Oblivion gets Shivering Isles this month

Bethesda Softworks confirms pricing and release date for Xbox 360 and PC expansions to open-ended role-playing game.

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It was barely two months ago that word first arrived of Bethesda Softworks' Shivering Isles expansion for The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, and the company hasn't said much about the project in the meantime, but this week it spilled its guts in the game's official forums. Responding to questions pulled from the forum community, the game's developers revealed a number of details about the expansion, from storyline minutiae to a release date and price.

Shivering Isles will be available "everywhere" for the PC and downloadable through Xbox Live on March 27, according to executive producer Todd Howard. The PC edition of the expansion can be purchased at retailers for $30, while Xbox 360 players will have to download it from the Xbox Live Marketplace for 2400 Microsoft Points ($30).

When asked about The Elder Scrolls V, Howard replied, "I wouldn't expect TESV any time soon, I can tell you that. We're very focused on Fallout 3 right now." He also said another download might be in the cards for Oblivion, but added the team has no plans to make another full expansion like Shivering Isles. The interview contained no mention of the PlayStation 3 version of Oblivion (confirmed for a March 20 release) and when--or if--it would receive the Shivering Isles expansion.

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