Game An Elder Scrolls Legend: Battlespire

An Elder Scrolls Legend: Battlespire
Developer: Bethesda Softworks

Engine: XnGine

Platform: MS-DOS

Release date: November 1997

Genre: Action role-playing

Mode: Single-player, multiplayer

Distribution: CD-ROM



An Elder Scrolls Legend: Battlespire

An Elder Scrolls Legend: Battlespire is an action role-playing open world video game developed and published by Bethesda Softworks, set in the world of The Elder Scrolls.

In Battlespire (named so after the training facility for battlemages), the player takes the role of an apprentice who, on the day of his final test, discovers that an army of Daedra led by Mehrunes Dagon has invaded and killed nearly everyone. On top of that, his partner is being held captive by Mehrunes Dagon himself. Over the course of seven levels, the player must travel through various realms of Oblivion to reach Mehrunes Dagon, defeat him and escape back to Tamriel.

Following the release of Daggerfall, work began on three separate projects all at once: Battlespire, Redguard, and Morrowind, for it had become clear that the gaming audience hungered for more games, more often. Battlespire, originally titled Dungeon of Daggerfall: Battlespire, was the first of the three to be released, on November 30, 1997.

Originally designed as an expansion pack for Daggerfall, Battlespire focused on what Bethesda has since called "the best part of Daggerfall": dungeon romping. Battlespire would be smaller in scope than previous titles and would feature "intense level design". It was also to offer multiplayer gaming,player versus player deathmatch, as it were - the only series title to do so. Later in development, Morrowind was put on hold, and its staff transferred over to Battlespire and Redguard. Battlespire was repackaged as a stand-alone game, and sold as An Elder Scrolls Legend: Battlespire.


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