The Elder Scrolls® IV: Oblivion
Last Update: 10 Jan 2006
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THE BRITISH ARE COMING
BETHESDA GAME STUDIOS TAPS TOP INTERNATIONAL HOLLYWOOD
TALENT TO VOICE THE UPCOMING THE ELDER SCROLLS® IV: OBLIVION
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion to Feature Voice Performances by Patrick Stewart,
Sean Bean, and Terence Stamp
September 30, 2005 (Rockville, MD) - To create the perfect tone and timbre
for its upcoming epic role playing game, The Elder Scrolls® IV: Oblivion,
Bethesda Game Studios announced today an all-star voice cast of British
stage and screen legends. Developed for both the Xbox 360 videogame
and entertainment system from Microsoft and PC platforms, Oblivion is one
of the year's most highly-anticipated games and sequel to the best-selling
role playing game of 2002, Morrowind®.
Leading the lineup is Patrick Stewart, playing the role of the Emperor.
Stewart is best known among genre fans as Captain Jean-Luc Picard on
Star Trek: The Next Generation and as Professor Charles Xavier from
the X-Men feature films.
Providing the voice for the Emperor's lost son and heir to the throne is
Sean Bean. Bean skyrocketed to the public's attention as Lord Boromir
in the Academy Award-winning Lord of the Rings trilogy. While Oblivion
will be his first video game role, Bean is well known for starring in a
variety of films, including memorable roles in National Treasure, Goldeneye,
and Patriot Games.
"Oblivion is something unique, an epic entertainment experience unlike
anything I had seen before," said Bean. "I decided this was a project I
really wanted to work on creatively and I hope fans of the game enjoy
Terence Stamp will lend his talents to the game's heavy plot, a sinister
force bent on the destruction of Tamriel, the game's geographical setting.
Stamp starred in Star Wars: Phantom Menace as Supreme Chancellor Valorum
and as General Zod in the legendary Superman films. Oblivion is Stamp's
first foray into voice work for a video game.
"Having never done voice work for a video game before, I really had no
notion of what to expect," said Stamp. "Bethesda did a great job in providing
the tone and theme for the character and it was fun to give life to the villain
in the story, who is a very thoughtful man from a different line of kings who
seeks to realize his own vision for the empire."
Bethesda had previously announced that Lynda Carter would also be lending
her voice talents to the game. Best known for her starring role as the
crime-fighting superhero, "Wonder Woman," in the hit television series,
Carter has appeared in more than 50 television shows and films, including
this summer's hits, Sky High and Dukes of Hazzard.
"We wanted to work with voice talent that really captured the emotion
and drama of the game's story," said Todd Howard, executive producer for
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. "Quite honestly, we wrote the parts with
these individual actors in mind. It's an honor to have them lend their
talents to the project."
As the next chapter in the highly acclaimed and best-selling Elder Scrolls
series, Oblivion is a single-player game that takes place in Tamriel's
capital province, Cyrodiil. Gamers are given the task of finding the hidden
heir to a throne that sits empty, the previous emperor having been killed
by an unknown assassin. With no true Emperor, the gates to Oblivion (the
equivalent of hell in the world of Tamriel) open, and demons begin to
invade Cyrodiil and attack its people and towns. It's up to the player
to find the lost heir and unravel the sinister plot that threatens to
destroy all of Tamriel.
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion has not yet been rated by the ESRB.
According to this
the Australian release date for the game will be
March 2, 2006.
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