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

Bethesda Softworks today announced that it will release a Collector’s Edition for their highly-anticipated upcoming release, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. The limited Collector’s Edition will be available for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 computer entertainment systems, as well as Games for Windows. It can be pre-ordered now through participating retailers in 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 collectors 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.

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. It brings 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 believes it will be “one of the most sprawling, almost impossibly detailed game worlds ever created”.

“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!”

From the images supplied and the details listed, this sounds like a pretty neat package. I rarely ever purchase Collector’s Editions because I’m not someone who collects statues, and would normally rather put the extra money towards another game. Though, for those who love this type of stuff, it’s quite nice. Really classy-looking too. Though, regardless of which version I play, Skyrim is a must-own for me.