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Unsurprising: Oblivion on way to cancellation

The mysterious Elder Scrolls Travels game that was supposedly in development for PSP has been considered vaporware for quite some time. Now, Kotaku is reporting that GameStop stores are calling the unfortunate few that pre-ordered the game, telling them that the game is canceled.

This comes as unsurprising news, especially when one considers the incredible lack of news surrounding the title. Although GameStop is saying the game is dead, Bethesda still refuses to comment on the game. "We haven't changed our stance that we are not talking about this title right now," says Pete Hines, V.P. of Marketing and Public Relations at Bethesda.

Rumor: Oblivion finally put to rest

After an incredibly underwhelming first appearance, the PSP version of Oblivion has disappeared. Constant delay after delay on retailer websites suggested troubled development, and if Kotaku's rumor can be believed, it appears the game is finally canned.

We can't say we'd be too shocked or too saddened by the loss of Oblivion on PSP. It wasn't shaping up to be anything like its console counterparts, and there's much better looking games to look forward to instead.

[Thanks, Joe!]

Will Oblivion ever come out?

Happy 10th un-birthday, Duke Nukem Forever! As we "celebrate" your un-life, we want to think about a PSP game with an analogous development time: Oblivion. CVG reminds us that the title was supposed to launch by now, possibly in time for the recent PS3 release. They contacted Ubisoft for some word on whether or not the title was actually still in development, but they received a noncommittal "no comment."

Gamestop's release date for the title continues to shift, having moved from last year to this, from April to September, back to April, and now December. Do you think Oblivion will ever come out for our system?

Oblivion's release date continues to flip flop

Oblivion gets a huge delay? Or not. The PSP version of Oblivion was supposedly pushed back to September, much to the dismay of many. Now, it looks like the release date has been pushed back up to April, even though we haven't seen much (if anything) about the game. Personally, I wouldn't mind a delay: it seems like the PSP version needs as much time and work as possible.

[Thanks, Raviv!]

Oblivion gets a huge delay

Supposedly, the PSP version of Oblivion was supposed to come out next month. But, considering the complete lack of updates on this highly anticipated game, we were skeptical, to say the least. Looks like the game's been pushed back ... all the way to September. GameStop is reporting the ship date as 9/3, a delay as massive as the game itself. Hopefully, this will go a long way in improving its quality.

[Via 1UP]

PSP wins best handheld game award; DS gets family nod

The 24th annual Golden Joysticks awards were awarded on Friday. Unlike many other awards, the Golden Joysticks are voted for by the fans. Nintendo DS fans will be comforted to know their handheld took the "Family Game of the Year" and "Girl's Choice" awards with their pet simulator Nintendogs. However, PSP fanboys will be glad to know that we got... well, an award that really matters: the "Handheld Game of the Year." It was awarded to the impressive Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories (whose sequel is coming out in just a few days).

The "Game of the Year" award went to a non-PSP game, Oblivion. But wait, we're getting that too. I guess Nintendo fans can just enjoy yet another version of Nintendogs.

[Via DS Fanboy]

Oblivion: first magazine scan found

The November issue of OPM has exclusive details of the upcoming PSP version of Oblivion. The scans of the game look not too shabby... it looks a heck of a lot better than the N-Gage Elder Scroll's game. According to the article, the PSP version of Oblivion will be "a very different game with a different story line... it has the experience of the dungeon romp. It doesn't have wide-open, wander-the-landscape kind of stuff."

Even though the game's functionality seems a little stripped down, Obivion for PSP will still feature a character creation system, and 18 of the original game's 21 skills. The controls are going to be simplified, of course, and the designers cite Metroid Prime as a source of inspiration, which is only a good thing.

Check out the full magazine scan, if you like, or buy the issue when it hits newsstands.

[Via E-mpire Forum]

Rumor becomes reality: Oblivion travels to PSP

Back in April, PSP Fanboy unearthed a huge rumor: Oblivion was coming to the PSP. When the game started to appear on EB Games' website, we knew that something was going to be made, although some of you thought we were "deluded." Well, looks like we were right: 1UP has confirmed the existence of a new PSP game entitled Elder's Scrolls Travels: Oblivion. The game will have similar gameplay to the Xbox 360 (and now PS3) version of the game, but will take place in a new setting.

This sounds like great news. Considering how powerful the PSP hardware is, I'm sure it'll be better than the previous Elder's Scrolls Travels game, which appeared exclusively on the N-Gage (pictured above).

[Via Joystiq; Thanks, Silver R. Wolfe!]

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