Oblivion expansion revealed

Shivering Isles due for release in Spring 2007 will feature new lands, quests, foes, and 30 hours of gameplay.

The first official expansion pack is on its way for the hugely popular The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, report British gaming magazines PC Gamer and PC Zone. The title has already spawned one add-on big enough to be sold on its own in The Knights of the Nine.

Titled The Shivering Isles, the first full Oblivion expansion will add a whole new land to explore. The Isles, which are also known as the Realm of Madness, will be divided into a northern area (Mania) and a Southern area (Dementia). A town called Split on the Mania-Dementia border has two of every citizen, and one of the quests will be to solve this doppelganger mystery.

The Shivering Isles are reachable through a door set in a strange statue and located on a small island that appears in the water in Niben Bay near Bravil. Players will be able to move between Cyrodiil--the realm of the original Oblivion--and the Shivering Isles freely.

The expansion will contain more than 30 hours of new gameplay with branching quest storylines, and the landscape itself will change according to the decisions players make during their adventures. There will also be new creatures, dungeons, and quests. Two of the new monsters include a Gatekeeper, a golem-style creature made up of stitched together body parts, and the Knights of the Order, which are made from tree roots.

Released in November, the boxed PC edition of Knights of the Nine featured a new multipart quest, as well as all of the game's previous pay-per-download updates. The Knights of the Nine was also released on the Xbox 360 as a download available through the Xbox Live Marketplace and will be included in the PlayStation 3 edition of Oblivion when it releases later this year. Neither magazine mentioned whether or not the expansion pack content would be available on other platforms.

A spokesperson for Bethesda Softworks confirmed the expansion's existence but declined to reveal further details at this time.

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373 comments
lordoakwind
lordoakwind

If everyone says Oblivion is the best . Than Why can't I cross the Border Zones like its morrowind. Please show me the way across all zones and I will say it is the best. Thank you , Lordoakwind

chechak7
chechak7

OBLIVION IS THE BEST and it have expansion this is great lets move on guys ..goooooooooooo

Velazkid
Velazkid

i agree with gamemaster OBLIVION IS THE BEST!! (they censored the s word) and no knights of the nine was not an expansion duuuuuuhhhhh!!! no offense but that was pretty dumb lunar dragoon WOOT!

andrew_ribbons
andrew_ribbons

Who cares if it doesn't come to the 360? You guys are getting Halo 3 early, you can't have EVERYTHING.

PaverPopPC
PaverPopPC

Okay, this is very annoying. "I HOPE IT COMES FOR THE 360!.!.!." This deserves the just shut up award. Yeah, I'm excited, Knights of the Nine was a sweet "quest" basically and I hope SI can add on that. But seriously, why would Bethesda screw the 360, it came out for both the PC and 360, so just stop. Geez

doom527
doom527

Just Wondering But Did Anyone Read Anything The Bethesda Said About Knights Of The Nine ? It Is Not An Expansion, But A Large Plug-In The Shivering Islands Is Too Be The Fist Expansion.

gamemaster1707
gamemaster1707

I love Oblivion its my favorite game... I have it for the Xbox360

Lunar_Dragoon
Lunar_Dragoon

Knights of The Nine was indeed an expansion, but was more of a sample to tide us over until this was ready(At least in my opinion). We can expect this to indeed be a truly interesting expansion if their claims about our actions affecting the world are true.

_Sam_
_Sam_

I thought that The Knights of the Nine was the expansion :?

zarkia
zarkia

ooh, this looks good. i had wondered if there would be a real expansion, and it seems there is. woo!!

Chef_Bretz
Chef_Bretz

Great news. Please put this fantastic new expansion on retail for the 360.

masterobi90
masterobi90

Why couldn't they release it EARLIER?!

AceCometh
AceCometh

I received my latest Xbox magazine and it had an interview with Bethesda reps stating on the demo disk that it WILL be on the Xbox 360. That's all I'm concerned about. The screen shots they showed looked awesome. I'll be getting it the moment it becomes available.

reckeweg
reckeweg

This is quite possibly the greatest game I have ever played. I can't ever seem to pull myself away from it. I've logged easily over 7o hours on the game so far and I have barley touched the main quest. Keep all the expansions and new material coming Bethesda, you have a loyal and dedicated follower here.

racerx737
racerx737

I love this game, I loved Morrowind before it and I love Oblivion now! I just wish you could design your own houses and own/design your own ships, that would be awesome!

Snake_shayan
Snake_shayan

I love this game! but if you look deeply! you'll find the game too boring! They gotta add something that improves the gameplay! not only new quests and foes and maps... know what I mean!?

grantd77
grantd77

Im so excited for this game. I cant wait and I just ordered Knights of the Nine so I will something to occupy me while I wait.

duck_watson
duck_watson

i will be really upset if this expansion is only for the pc! please bethesda make it an xbox 360 download!

Ice-Cube
Ice-Cube

Awsome! I'm still playing the Original and still deciding to get Knights of the Nine but this just might make me get both. Oblivion has great replay value, i have started over twice now and having soo much fun. Hope they add some decent stuff to this EP.

Dante565
Dante565

Nice cant even wait for the new material.

nocoolnamejim
nocoolnamejim moderator

Best news for the video game industry this year. The Next Gen's ONLY decent roleplaying game gets an expansion.

swordsman464
swordsman464

hooray another expansion i see one problem with being able to download on the 360: i suspect it will be very large, i might have to upgrade my computer and get oblivion and knights of the nine just for this expansion

UbeR_NooB_24
UbeR_NooB_24

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Dspan
Dspan

This is gonna be one of the roughest waits ever. I havent been this excited about a game since I was a kid.

blacktorn
blacktorn

This game is going to get as many expansions as the sims at this rate,although the previous downloadable content hasn't been big,it all add's up...

zeigzero
zeigzero

ok , i think i may wait for a GOTY. I know I want them all , but my 360 is acting up on me, so i'm hesitant to pay for any more downloads that I'll just lose when i inevitably have to replace it.

mark_c_128
mark_c_128

depends how much it costs and what other games i am playing

paradyme777
paradyme777

Awesome, I wonder if it'll have achievements. Sounds cool though

WestSideAzn
WestSideAzn

Sweet! I'm still playing the original game, and I'm thinking about getting 'Nine' but yeah, this expansion should be very interesting.

chrisdojo
chrisdojo

cool.... will probably skip this due to playing other games tho :(

Sanguis_Malus
Sanguis_Malus

Oblivion is cool but I never have time to play it, one day I will finish it fully. For now I must play my other games, maybe in the future I will have time to devote to completing Oblivion.

ftjx
ftjx

sounds cool..........

ParisSun
ParisSun

They will probably come out with a Game of The Year edition that will include all of the expansion packs.

S0DA_POPINSKI
S0DA_POPINSKI

Im sorry but with a game like oblivion who cares if you already have the 1000 points? I'll play this game for years. However I really hope that we can get all content downloadable In one download for like 20 bucks. I paid $70 + tax for collections edition and $20 for the book. Thats like $100 for one game. Of course Oblivion is long enough to make the $100 worth while hehe.

Eclipse83Lives
Eclipse83Lives

PS3 gets it all of it and the add ons in one game?? Is that what they ment?

Darius_Dante
Darius_Dante

Achievements are for idiots who want to whine about having more points than others... *hides behind anti-flame shield* :3

lobobizarro
lobobizarro

Sweet! I hope it can be downloaded like Knights was. Can't wait!

dennis8
dennis8

cant wait for this :D

linkme
linkme

I am just looking forward to getting my hands on the expansion so i can continue playing Oblivion.

AtomicEdge
AtomicEdge

Ronniexie: There probably will be achievements, the Kameo expansion gave a further 200 (?) achievement points, and seeing as this expansion will be sold in a box, I expect it will carry 1000 further gamer points.

judge__judy
judge__judy

I mostly care about achievements. It adds to the gameplay and give you a motive.

ronniexie
ronniexie

there will not be achievements for it. becuz all games are given 1000 achievement points and no more than that.