Skyrim Premium Edition spotted

[UPDATE] Amazon Germany outs new edition of latest Elder Scrolls game; believed to include t-shirt, copy of spinoff novel, concept art, but no DLC; Bethesda says SKU is special edition specific to Europe.

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[UPDATE] Following the publication of this story, a Bethesda representative told GameSpot the Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Premium Edition is a special version of the game that will be released only in Europe. It will be available in the United Kingdom, Benelux, and Germany.

The original story follows below.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim may be returning to retail this holiday season. A listing on Amazon's German website (via Official Xbox Magazine) indicates Bethesda is preparing a Skyrim: Premium Edition for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC for launch in December.

Skyrim going premium? Image credit: Official Xbox Magazine

According to the available product information, the Skyrim Premium Edition will include a range of collector's items, including a map of the game world, a t-shirt, a copy of the Hell City spinoff novel, and various concept art.

No mention was made of downloadable content being included with the Skyrim Premium Edition. Previously released add-ons for the role-playing game include the Dawnguard and Hearthfire expansions, both of which have seen release for Xbox 360 and PC, but not PlayStation 3.

The Skyrim Premium Edition is listed at €59.99, or about $77.

Bethesda has not made any announcements regarding a new version of Skyrim, and the publisher was not immediately available for comment at press time.

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lestat1475
lestat1475

i had the collection ediction with the dragon...happ with that ,plus i had t shirt in a convention meeting! so this will not touch me!

tgwolf
tgwolf

'Spotted' it is, but with what? Blood, gore and a lot of other stains from filthy content.

the_hunger
the_hunger

I've been holding off on getting Skyrim for Xbox until the release of a GotY edition with all DLC included.  I'll eventually come, trust me.  In the meantime, move along people.  Nothing to see here....

Toysoldier34
Toysoldier34

No. This is a horrible idea and a real slap in the face to fans. The people that would really want this bought your game a long time ago. Many paid $150 for the collectors edition. This is a little too late.

Roodogs
Roodogs

There are too many new games coming out to even care about this. 

luis4800
luis4800

it makes no sense that Bethesda is releasing Skyrim Premium Edition without the current DLC and future DLC.

thereal-15-cent
thereal-15-cent

I'll wait for the GOTY edition. I held off on buying DLC for the game just for that reason.

Mr_Big_Boss
Mr_Big_Boss

Isn't it a little late for a premium edition?

luis4800
luis4800

there will be no DLC for Skyrim Premium Edition because Bethesda knows that PS3 users are already boycotting there games until they release DLC's for PS3..

SolidTy
SolidTy

Skyrim GOTY is also incoming at some point. I've seen Bethesda's release of Oblivions over and over, so this is no surprise.

KamuiFei
KamuiFei

Waiting on the GotY edition for PC. 

Reuwsaat
Reuwsaat

I just want a cloth map.

the_requiem
the_requiem

I Was done with Bethesda games after the bugfest that was FalloutNV.

Slinqy
Slinqy

They can have that premium omega edition [without dlc, lol]. The only way I will get anything from Bethesda again is if Dawnguard and Hearthfire are made free on the PSN. I'm skeptical of the Dragonborn dlc, of whether it would be flooded with bugs and upsets or not. After Dawnguard and Hearthfire, I'm not optimistic about any future dlc.

ZachBobBob
ZachBobBob

I may have to buy this for PC :D

kavadias1981
kavadias1981

I'm not buying Skyrim for my PS3 until there is a Complete version; all bugs ironed out and all DLC included. Until then, no money for you Bethesda!

OldSchoolPlaya
OldSchoolPlaya

Patches?!  We don't need no steenking patches!!

xMoonDevilx
xMoonDevilx

Even if it were available in US, wouldn't bother. Know they are trying to fix DLC and make it available finally to PS3... but with this, is just off putting that they obviously are not putting forth the energy in resolving it. Should be the top priority, not this.

endorbr
endorbr

Why?  Who that is interested in this game doesn't already own it?  If I want a t-shirt or a spinoff novel I'll just go buy one.  And if there really is no DLC included why would anyone bother with this? 

EasyComeEasyGo
EasyComeEasyGo

I can't believe they are not releasing Skyrim GOTY with all the DLC since it has been almost a Year and if that was the case, I can see why they would this Premium Edition but since it's not GOTY, don't be a Fool, wait for GOTY with all the DLC.

lewishim666
lewishim666

 @the_hunger 

 

Have fun waiting for nothing because it's too bad that's not going to happen. While their will be a GotY edition it won't include all DLC. If it does include all DLC it definitely won't be $60. Oblivion GotY edition didn't include all available DLC, it only had knights of the nine and shivering isles which were $10 and $30 respectively. So with Oblivion GotY edition  you got a $100 value for $60. See as dawnguard and dragonborn are both $20 and hearthfire is $5. I'd say that it might include those 3 DLCs. Bethesda is sure to make more DLC (probably 2) before a GotY edition of Skyrim goes into production so it's safe to say that it won't include ALL DLC.

tightwad34
tightwad34

 @Toysoldier34

 That's exactly what I was thinking. I will add they might want to iron the shirt in the pic.

lewishim666
lewishim666

 @Roodogs 

 

That has to be the most dumb thing I've ever read. It's too bad none of those new games can hold a candle to skyrim. The only game that will match skyrim is bioshock infinite.

AmnesiaHaze
AmnesiaHaze

 @luis4800 it makes perfectly sense to me , they get $$$ for this and then they release a complete edition and get even more  $$$ :D

WhiteStormy
WhiteStormy

 @thereal-15-cent Who says there's gonna be a "game of the year" edition?  Unless it's titled "Buggiest Broken Unfinished Game of the Year".

TheSkyrimStatue
TheSkyrimStatue

 @the_requiem Obsidian made New Vegas, Bethesda only published it. You should definitely play bethesda developed games or you're missing out big time.

KamuiFei
KamuiFei

 @xMoonDevilx Agreed, but I doubt the development team working on the PS3 issues has anything to do with this. This is more the marketing department at Bethesda trying to push for more sales.

DarkSaber2k
DarkSaber2k

 @EasyComeEasyGo "all the DLC" lol I think you mean "Both the DLCs", one expansion and the house-armour. Not exactly a must buy GOTY.

thereal-15-cent
thereal-15-cent

 @WhiteStormy

 They made a GOTY edition for Morrowind, Oblivion, Fallout 3 and an "ultimate edition" for Fallout New Vegas. Judging by history, I like the chances that they'll make a Skyrim GOTY.

ZachBobBob
ZachBobBob

 @buccomatic I've only ever played this game on PC haha. But I don't actually personally own a copy. So yeah, if the price is reasonable I might pick this one up

xMoonDevilx
xMoonDevilx

 @KamuiFei  @xMoonDevilx 

Yes, I know. But it is more of how it looks overall, than understanding marketing...doesn't give a positive impression or reflection.

thereal-15-cent
thereal-15-cent

 @darkeyez81

 I have both, but I prefer the 360. I just don't want to waste GBs and money when I can get it all on a disc later.

xMoonDevilx
xMoonDevilx

@gibbey531 @xMoonDevilx @KamuiFei I understand what you're meaning, but seriously....take even say a $5 DLC and multiply that by just 1 million ....and that's not even the total amount sold of the game on a PS3. That's $5 million. How that isn't profitable is beyond me. Also, these next gen consoles...are not here. The game is. The DLC is...and out there for the 2 other platforms regardless of next gen. Like I said in other posts, it hurts Bethesda more than the players, because they lost profits from a DLC...much less any faith in their game on that platform to purchase others, knowing there may be a chance it happens again. If this happened on Xbox, players would be just as upset. If on PC, same thing. It just doesn't look good when you go about business as usual...yet leave 1/2 of your paying customers out of the fun or loop.

gibbey531
gibbey531

 @xMoonDevilx  @KamuiFei also keep in mind...this gen of consoles is on it's way out.  Would it really be profitable to patch a game for the console it isn't selling as much of, when people are already going to be looking at new consoles possibly next year? (hoping 2013 is the magic year anyways)