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The Elder Scrolls Online Imperial Edition revealed, online store opens its doors

Elder Scrolls Online Imperial Edition revealed

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Earlier today, someone at ZeniMax got a bit too excited and images of The Elder Scrolls Online collector's edition, known as the Imperial Edition, were transmitted to the eyes of internet denizens. But now it's all official-like, and ZeniMax has confirmed the details of this pricey version of the upcoming MMO, available in both physical and digital formats. 

The Imperial Edition comes with a slew of extras on top of the base game:

  • Molag Bal Statue. A 30.5 cm statue featuring Molag Bal, Daedric Prince of domination and enslavement.
  • The Improved Emperor’s Guide to Tamriel. A 224-page illustrated guide annotated by the Imperial scholar, Flaccus Terentius.
  • Physical Map of Tamriel. A 53.3 cm x 66 cm printed map detailing Alliance-controlled zones and the ultimate conquest: Cyrodiil.  
  • Steelbook™ Packaging. A limited edition steel case decorated in the color of the Imperials.
  • Exclusive Collection of Digital Content.
  • Play as an Imperial: Become an Imperial and play in any Alliance. Gain unique bonuses, crafting styles, gear, and more.
  • White Imperial Horse: Summon this Imperial mount and journey through Tamriel with speed.
  • Mudcrab Vanity Pet: Explore Tamriel with a mudcrab pet scuttling along by your side.
  • Rings of Mara: Complete the Ritual of Mara with a friend and receive an experience bonus when you play together.

It will set you back £69.99/$79.99, which is pretty absurd, especially for us Brits. 

UK retailer GAME actually has it at £89.99 with the base game for £39.99, while the official store puts the Imperial Edition at £69.99 and the standard edition at a ridiculous £49.99. 

£50 for the standard edition of a subscription MMO in an age for almost every other MMO is free? The mind boggles. 


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Shriven Avatar
4 Years ago

Got a GMG 25% discount code sent to me today.. Offering large discounts before the game is even out? That is NEVER a good sign. Hold onto your cash for this one.

Its 6 years too late for MMO's for the masses. This is a MMO that Noone wanted. They are going to lose a fortune on this and even worse, there wont be a single player Elder Scrolls game because of this. Bean counters will assume we do not want an Elder Scrolls game because this has sold so poorly.

Woe is me.

TenClub Avatar
4 Years ago

1. GMG always gives out 20-25% coupon codes. I had pre-ordered plenty of games with this discount including Dishonored, Battlefield 4, FFXIV ARR, Rome II, Company of Heroes 2, and much more. It has nothing to do with Elder Scrolls specifically and it's part of why GMG is so great. I never pre-order anything from anywhere else.

2. The game is made by a completely separate studio within Zenimax and they have confirmed this does nothing to halt single player Elder Scrolls releases. Why would it since Skyrim sold what 11 million in a week? They're not dumb and if the game does bomb they'll think it wasn't a good idea to make an MMO not "let's stop making single player ES games." They have the sale numbers to the last game in front of them.

3. A lot of people asked for this and many people including myself want it. It literally is an online Elder Scrolls game.

Anyway, as for this edition. I think it's really lame that you have to buy the CE to play as an Imperial class. Why restrict an entire class and make it a premium purchase?

unwanted Avatar
4 Years ago

People asked for a co-op Skyrim. That is completely different from an MMO.

TenClub Avatar
4 Years ago

Let's not pretend that there weren't people who wanted an MMO in the Elder Scrolls universe. It was a popular suggestion in many MMO sites and I along with others wanted to see something like this.

nu1mlock Avatar
4 Years ago

Well, GMG has it at £49.99 but with 25% off (£37.5). Same for the special edition (£52.5 is "okay" for a special edition). Still high for their standards, but then again, it's Bethesda that sets the price, not the retailer.

GAME is charging extra for the special edition because... they can.

RavenHawk Avatar
4 Years ago

It's just another themepark mmo. Not really anything new to see here.

The only thing I can appreciate is that they chose to pursue a more photo-realistic look in terms of graphics rather than the cartoony art style favored by many other mmos.