Bethesda Announces The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Collector’s Edition

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Bethesda Announces The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Collector’s Edition

Is exploring the embattled landscapes of Skyrim not going to be enough for you?  Will you need your very own Anduin god statue sitting next to you while battling him on-screen?  Fortunately for us, Bethesda Softworks has announced today the release of a collector’s edition for the highly anticipated The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. 

The limited collector’s edition will be available for pre-order for Xbox360, Playstation, and Microsoft Windows for $149.99 (US), €149.99 (Europe), £129.99 (UK), and A$199.99 (Australia).

What can you expect in this highly limited collector’s edition (besides your own Anduin statue)?  Read the official press release below.

BETHESDA SOFTWORKS ANNOUNCES
THE ELDER SCROLLS® V: SKYRIM™ COLLECTOR’S EDITION

August 5, 2011 (Rockville, MD) — Bethesda Softworks®, a ZeniMax® Media company, today announced that it will release a collector’s edition for the highly-anticipated The Elder Scrolls® V: Skyrim™. The limited collector’s edition will be available for Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, and Games for Windows and can be pre-ordered now through participating retailers in both North America, Europe and Australia.

In addition to including the highly-anticipated game, this premium version of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim also includes:

  • 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.

“We always say that we make the games we want to play. We can also say we create the collector’s editions we’d want to own,” said Pete Hines, VP of PR and Marketing for Bethesda Softworks.  “We all want one of these!”

The extremely limited Collector’s Edition will be available through pre-order and retails for $149.99 (US), €149.99 (Europe), £129.99 (UK), and A$199.99 (Australia).

Developed by Bethesda Game Studios, the makers of the 2006 and 2008 Games of the Year, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim reimagines and revolutionizes the open-world fantasy epic, bringing to life a complete virtual world open for you to explore any way you choose. Skyrim, which will be available worldwide on November 11, 2011, has already won numerous awards including Best Console Game and Best RPG from the official Game Critics Awards at E3 2011 and Wired.com believes it will be “one of the most sprawling, almost impossibly detailed game worlds ever created.”

The Elder Scrolls® V: Skyrim™ has not yet been rated by the ESRB.  For more information on The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, visit www.elderscrolls.com.

About Bethesda Softworks

Bethesda Softworks, part of the ZeniMax Media Inc. family of companies, is a worldwide publisher of premier interactive entertainment software. Titles featured under the Bethesda Softworks label include such blockbuster franchises as DOOM®, QUAKE®, The Elder Scrolls®, Fallout®, Wolfenstein®  and RAGE™.  Among the world’s top development studios creating titles for ZeniMax are Bethesda Game Studios, id Software, Arkane Studios, MachineGames Studios, Tango Gameworks and ZeniMax Online Studios. For more information on Bethesda Softworks’ products, visit www.bethsoft.com

About Bethesda Game Studios

Bethesda Game Studios is the award-winning development studio known around the world for its groundbreaking work on The Elder Scrolls series. Creators of the 2006 Game of the Year, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, and 2008 Game of the Year, Fallout 3, Bethesda Game Studios has earned its reputation as one of the industry’s most respected and accomplished game development studios. Bethesda Game Studios will release its next game, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, on 11.11.11. Skyrim earned numerous nominations and awards at this year’s E3, including being named ‘Best Console Game’  and ‘Best RPG’ by the official Game Critics Awards. For more information on Bethesda Game Studios, visit http://bgs.bethsoft.com.