We’re tired of extra character skins, silly hats, and first crack at some DLC extra that will eventually be available for everyone. That’s why it’s refreshing to hear that Bethesda plans to offer a more classic and classy reward for those who pre-order The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Presenting the Skyrim ‘premium’ map. What makes it so premium? According to Bethesda, this map packed with pre-order copies is printed quality material that feels a lot like burlap.
It sounds like the kind of rough and tumble piece of parchment that could survive the harsh weather of Skyrim. But more importantly, it sounds like the sort of thing that I won’t toss into a dumpster the next time I move, which is my personal gold standard for any worthwhile collectible. Even if you don’t pre-order Skyrim, you’ll receive a printed copy of the in-game map. But those will be printed on the usual run of the mill glossy paper.
Above: A delightful surprise or an utter disappointment? The pre-order bonus for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim will be a ‘premium’ map
What say you? Do you welcome Bethesda’s more tangible choice for Skyrim's pre-order bonus? Or would you have preferred a more traditional digital bonus, like the extra DLC cases for LA Noire?
Jun 23, 2011