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Bethesda announces Elder Scrolls Anthology box set

Over the weekend, Bethesda announced that they will release an anthology box set for their phenomenally popular Elder Scrolls series.

Dubbed The Elder Scrolls Anthology, the box set contains The Elder Scrolls: Arena, The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall, The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind and its expansions Tribunal and Bloodmoon, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion and its expansions Knights of the Nine and Shivering Isles and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and its expansions Dawnguard, Hearthfire, and Dragonborn.

Enthusiasts might note that the box set does not include the many spin-offs such as Battlespire and Redguard – but we think Bethesda might want to forget about those. The set also includes a map for each game. It all comes packed in a rather nice looking collectible box, too.

The Elder Scrolls Anthology will be released in September for the PC and will set you back $US79.99.

Via Bethesda


Wolfenstein 3D returns to XBLA and PSN

Wolfenstein 3D
id Software’s groundbreaking first person shooter Wolfenstein 3D has returned to Xbox Live Arcade and PSN after being delisted in 2012.

Bethesda mouthpiece Pete Hines stated that the game’s delisting was due to the way the ESRB works. Essentially, a rating is issued to a publisher, not a product – so if a publisher purchases another company’s IP, they have to go through the ratings process all over again. Since Bethesda bought id Software and Activision was behind the previous Wolf 3D release, Bethesda had to cough up to have it re-rated.

Seems a bit archaic, no?


Doom 3: BFG Edition date and price revealed

Bethesda’s Doom 3: BFG Edition, the prettied up version of id Software’s 2004 hit, will be released on October 16 for North America and October 19 for Europe.

The package includes The Ultimate Doom, Doom II: Hell on Earth, remastered versions of Doom 3 and Doom 3: Resurrection of Evil and the new 7 level pack “The Lost Mission” and will set you back $US29.99 on the PC and $US39.99 on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

We look forward to getting our monster closet action on then.


Doom 3: BFG Edition announced

Bethesda has announced that they will be releasing an enhanced version of id Software’s 2004 hit Doom 3, entitled Doom 3: BFG Edition.

Doom 3: BFG Edition will give the game a partial makeover, giving the game’s visuals a slight spit and polish, along with adding 7 all new levels created for this version of the game. The Doom 3: Resurrection of Evil expansion pack will also be included. Of course, no Doom re-release is complete without ports of Doom and Doom II: Hell on Earth.

It will be interesting to see how this game runs on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, given that the history of idTech 4 games on those systems hasn’t exactly been rosy. We’ll find out when Doom 3: BFG edition releases later this year.


Celebrating 20 years of Wolfenstein 3D

Wolfenstein 3D is 20 years old, and Bethesda and id Software are celebrating by releasing the first-person shooter classic as a free browser-based game.

The iOS version, Wolfenstein 3D Classic Platinum, is also free on the App Store for a very limited time.

If free games were not enough, creator John Carmack has recorded a director’s commentary for a special The Bethesda Podcast where he reminisces about Wolfenstein 3D’s development.

You can play the browser game here, and watch Carmack’s video below. Happy birthday, Wolfenstein 3D!