Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Premium Edition Leaked on Amazon [Updated]
Continuing Amazon’s tradition of leaking game announcements ahead of their supposed time, Amazon.de recently published a listing for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Premium Edition for PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360. The contents of the premium edition reportedly include a physical world map, an exclusive t-shirt with the Empire emblem emblazoned upon it (size large), the ‘Hell City’ Elder Scrolls novel, six pieces of concept art and a bonus disc that contains backgrounds material, trailers, walkthroughs, a 600-page eBook and five songs from the soundtrack. All for the listed price of EUR 59.99, which translates to roughly $77 US dollars.
It should be noted that the bonus disc with the background material, trailers, walkthroughs, eBook and soundtrack songs is exclusive to the PC version of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Premium Edition. Sorry, everyone else. The PC edition also gets mods through Steam, but you don’t need the premium edition for that hotness.
The biggest question that arises here is the Premium Edition’s lack of DLC (in the form of Dawnguard and Hearthfire) – a feature I’m sure many people expect in Game of the Year and Premium Editions of games these days – especially with Bethesda ones. Perhaps they’re just trying to avoid a mini-fiasco should they reveal that the PS3 version of the Premium Edition is as buggy as it’s been, and has no additional content added with the exception of the stuff listed above. Yeah, that’ll go over well.
And on a related, somber note, NeoGaf user rvy pointed out what we’re all thinking:
“I don’t understand, where is the “Acceptable framerate for PS3 users” bullet-point?”
Says it all. But hey, they’re working on it. Hard.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Premium Edition has not yet been given a solid release date (Amazon points to December 7), nor has it officially been confirmed by Bethesda – this could all very well be an elaborate hoax. An elaborate hoax without DLC mind you, but an elaborate hoax nonetheless.
Update: Not Coming to the US, Pretty Much Confirmed
This package will not be coming to the United States, according to words exchanged between Bethesda and Joystiq. It’s only planned for release in the UK, Germany and Benelux.