Details about the Skyrim Collector’s Edition were announced at QuakeCon a few days ago.
The Collector’s Edition will set you back $149.99 (US), €149.99 (Europe), £129.99 (UK), or A$199.99 (Australia). It is available for Xbox 360, PS3, and PC.
The Collector’s Edition will contain the game, a cloth map of the world (which anyone who pre-orders the game will get), “The Making of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim” DVD, “The Art of Skyrim” book,and a 12 inch statue of Alduin (the World Eater dragon).
The statue of Alduin is 12 inches tall and made of high-quality PVC material. According to press release notes, the dragon is modeled after the game’s 3D files, and is perched on top of one of Skyrim’s “dragon walls” (the walls that teach the player the language of the dragons).
The “Making of” DVD that goes behind the scenes of Skyrim’s development and includes interviews with the Bethesda Game Studios team that tell you about all the steps involved in creating Skyrim as well as give insight on the gameplay, story, and history of the Elder Scrolls franchise.
The official art book of Skyrim is over 200 pages long and includes full-color illustrations, models, and sketches. With a foreword written by Todd Howard himself, as well as commentary by Bethesda artists, the book will be sure to guide you through all the art styles used in the game. “The Art of Skyrim” is 9 by 12 inches, perfect for your coffee table.
The cloth map is available to anyone who pre-orders the game, not just the collector’s edition. It is reportedly made of high quality cloth material and has a copy of the ingame map on it.
The Collector’s Edition is currently only available for pre-order through select retailers in North America, Europe, and Australia. Bethesda warns that quantities are “extremely limited”, so if you plan on purchasing the collector’s edition it would be better to do it sooner rather than later.