The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Collector's Edition is now available for pre-order

With The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim’s release drawing closer Bethesda Softworks have announced a collector’s edition of the game which is perhaps slightly bigger than any previous Elder Scrolls editions.

The collector’s edition of Skyrim is set to include the following:

Alduin Statue

Created in conjunction with the IP Factory, this collector’s only statue stands 30.5cm tall and is made of high quality PVC. Modelled from actual in-game 3D digital files, it showcases Alduin, the World Eater. He stands perched atop one the game’s many dragon walls that teach the player the lethal language of dragons.

‘The Art of Skyrim’ Official Art Book

Featuring over 200 pages of striking, full-colour illustrations, sketches and models, this stunning 23.8cm x 30.8cm coffee table book showcases the characters, creatures, environments and weaponry of Skyrim. With a foreword by game director Todd Howard and commentary from Bethesda Game Studios artists, readers will be guided through the game’s iconic visual style.

‘The Making of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim’ DVD

This documentary DVD contains exclusive, behind-the-scenes footage, including interviews with the Bethesda Game Studios team as they take you from concept to creation and provide insights into the story, gameplay, setting, legacy of the Elder Scrolls franchise, and much more.

As you may notice from the image you do once again get a map like with previous games in the series, so from the lack of mention in the contents we imagine you will get the map no matter which copy you purchase.

I'm not 100% sold on a PVC dragon which then denotes a large box for it to all sit inside. However the 200 page art book does sound like a great addition to this edition of the game. This collector’s edition is only available through GAME and Gamestation in the UK for a slightly expensive £129.99.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is of course set for the iconic release of the 11th of November 2011, for Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and Windows. After checking out Skyrim at E3 it was looking in a great state, so you better not disappoint us Todd Howard!