To couple with the announcement of the collector’s edition of The Elder Scrolls Online, Bethesda Softworks has released a pretty awesome cinematic trailer for the upcoming MMO.
Crank it up to 720p, go grab a cup of coffee, and enjoy.
That was fun. Now compare it to some actual gameplay.
Before you rush off and pre-order, you can get a taste of the game by signing up for the beta test: http://signup.elderscrollsonline.com.
The Elder Scrolls Online carries a monthly subscription fee of $14.99/€12.99/£8.99. An Xbox Gold Live subscription will be required on top of this fee, while no PS Plus subscription is required.
Elder Scrolls Online will hit PC and Mac on 4 April 2014, with a PS4 and Xbox One launch expected in June 2014.
Below are details on the collector’s Edition – dubbed the Imperial Edition.
The Elder Scrolls Online Imperial Edition will be made available in 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 online store (store.elderscrollsonline.com).
The Elder Scrolls Online Physical Imperial Edition includes:
- 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.
The Physical Imperial Edition is apparently extremely limited in quantity and we are waiting for confirmation that it will arrive in SA. Internationally it is priced at $99.99/€99.99/£89.99.
The Digital Imperial Edition includes the base game and all digital content outlined for the Physical Imperial Edition above and retails for $79.99/€79.99/£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 the nine 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.