A product listing for a ‘Skyrim: Premium Edition’ has appeared on Amazon Germany and is scheduled for release on December 7th. Speculation regarding the new edition of Bethesda’s blockbuster RPG was quickly put to rest by the developer who has confirmed that The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim: Premium Edition is real and more news regarding its availability will be announced soon.
The premium edition includes a t-shirt, map, six concept art postcards and an Elder Scrolls novel called Hell City. The PC version of the premium edition will also include a bonus disc featuring music from the game, trailers, walkthrough presentations, a six hundred page ebook and more.
There is no mention of downloadable content being included in this edition of Skyrim.
The lack of DLC in this edition seems to suggest that Bethesda will at some point in the future release a complete version of Skyrim much like it has done in the past with Morrowind and Oblivion. However, this begs the question, what purpose does this edition serve if a more complete version is likely to appear later? There are those that will suggest it is merely a cash-grab for the holiday season but others have suggested that the plethora of issues pertaining to the PS3 version of the game have caused Bethesda to omit Skyrim’s DLC from what would otherwise have been the expected game of the year edition.
If this is the case, it still seems likely that most interested parties will avoid this edition, in the hope of purchasing a game of the year edition (a complete edition featuring Skyrim’s DLC) further down the line.
Does this actually interest anyone who was/is holding out for a game of the year edition?