Gamers across the land who were looking for an excuse to play Oblivion again have their hopes locked up in whispers of a Wii version. Swinging swords and castings spells would be a great breathe of new life into this modern classic. Bethesda Softworks commented today on those rumors that a revamped version of The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion is in the works for the Nintendo Wii.

"This time around we did Oblivion and again we designed a game that's really going to push some limits and would do the things we thought next-gen consoles might be able to do. When 360 dev kits were available, we did it on them because it was available. It's not really going to run on a Wii for example, but if it could we would put it there. Our philosophy is to make a game and make it available to as many people as possible. We're not looking to limit who can play a game. We want to make something that's fun and we want as many people as possible to play it." -- Bethesda public relations head Pete Hines

This isn’t that much of a disappointment though because not many people really gave the rumors much credibility. Oblivion exists on a scale that is obviously too great to be handled by Wii. This is of course to say, technical scale, as a game like The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess has a giant scope, but doesn’t force the system to render miles and miles of in-game space.

That said, it is sad that gamers whose only system is Wii, will not be able to experience Bethesda’s masterwork. Just remember that it’s for the best, a Wii version would be severely watered down, like watching Hulk Hogan on Thunder in Paradise.

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