The original The Elder Scrolls game that stated the acclaimed role-playing series that brought us Skyrim and the upcoming The Elder Scrolls Online could be seeing a re-release of some kind. An Australian Classification Board rating for The Elder Scrolls: Arena was spotted Monday.
Games.on.net received a tip on the Australian ratings page for The Elder Scrolls: Arena from a reader. It shows that the game was given a “M” (Mature) rating on April 9 under the “Computer Games” classification but not much more than that.
Update: Bethesda Softworks has responded by calling the listing on the Australian Classifications Board website a “clerical error.” There is no remake of The Elder Scrolls: Arena in the works.
It’s currently unknown if this new release of The Elder Scrolls: Arena is an HD remake, a port to smartphones and tablets or something else entirely. We have contacted Bethesda Softworks in the hope to find out more.
The Elder Scrolls: Arena was originally released in 1994 by Bethesda Softworks and set the stage for any of the game mechanics seen in the series today. This includes the first-person perspective, sword and sorcery combat and the large gameworld. The one feature that hasn’t survived is randomly generated terrain with the only way to travel between towns and dungeons being fast travel. It was also the only game to allow the player to travel to more than one province prior to The Elder Scrolls Online.
The original game is still available to download and play for free on the PC from The Elder Scrolls: Arena website.
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