The aquatic Art Deco dystopia of BioShock and the expansive medieval-themed fantasy world of Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion will amalgamate into one comprehensive game hitting store shelves early next month. The publisher 2K Games announced today that the bundle pack would be available at major US retailers on July 7 for a suggested retail price of $39.99 on the Xbox 360 and $29.99 for the PC.
Steam also announced yesterday that Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Game of the Year Edition is now available for download. The title is bundled with two previous expansions, Knights of the Nine and Shivering Isles, and costs $16.79. Along with the Elder Scrolls IV update, Steam released Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind Game of the Year Edition for $11.19, featuring the Bloodmoon and Tribunal expansions. Players may purchase a bundle of the two games for $25.19. The listed prices are part of a limited-time 20 percent weeklong discount that began yesterday for the Bethesda products.
All three games are commercially and critically acclaimed, with BioShock and Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion both shipping more than 1.5 million copies less than three weeks after release. GameSpot awarded BioShock and Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion its Editors' Choice award, and Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind has a composite Metacritic score of 89 for the PC and 87 for the Xbox. Metacritic is a sister site of GameSpot.
Video reviews for both BioShock and Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion are listed below.