It might be time for the people of Tamriel to bring their “HERO OF KVATCH!” banners out of storage.

With paint still drying on the walls of Vault 101, Bethesda executive Paul Oughton hinted yesterday at the impending release of a new Elder Scrolls title, while simultaneously giving Wii owners a little kick in the shins:

“At the moment we’ve got Fallout 3 for this year and potentially there’s a new Elder Scrolls title in 2010.  At the moment we’re not that interested in the Wii. We’re going to stick to PS3, Xbox 360 and PC. We’ll continue to pursue three or four titles a year and go for big titles.”



This comes as no huge surprise, as Bethesda’s Elder Scrolls: Oblivion sold nearly three million PC and 360 copies in its first year before porting to PS3.  While enemy-leveling, floaty melee combat, and questionable voice acting remain popular topics amongst Oblivion detractors, few developers have pulled off such an immersive open world experience, so it’s great to hear that the franchise is pushing ahead for a 2010 release.

In the same interview, Oughton labeled Wii owners as doomed and mindless slaves to Nintendo’s pied piper marketing schemes.  I’m only half kidding.