Bethesda’s The Elder Scrolls Online Imperial Edition is Swanky
If you’re the premium-buying sort, you could do worse than the $100 The Elder Scrolls Online Imperial Edition.
Bethesda unlocked its seriously big TESO box this morning, revealing a foot-tall Molag Bal statue (complete with in-hand slave!), a 224-page illustrated guide to Tamriel, a map, and a ton of in-game goodies. It’s up for pre-order starting today, including over at the just launched TESO Online Store. Here’s the full TESO Imperial Edition feature set:
- 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.
If you do dip into pre-order waters, either with the standard edition of TESO or the swanky Imperial Edition, Bethesda will also throw in The Explorer’s Pack bonus at launch, which includes: a Scuttler vanity pet, four bonus treasure maps, and “the ability to play as any of the nine races in any Alliance.” Evidently those who don’t pre-order will have their Alliance race choices limited.
One more thing: if you pre-order TESO (standard or otherwise) through Bethesda’s new store, they’ll throw in a five day early access head start. Get a cinematic look at what you’ll be exploring in the lengthy new CGI trailer below: