Yesterday we saw the news leak of an awesome looking Imperial Edition of The Elder Scrolls Online. Today, Bethesda has confirmed that it is indeed a real thing.
The Elder Scrolls Online Imperial Edition will be available in both digital and limited physical formats. Both standard and collector’s editions are now available for pre-order through participating retailers and pre-purchase from the game’s newly launched, online store.
In addition to a standard copy of the game, The Elder Scrolls Online Physical Imperial Edition will include:
- 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.
It is now available for pre-order at the price of $99.99 and is said to be “extremely limited in quantity.”
The Elder Scrolls Online Digital Imperial Edition will inculde a standard copy of the game and all digital content for the Physical Imperial Edition above and will retail for $79.99.
In addition, 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 DLC 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.
The Elder Scrolls Online will be available worldwide on April 4, 2014 for PC and Mac users. Versions for the PlayStation 4 system and the Xbox One are scheduled for release in June 2014.