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'Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind' - New Release Date

by Thomas on April 19, 2002 @ 1:39 p.m. PDT

Ubi Soft Entertainment announced today that it will be moving up the European release dates for the highly anticipated role-playing game, The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind, by Bethesda Softworks. The PC CD-ROM version will be available in May, whilst the European release date for the Xbox version is still to be finalised.

Door to the World of Morrowind Opens Earlier in Europe

Ubi Soft to introduce a two-stage release for Europe

In order to meet the demands of its European consumers, Ubi Soft will undertake a two-stage release. In certain countries a semi-localised version of Morrowind will be released in May, with a fully localised version to follow in August. This will allow all European consumers to purchase the game in May, whilst fans in Germany and France will have the additional option of waiting until August for a release of a fully localised version.

Some special news for the Nordic fans of The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind™, is that Ubi Soft Entertainment Nordic has decided to release The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind™ Collectors Edition at the same time as the US release.

Commenting on the decision for the release of Morrowind, Thomas Petersen, Group Brand Manager for Ubi Soft Entertainment stated: “By introducing a two-stage release, we hope to meet the unprecedented demand from fans that want to play Morrowind as soon as possible, but also deliver a perfectly localised version for those that can wait till August. For a gaming universe featuring over a million words, full translation poses quite a task!”

About The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind™:
The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind is the third chapter in the epic, award-winning RPG series and a game destined to redefine the genre by presenting the most detailed virtual world ever created. More than five years have passed since the release of the last epic computer role-playing game set in the rich fantasy universe of The Elder Scrolls. Now the acclaimed series that includes Arena™ (1994 RPG of the year) and Daggerfall® (1996 RPG of the year) is poised to take the gaming world by storm again.

The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind is an epic, open-ended single-player game where you create and play any kind of character you can imagine. You can choose to follow the intriguing main storyline, or set off to explore the huge province of Morrowind and the many interesting people and exotic locations it contains. Vast cities and remote villages dot the landscape, each with its own unique look and feel. Hundreds of quests and adventures await as you interact with characters and learn more.

With Morrowind, the unparalleled Elder Scrolls character system is coupled with the gaming world's richness of detail and level of visual splendor. Utilizing the latest in 3D technology, Morrowind will feature hyper-realistic textures and polygon counts, real-time shadows, vast landscapes, skeletal based animation, and a complete weather system.

For more information visit www.elderscrolls.com.

About Bethesda Softworks®:

Headquartered in Rockville, Maryland, Bethesda Softworks Inc. (http://www.bethsoft.com) is a developer and publisher of entertainment software. Bethesda is the entertainment software division of ZeniMax Media Inc., and has published numerous award-winning titles, including The Elder Scrolls® series, the Terminator series, and Sea Dogs®. Bethesda Softworks’ full product line spans the sports, racing, RPG, strategy and action genres. For more information, visit the Bethesda Softworks Web site at www.bethsoft.com.

About Ubi Soft:

Ubi Soft Entertainment produces and publishes interactive games worldwide. The group is a leader in its field, and offers a diversified product range that is constantly growing. Ubi Soft develops its own products, and also works with famous developers. The group’s ambition is to supply the public with games of excellent quality that allow the sharing of thrilling experiences. Set up in 1986, Ubi Soft has a presence in 20 countries, including the United States, Canada, Germany and China. The group distributes its own products and those of other publishers in more than 50 countries. In the 2000-2001 financial year, its sales reached 260 million euros, an increase of 39.4% over the previous year, with net earnings of 4.6 million euros. http://corp.ubisoft.com

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