Skyrim Premium Edition confirmed by Bethesda

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is getting a Premium Edition. The new €60 (about $80) pack was originally leaked on Amazon's German listings for the game, IGN reports, and its existence has since been confirmed by Bethesda.

The bundle includes a T-shirt with the Imperial Legion's emblem, a world map, a copy of official novel The Infernal City, and six new concept art postcards. It also includes a bonus disc with soundtrack selections, an ebook, and additional background and walkthrough videos. Amazon lists December 7 for the release date, which would be just in time for Saint Nicholas to leave copies in the shoes of good little German children.

Interestingly, no mention is made of the Premium Edition including any DLC, which was the case for The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion and Fallout: New Vegas' rereleases. Both of those packs included much of the DLC released for the games, although they didn't include physical extras.

The lack of DLC may be related to Bethesda's trouble porting the content over to PlayStation 3, or the company might just be exploring new ways to gussy up its catalog titles. Bethesda told IGN it plans to release more information about the package soon.

What do you think? Would you rather have a cheaper, Game of the Year-style pack with included DLC, or a Premium Edition with physical collectibles?




  • Hydrohs - October 29, 2012 2:40 p.m.

    I like physical editions like these, but I wish it came with the full soundtrack rather than just a selection. I'd pay extra for that.
  • NanoElite666 - October 29, 2012 10:25 p.m.

    If you're looking to get your hands on just the soundtrack, check out a site called You can get the full soundtrack from them for $30, and they also sell a bunch of other game soundtracks by Jeremy Soule if you enjoy his work.
  • ParagonT - October 29, 2012 2:59 p.m.

    Forget physical, DLC all the way if I had a choice. Yeah the physical is nice and all but this is a game that's been out for nearly a year. If anyone was interested in getting the soundtrack or novel they would have purchased them by now. You can find walkthrough's all over the internet. Game of the year would be the best for those that have been waiting for a drop in price, couldn't decide whether to get it, or just wanted a bundle deal of a game they were not too interested in before. Physical deals are cool until memes and jokes about the games even gets old. That's a good rule of thumb.
  • CrashmanX - October 30, 2012 9:57 a.m.

    Wait.... what. So you're saying as soon as a meme related to a game gets old the Physcial version isn't worth it anymore? My friend I think you've been spending too much time on Reddit/4Chan.
  • ParagonT - October 30, 2012 11:56 a.m.

    It was a joke lol, but the point within it is that when a game becomes aged to that point, physical deals probably are not the best way to go.
  • Bloodstorm - October 30, 2012 4:01 p.m.

    All the DLC hasn't even been released yet, so I wouldn't compare this with the GOTY/Ultimate editions of the likes of Oblivion, Fallout 3 and Fallout New Vegas. This just seems to be a collectors set more than anything else. I'd assume that, once all the DLC is released, there will be a Skyrim GOTY/Ultimate edition.
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