Lately, Collectors Editions for games have been becoming increasingly expensive and ever more elaborate. Now it’s not uncommon for a Collectors Edition to ser you back a whopping £80-100, thereby ensuring that you don’t eat for the rest of the year. But who gives a damn, because you’ll have a kick-ass statue to stare at while you starve. You gotta have your priorities straight.
Bethesda have decided that they’ll be jumping on board by wagon by announcing a Collectors Edition for the Elder Scrolls: Skyrim, but before I announce the price, let me first bamboozle you with Bethesda’s description of what you’ll be getting for your cold, hard cash.
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
It’s a hell of a package with the only real disappointment being no extra in-game content or strategy guide.
But now it’s time for the price: £129.99/$149.99.
Just take deep, slow breaths. You’ll be fine.
And for those interesting in such things, take a long, hard look at that price. Did you note as I did that the UK is once again getting shafted on the price?
Still, a 200-page art-book is a stunning addition for a lover of such things like myself, and it has a freaking dragon. A dragon! But £129.99.