Wednesday, 29 January 2014

VIDEO GAME NEWS: Elder Scrolls Online releases a Special Edition and a new Cinematic Trailer - Bethesda

Hail Mighty Readers and Followers of the Calloused Thumbs,
Our friends at Bethesda let us know about a couple of things to do with the forthcoming Elder Scrolls Online.

Firstly the announcement of a new cinematic trailer:


And secondly about the forthcoming limited edition title:
"We’re pleased to announce The Elder Scrolls Online Imperial Edition -- a premium collector’s edition for the highly-anticipated The Elder Scrolls Online. This edition will be made available in digital and limited physical formats and are now available for pre-order through participating retailers and pre-purchase from the newly launched, official online store -

 The Elder Scrolls Online Physical Imperial Edition includes:
  • Molag Bal Statue. A 30.5 cm 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 53.3 cm x 66 cm 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.
The Physical Imperial Edition is extremely limited in quantity and available for pre-order through participating retailers for £89.99.
The Elder Scrolls Online Digital Imperial Edition includes the base game and all digital content outlined for the Physical Imperial Edition above and retails for £69.99.

All those who pre-order or pre-purchase either the Imperial Edition or the Standard Edition in physical or digital formats will also receive The Explorer’s Pack bonus at launch, which includes: Scuttler vanity pet, four bonus treasure maps, and the ability to play as any of thenine races in any Alliance.

Early Access bonuses will also be offered to those pre-ordering or pre-purchasing a PC/Mac version. A five (5) day early access bonus will be offered to those who pre-purchase the Digital Imperial Edition or the Digital Standard Edition through The Elder Scrolls Online Store. Additional early access programs are also available through participating retailers."

Currently there is no news on a limited edition for either of the next gen consoles.

Elder Scrolls Online is released:
PC: 04/04/14  
Mac: 04/04/14  
Xbox One: June 2014  
PS4: June 2014  

We'll see you on the field on honour,  

Gareth and Lady Eleanor

1 comment:

David said...

Not to rain on your parade, but my experience tells me that MMORPGs that will run on game consoles as well as on computers are usually very disappointing compared with MMORPGs that run only on PCs(Macs).