Bethesda Softworks Announces
Morrowind Game of the Year Edition for Xbox
New title offers expanded content for
Morrowind fans and newcomers alike
May 12, 2003 (Rockville, MD) - Bethesda Softworks®
today announced that it will release a Morrowind Game of the
Year (GotY) edition for the Xbox video game system
from Microsoft that will include the original version of its award-winning
RPG The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind®, along with content
from the two Morrowind expansions: Tribunal and Bloodmoon.
This new product will allow gamers to continue their existing
games of Morrowind and experience the new quests and areas offered
by the expansions, while players who have never played the Best
RPG of 2002 can experience Morrowind on Xbox for the first time
with all of the added content.
Morrowind was the best-selling and most highly
acclaimed RPG for Xbox in 2002, earning Game of the Year and Best
RPG awards from numerous publications and sites, including Official
Xbox Magazine, Gamespot, Team Xbox, and Xbox Evolved.
"This is something the Xbox community has been
and it's finally coming," said Todd Howard,
executive producer for The Elder Scrolls® series. "Players
can take their existing characters and continue their adventures
in a new product, which is a first for a console game like this."
An epic, open-ended single-player RPG, Morrowind allows you to create and play any kind of character imaginable.
You can choose to follow the main storyline and find the source
of the evil blight that plagues the land, or set off on your own
to explore strange locations and develop your character based
on their actions throughout the game. Featuring stunning 3D graphics,
open-ended gameplay, and an incredible level of detail and interactivity,
Morrowind offers a gameplay experience like no other.
In Tribunal, you journey to the capital city
of Morrowind, called Mournhold, to meet the other two god-kings
of Morrowind, Almalexia and Sotha Sil. Your journey will lead
you to the Clockwork City of Sotha Sil and massive, epic-sized
dungeons, where strange and deadly creatures await you, including
goblins, lich lords, and the mysterious Fabricants.
Bloodmoon takes you to the frozen Island
of Solstheim where you'll experience snow, blizzards, and new
creatures, including frost trolls, ice minions, and wolves
to name a few. You'll have a choice of stories to follow and have
the opportunity to defend the colony, take control over how the
colony is built up, and eliminate the werewolves. Or, you can
decide to join the werewolves and become one of them, opening
up a whole new style of gameplay.
"This solution allows us to cater to those
who already own Morrowind for Xbox and want new quests,
new areas to explore
new things to do and see," said
Vlatko Andonov, president of Bethesda Softworks. "At the
same time, if you've never played Morrowind you have the
opportunity to fully experience the original game as well as a
wealth of new things to see and do
all in one box."