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Happy 15th Anniversary, Oblivion!

Today marks not only the first day of Spring, but also the 15th anniversary of Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. While Morrowind was the game that saved Bethesda, Oblivion was the one to really put them on the map as a mainstream developer. It's 2006 release introduced millions to the Elder Scrolls universe, and reinvigorated the lore community with many new topics of discussion from both in and out of game sources.

To commenorate this occasion, Bethesda has allowed us to exclusively release seven high definition concepts of the Oblivion realm itself. While these previously appeared in the Japanese game guide and in the Oblivion Collector's Edition documentary, this is the first time they are available online in HD glory. (As usual, please do not redistribute these without explicit permission from us and from Bethesda).

Check them out below, or head to our Oblivion Concept Art gallery to see all collected concepts.

Oblivion Citadel

Deadlands landscapes

Citadel and Gate

This image appeared in the Making Of video, and is labeled as "Molag Bal's Oblivion." It is not clear how this realm was supposed to feature in the game.

kingarthur09's picture
Joined: 06/28/2010

Happy 15th, Oblivion! Oblivion is my all-time favorite game. It's the game that got me into RPGs in the first place. Something about the medieval world mixed with fantasy just spoke to me and I fell in love with it. Also, that soundtrack. As much as I generally hated going into the Oblivion gates, I can't deny how cool they are. Thanks for the concept art.