E3 '07: Oblivion GOTY edition announced

Bethesda's epic PC, 360, and PS3 RPG will be getting a special Game of the Year edition that will include both expansion packs.

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SANTA MONICA, Calif.--Bethesda Softworks' open-world role-playing game The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion will be joining its processor Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind in the Game of the Year edition club. In September, PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3 GOTY editions of the game will hit retail in North America. The new version will include the original game, expansion pack The Shivering Isles, and the extra content pack The Knights of the Nine. The GOTY edition is $59.99 for 360 and PS3 and $49.99 for PC and will be rated M for Mature like the original game.

Oblivion was released in April 2006 on the 360 and PC, and in March 2007 on the PlayStation 3. The fantasy RPG starts with the main character escaping from prison only to find his native realm of Cyrodiil overrun with Daedra, demonic creatures from the realm of Oblivion. The protagonist then allies with the late emperor's illegitimate son, who is determined to rid the world of the aforementioned hellish invasion.

The expansion pack The Shivering Isles added the realm of Sheogorath, ruled by the Daedric prince of madness. It contained around 30 extra hours of gameplay, as well as new creatures, dungeons, and quests. Knights of the Nine contained extra content including the titular faction and new quests, weapons, and armor.

For more information on The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, check out GameSpot's full reviews of the original game and the Shivering Isles expansion.

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