Bethesda Softworks announced the The Elder Scrolls Online Imperial Edition on Wednesday. Along with this announcement came an epic eight minute long CG trailer.
The trailer shows a band of variously-adept individuals, including an elf with some impressive magic skills, fighting against some less-than-savoury characters. One of them being a large creature who appears to need some dental work.
In the Imperial Edition of the game you will find plenty of incentives to pre-order, and also some items which will boost your gaming experience.
The Imperial Edition is available in both digital and physical versions. The physical version gives you:
- Molag Bal Statue. A 12” statue featuring Molag Bal, Daedric Prince of domination and enslavement.
- The Improved Emperor’s Guide to Tamriel. A 224-page illustrated guide annotated by the Imperial scholar, Flaccus Terentius.
- Physical Map of Tamriel. A 21” x 26” printed map detailing Alliance-controlled zones and the ultimate conquest: Cyrodiil.
- Steelbook Packaging. A limited edition steel case decorated in the color of the Imperials.
- Exclusive Collection of Digital Content.
- Play as an Imperial: Become an Imperial and play in any Alliance. Gain unique bonuses, crafting styles, gear, and more.
- White Imperial Horse: Summon this Imperial mount and journey through Tamriel with speed.
- Mudcrab Vanity Pet: Explore Tamriel with a mudcrab pet scuttling along by your side.
- Rings of Mara: Complete the Ritual of Mara with a friend and receive an experience bonus when you play together.
With the digital edition you get everything above, apart from the physical items.
The physical edition retails for £89.99 ($99.99/€99.99), whilst the digital edition retails for £69.99 ($79.99/€79.99). If you pre-order you also receive The Explorer’s Pack at launch, which includes; Scuttler vanity pet, four bonus treasure maps, and the ability to play as any of the nine races in any Alliance. Not only that, if you pre-order the PC/Mac version you will be gifted a 5 day early access bonus.
The Elder Scrolls Online is set for release on April 4 2014 for PC and Mac, and June 2014 for Playstation 4 and Xbox One.
Beta sign up can be accessed here.
If you have a few minutes spare here's the eight minute trailer from Bethesda Softworks UK YouTube page.
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