call, reclaim the lost relics of the Divine Crusader, and return the Nine to glory. New dungeons, characters, quests, and mysteries await. Oh, I almost forget. The PS3 version of Oblivion has been postpwned until sometime next year.
Make Oblivion even bigger
The first Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Xbox 360 expansion Knights of the Nine is now available for download from Xbox Live Marketplace, for 800 Microsoft points (6.80 GBP).The expansion sports a whole new quest line featuring new items and enemies, and is the biggest release thus far for Bethesda's insanely-massive RPG. Not feeling left out, PC owners can get at Knights of the Nine this Friday with the arrival of a boxed version in shops (which also includes previous add-on items), or can wait until December 4 and download it from OblivionDownloads.com for 9.99 USD.
PC releases for week ending 11/25
Great news for all Oblivion fanatics, included in the list of this week's PC releases is your much-awaited Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (PS3, Xbox360, PC) Knights of the Nine Expansion Pack!
As we've mentioned in an earlier article, the Knights of the Nine content for the 360 will only be downloadable while the PC version will have a retail pack. Well, now that pack has hit European as well as US shelves!
Europeans can also rejoice over the fact that Phantasy Star Universe (Xbox360, PC) and Warhammer: Mark of Chaos are now also up for grabs. For some reason, our source didn't have the PC releases this week for Japan so we can only give you the ones for US and Europe. (So nope, the exclusion of Japanese releases is not intentional. We love our readers equally, regardless of region and race.
Knights of the Nine Prepare for Battle
Bethesda Softworks has made a slight change to the release schedule of Knights of the Nine, the upcoming expansion for Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. The retail PC version (which includes all the DLC content updates currently released) will be sold in stores and run at $19.99. The Xbox360 version will be available through the Xbox Live Marketplace, will cost 800 points, and only includes the Knights of the Nine content. These two are slated to be released on November 21st. A retail Xbox360 update is not available at this time, but it is a possibility in the future.
The downloadable version for the PC containing only the Knights of the Nine content will be up for purchase at Oblivion Downloads 13 days later on December 4th for $9.99. All the updates will require the original Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion game to play.
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion scoops Golden Joysticks award
Role-playing fantasy game The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion has won the "Ultimate Game of the Year Award" at this year's prestigious Golden Joysticks and also picked up "Game of the Year" for both the Xbox and PC at the ceremony in central London.The Golden Joysticks awards, which are now in their twenty-fourth year, are awarded in 16 categories and are voted for by British gamers.