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Door To The World Of 'Morrowind' Opens Earlier In Europe

by Rainier on April 23, 2002 @ 2:14 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.
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.

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!"

Summary

  • In the UK and Scandinavia, an English language version will be released in May.
  • In Italy, Holland, and Spain, a semi-localised version will be available in May.
  • In France and Germany, a semi-localised version (translated manual with English in-game text and speech) will be available in May, and will be followed by a fully localised version in August.

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 the official webpage.

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