This is either something awesome or nothing at all. On April 9, the Australian Classification Board rated The Elder Scrolls: Arena and listed it as a multi-platform title. Dreamers are speculating that this indicates a HD re-make or maybe even a mobile port of the classic RPG could be coming down the pipes since Arena is already available on PC as a $0 download. Why re-release it there, right?

At the same time, we've seen a handful of games over the years get listed by this board or the ESRB that just never see the light of day. The ESRB crushed our souls in 2008 with an EarthBound for Wii listing in the US that never panned out, for example.

Arena was the game that kickstarted the franchise, and despite being brutal, it has its fans. We'll definitely stay tuned to any more developments and get any intel on this one to you when we can.

UPDATE: Bethesda PR has told Joystiq that "there is no new new version of the game coming." Apparently, the classification of multi-platform was a mix-up! Read more through that link.

[via, via Eurogamer]

  • Zdgames

    Hhhhoioooooooollllllllyyyyy crap yeeeeeesssss I played the hell out of this game as a kid... 6 hour dungeons? Send em my way I want to be terrified by this game again... Nothing beats arena except daggerfall...

  • cartmanthegreat135

    Elder scrolls on mobile? Sign me up!

  • riggysmalls

    Can we not "watch" this in the TA App?

  • JPhilipp

    Classy box art.

  • Robert McGovern

    On the iPhone, after the first 4 real comments, everything else (many screens worth) are like spam comments.

  • Robert McGovern

    Always wanted to play it but rarely spend time on my comp now, so an iOS version would be most welcome!

  • araczynski

    oh frack yeah, i was begging for this to happen for a few years now. this and the fact that a new Might & Magic RPG (not the RTS drivel) for the PC is in the works, makes this the best gaming news year i've had in a few years.

  • MegaManX4

    Would be an instant buy

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  • quickninja21

    This would have been great...

    If only...

  • Zdgames

    Nnnnnnnnnoooooooooooooooooo wwwwwwwwwhhhhhhhhhhyyyyyyu how could you Bethesda sniff sniff πŸ™

  • volcanopele

    Oblivion might be a tight fit given the file size constraints, but I look forward to the day I can play Morrowind on my iPad.

    • Zdgames

      Yea the best elder scrolls was still daggerfall though... To bad it dosent run well on iPhone...

  • Robert McGovern

    Just saw on Eurogamer the update that it was a "mix up", came to post here and saw you'd already updated the article πŸ™‚