The Elder Scrolls Arena

The first game establishing the Elder Scrolls series. The Tamriel universe in the game was first created by the developers who previously played role playing games in pen and paper format.

It was rumoured that during development all 'arena combat' had to be cut from the game, but since the print and marketing materials had already been produced featuring the name 'Arena', the creators developed a background story to account for this - that the 'Empire of Tamriel' was so violent, it had been nicknamed the Arena.

The full game was re-released by Bethesda in 2004 as a free download, celebrating the 20th anniversary of The Elder Scrolls.

Platform : IBM PC
Format : Bethesda Softworks
Publisher : Bethesda Softworks
Authors : Bethesda Softworks
Date : 25th March 1994

Other Software by Bethesda Softworks:

Item Manufacturer Platform Format Date
The Elder Scrolls Arena Bethesda Softworks IBM PC 3.5" floppy disk 25 Mar 1994

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This exhibit has a reference ID of CH59150. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.
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