Fighter’s Stronghold DLC (for FREE!), Shivering Isles for PS3, and other Elder Scrolls happenings

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First, I wanted to let you know that we are finally releasing the last piece of downloadable content we created for Oblivion. We had mentioned it a long, long time ago but we hadn’t released it, until now. Starting Monday, October 15 it will be available to download via Xbox Live (for Xbox 360) and elderscrolls.com (for PC). And, for one week, it will be free to anybody who wants to download it and play it. So mark it on your calendars and don’t forget.

Fighter’s Stronghold provides the last of four themed domiciles (along with Vile Lair, Thieves Den, and Wizard’s Tower) for the adventurer on-the-go. You inherit the rights to Battlehorn Castle, located on a lovely stretch of the Colovian Highlands, west of Chorrol. Dining Hall, barracks, wine cellar, training room, and your own private Shrine of Julianos. Update your castle furnishings, perhaps even a Dwemer Forge for the aspiring Armorer? Hire a taxidermist to tastfully decorate your new abode with trophies from your adventuring. You can read all about Fighter’s Stronghold here.

Since we’re talking about DLC, I thought I’d update you with what’s going on with the PS3 version of Oblivion. We are close, very close to working something out to bring Shivering Isles to PS3 owners. That may be in downloadable form via PSN, or as a standalone retail disc, or both. I can’t say definitively yet that it will happen, and I definitely can’t say when. But it’s looking good, and hopefully we’ll have good news soon. Don’t have anything I can tell you about any other DLC, but Shivering Isles is the one we get asked about all the time, so I at least wanted to update folks on that.

Next week sees the release of two other Elder Scrolls games. Shivering Isles Xbox 360 is coming to stores next week, so if you don’t have Xbox Live or waited to have your very own boxed copy, you’ll be able to pick that up next week in stores. The boxed copy of Shivering Isles does also come with Knights of the Nine as an added bonus. It does require a hard drive to play it, as well as the original Oblivion disc. If you don’t have original Oblivion, get the Oblivion Game of the Year Edition for Xbox 360 that came out a few weeks ago to get both in one box.

Also, Oblivion Game of the Year edition for PS3 is coming to stores next week. It includes Oblivion and the Shivering Isles expansion (plus Knights of the Nine, obviously, since that was included in original Oblivion PS3).

Reader Comments

  1. I was wondering if at all possible would you be able to put all of the DLC onto a disc for both xbox 360 and ps3 owners?

    I happen to have Oblivion game of the year edition for both systems actully.

    I have yet to have my 360 repaired but I had heard that oblivion runs better on ps3 so that is why I got it for the that system as well.

    So far I am a lil undecided as to which system does it better.

    But where I live I have been un-able to get either of my systems online and you mentioning about possible putting some of the DLC on a disc for PS3 owners had me thinking would you put all of the DLC onto a disc or discs for 360 and ps3?

    I can tell you right now I don’t care how much you’d charge for that becuase since I have not been able to get either of my systems online I am inclined to pay whatever the costs the discs would be just to get the DLC content for both systems.

    P.S.

    I am a big fan of the series also i have only played Morrowind and Oblivion thus far.

  2. I foolishly uninstalled the Fighter’s Stronghold DLC when I finished the core game last time, but I have recently started it up again and would like to install the Fighter’s Stronghold again. I just can’t find it anywhere now. The official obliviondownloads site is no more and there are no mirror sites hosting this DLC that I can find. Could you advise where I can download?

  3. So I didn’t really know how to get in direct contact with anyone at Bethesda so I’m sending this in hope that you will receive the message, I have an idea about a new RPG game and want some feedback on whether or not it’s a good idea. I thought about making an RPG game based on the Harry Potter novels. I was thinking something that would not involve the Harry Potter storyline just the world in which the books take place…tell me what you think

  4. will ps3 get oblivion updated with dlc and play in the newer 3D??
    I find the picture quality to be better on ps3 – will future games be 3D and at 1080P??

  5. It’s sad that bethsoft does not know how to convert the dlc’s to ps3. You would think they would love to make extra money by making the dlc’s available on psn for the ps3! Well anyway the ps3 will update to 3d after June 10, 2010.

  6. yes i had got the gthy edition and the expansion dont work could u tell me why or how i can get ti to work cuz i had tried evrything thank you.

  7. what is the deal with the special downloads and xbox only ? that is so unfair to ps3 owner who LOVE this game. when are we going to get the wizards tower and everything else ???

  8. Guys , i know skyrim is coming soon but I think that we should be getting DLC on ps3. Or if not could you at least give us some reasons ?

  9. I bought a new ps3 a month ago with the elderscrolls oblivion Game of The Year edition with the kights of the nine and shivering isles and i would like to know when the rest of the Down loadable content will be availble because i wish to have all the extras like the wizards tower methrune razor and the spell tomes for my game on the ps3 so when you know it will be availble for download [please email me asap

  10. a late comment but i was just wondering if all the other plug-ins (fighter’s stronghold, frostcrag spire etc.) will ever come out for ps3?

  11. When will you guys add all of the add ons to the ps3,?i got the 5th year anneversery edition and I tried to find battale horn castle but all I found were ogres and trolls

  12. I picked up the 5th anniversary edition of Oblivion & would like to know if it contains ALL DLC content? Such as the wizard’s tower, fighter’s stronghold, horse’s barding, the pirates cove and all the rest the Xbox 360 has!?! Where is the love for the PS3 Bethesda? Is it there n I just have not found it yet? I did find the cove but can’t get in? Someone please help me understand this? Thanks.