Aug 5, 2011

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Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Collector’s Edition Detailed

Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Collector’s Edition Detailed

Gamers have been waiting for months on word from Bethesda of a special edition release for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, the latest installment in the studio’s long-running RPG franchise. This announcement finally came via game director Todd Howard, who confirmed the existence of a Skyrim Collector’s Edition at QuakeCon this afternoon. The Collector’s Edition will retail for $149.99 (US), €149.99 (Europe), £129.99 (UK), and A$199.99 (Australia). Fans can look forward to the following contents when the package arrives on November 11 for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC (descriptions from Bethesda Blog):

  • Alduin Statue: Created in conjunction with the IP Factory, this collector’s only statue stands 12” tall and is made of high quality PVC. Modeled from actual in-game 3D digital files, it showcases Alduin, the World Eater. He stands perched atop one the game’s many dragon walls that teach the player the lethal language of dragons.
  • ‘The Art of Skyrim’ Official Art Book: Featuring over 200 pages of striking, full-color illustrations, sketches and models, this stunning 9 3/8” x 12 1/8” coffee table book showcases the characters, creatures, environments, and weaponry of Skyrim. With a foreword by game director Todd Howard and commentary from Bethesda Game Studios artists, readers will be guided through the game’s iconic visual style.
  • ‘The Making of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim’ DVD This documentary DVD contains exclusive, behind-the-scenes footage, including interviews with the Bethesda Game Studios team as they take you from concept to creation and provide insights into the story, gameplay, setting, legacy of the Elder Scrolls franchise, and much more.

An image of the Collector’s Edition released at QuakeCon also revealed a cloth map of the Skyrim region to be included in the bundle.

Is $150 USD far too high of an asking price for what’s included? How do you feel about each of these bonuses? Let us know what you think in the Comments section below, and stay tuned to Vivid Gamer for more on The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim leading up to its long-awaited release this holiday season.

[Source: Bethesda Blog]