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Submitted by Gwynne Dixon on August 8 2011 - 13:46

Those willing to fork out an additional £80 get an art book, statue, and making-of DVD...

For those of you who missed it, Bethesda unveiled The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim's Collector's Edition at QuakeCon over the weekend alongside 30-minutes of leaked footage from the game, and now the publisher's UK arm has dished out details on the CE's release over here.

A retail price of £129.99 has been nailed down for the Collector's Edition, which is a touch on the pricey side considering what's on offer (statue, art book, and making-of DVD). When you weigh-up the fact that Batman: Arkham City's Collector's Edition is being priced at £69.99 and includes a Kotobukiya Batman statue, exclusive in-game items, the soundtrack and art book, you do have to ask where the further £60 is going with Skyrim.

No doubt Bethesda will be quick to point towards the quality of the art book and statue as reasons for the high price tag. Modelled directly from in-game digital files, the statue depicts the Skyrim dragon, Alduin The World Eater perched atop one of the game's many dragon walls and modelled in high-quality PVC. The art book, on the other hand, is a 200-page hardback with a foreword by Todd Howard, Skyrim's Director.

Bethesda's DVD documentary looks pretty handy too with plenty of exclusive behind-the-scenes footage and interviews. UK retailers, GAME and Gamestation are the only two participating stores for this Collector's Edition over here, and it's available for Xbox 360, PS3, and PC.

The premium quality world map of Skyrim had already been announced as a pre-order incentive for the game, so if you're not too bothered by the art book, DVD and statue but definitely want to buy the game when it releases on November 11th, then a standard pre-order is the way to go.

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By: Anonymous

Added:Sat 22nd Sep 2012 07:55, Post No: 48

The contents are really good…

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By: Anonymous

Added:Sun 11th Dec 2011 03:21, Post No: 47

Pretty good, but not perfect by any means. Graphics are superb and content is plenty however the game is still plagued with issues even after the last patch. Too many NPC's in the game are immortal and that takes a whole lot out of the game. If there are npcs in the game who are immortal then the citizens of skyrim should send these immortal souls out to fight the dragons and wage war. Dragons are unbelievably weak while city guards are unbelievably powerful? Mmm K! On the ps3 the weapon racks and plaques are still unusable post patch and this is something that has been brought up by countless people since day one. Some spells don't work properly such as "Fury". Some side quests lack clear guidance or give none at all, have no title, and completed portions of the these certain quests cannot be referenced in your completed quests log. Enemy bodies disappear, float, fall through the earth, or get stuck in objects. You can glitch kill in just about every single encounter including dragon battles. The enemy seemingly gets confused, can't climb or jump to reach you, or for unknown reasons flee from combat allowing execution style kills and cheap shots. Perhaps one of the only challenges in the game is battling the city guard which reaps no reward and gains you faction with noone which doesn't seem or feel accurate. Infact I am willing to go out on a limb and say the game is far FAR more scripted then Oblivion ever tried to be and as far as replayablity doesn't measure up to Oblivions replayability respectably speaking. Never the less I own the game and play it often, a masterpiece in its own ways. It is a product of hard work, imagination, creativity, and passion and it stands proudly as a crowning jewel in the Fantasy RPG genre.


By: Tom Hampson

Added:Thu 08th Dec 2011 23:06, Post No: 46

The grammer is fine anon... I thought that the less than perfect game engine and rag doll effects make the Bethesda games have a lot of charm. 


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By: Anonymous

Added:Thu 17th Mar 2011 19:41, Post No: 45

I hope you can actually play after the main quest. Please bethesda not like fallout 3, and nv.


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By: Anonymous

Added:Tue 01st Mar 2011 15:48, Post No: 44

You guys really suck with grammar!!!!


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By: Anonymous

Added:Mon 17th Jan 2011 10:35, Post No: 43

they should have a hard to find desert eagle in tes5


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By: Anonymous

Added:Fri 07th Jan 2011 16:32, Post No: 42

Its been 5 years finally! Buying on the first day.


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By: Anonymous

Added:Mon 20th Dec 2010 03:29, Post No: 41

Lol this comes out on my birthday!

 


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By: Anonymous

Added:Sun 19th Dec 2010 01:52, Post No: 40

spam/lighters in my a**


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By: Anonymous

Added:Sun 19th Dec 2010 01:51, Post No: 39

and agin d**n


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