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Along with the above cinematic trailer for The Elder Scrolls Online dubbed "The Arrival" released this morning, Bethesda has revealed that a collector's Imperial Edition will be available at launch for $99.99 for the limited physical version, and $79.99 for the digital version.
The Elder Scrolls Online: Imperial Edition includes:
Molag Bal Statue. A 12” 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 21” x 26” 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.
The digital version features the base game and all the same digital content, but is missing all of the physical items such as the Molag Bal statue and illustrated guide.
Additionally, those who pre-order either the Standard or Imperial Edition of The Elder Scrolls Online will get 5-day early access to the game on PC and Mac, as well as The Explorer’s Pack which include a Scuttler vanity pet, four bonus treasure maps, and the ability to play as any of the nine races in any Alliance.