If you haven’t already seen it (I posted it on Google+ last week, didn’t have official details at the time), The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Collector’s Edition was unveiled which will be available for PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
The major problem with the collector’s edition is that it’s stupidly overpriced, a big plastic dragon and 200 page art book does not justify a £129.99 price tag, yeah the dragon is a very nice model, but seriously, it’s not worth such a high price.
“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!”
- Alduin Statue. Created in conjunction with the IP Factory, this collector’s only statue stands 30.5cm tall and is made of high quality PVC. Modelled 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-colour illustrations, sketches and models, this stunning 23.8cm x 30.8cm 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.
If you have too much money, either donate to MentalGamers for hosting costs (or a nice PC if you wanted more PC reviews 😉 ) or pre-order Skyrim from GAME.