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.