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Skyrim Avatar Collection arrives for Xbox Live

Bethesda is celebrating the imminent release of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (and the knowledge it can make loads of cash from the sale of virtual goods) with the release of its Skyrim Avatar Launch Collection on Xbox Live. The collection features a mix of costumes and props inspired by the upcoming open-world RPG and includes a premium Skyrim Theme for the more decorative fans.

The complete list is as follows:

  • Dragonborn Armor – 400 Microsoft Points ($4.99)
  • Dragon Bone Armor – 400 MSP ($4.99)

  • Mage Robe – 320 MSP ($3.99)
  • Dark Brotherhood Armor – 400 MSP ($4.99)
  • Dragon Bone Helm – 240 MSP ($2.99)
  • Dragon Prop – 240 MSP ($2.99)
  • Elder Scroll Prop – 240 MSP ($2.99)
  • Magelight Prop – 240 MSP ($2.99)
  • Stormcloak Helm – 240 MSP ($2.99)
  • Skyrim Premium Theme – 240 MSP ($2.99)

Above: No, that's actually not a screenshot from Skyrim. Shocking, we know.

The funniest part is that this is technically even sillier than Oblivion's notorious "Horse Armor" downloadable content – at least you could use that in-game. This stuff is even further removed from the game, and it will cost you nearly $40 to purchase everything the Skyrim Avatar Collection has to offer. However, unless you're one of those “new-outfit-every-week” types, you really only need one outfit to show your Skyrim allegiance. May we suggest the Dragonborn Armor and Dragon Prop?

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim arrives for PS3, Xbox 360 and PC on November 11 (December 8 in Japan).