The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Game of the Year Edition announced for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC. Will include both the expansion and downloadable content

The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind - Game of the Year EditionOne of the best-selling open-world western RPGs of all-time is without a doubt The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion from Bethesda and 2K Games. It was released last year for both the PC and Xbox 360 (at launch), and later ported to the Playstation 3 in March 07, the games have sold over 1.7 million copies.

And now Bethesda has announced that they are releasing a Game of the Year version of The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC. Like the Game of the Year edition that they released for The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind, the Oblivion edition will include the Shivering Isles Expansion Pack and the downloadable Knights of the Nine content.

The Shivering Isles expansion pack features over 30 hours of gameplay and allows you to explore an entirely new plane of Oblivion – the realm of Sheogorath, the Daedric Prince of Madness. Shivering Isles features a bizarre landscape split between the two sides – Mania and Dementia –filled with vast, twisting dungeons mirroring the roots of the trees they are buried within. Sheogorath himself looks to you to be his champion and defend his realm and its inhabitants from destruction as you discover all new items, ingredients, spells, and much more.

Knights of the Nine features an all-new faction and quests for noble characters and answers many of the questions surrounding the Ayleid ruins found throughout Oblivion. Players can join a new faction and found their own order of holy knights – leading them into battle against a sorcerer-king and his demonic minions while exploring massive dungeons and searching for legendary relics – the holy armor and weapons of the Divine Crusader.

Oblivion features a powerful combination of free-form gameplay, unprecedented graphics, cutting edge AI, character voices by acting legends Patrick Stewart, Sean Bean, Terrance Stamp, and Lynda Carter, and an award-winning soundtrack. Gamers can choose to unravel Oblivion’s epic narrative at their own pace or explore the vast world in search of their own unique challenges.