As Bethesda Softworks gears up for the release of its new MMO, The Elder Scrolls Online, the studio is also wrapping up the single-player campaign of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, which was originally released back in November 2011 and has enjoyed sustained popularity since then. The three pieces of DLC for the game finally became available on PS3 in February, and Bethesda’s head of marketing recently confirmed that they’re finished making extra downloadable content for Skyrim. Now, to tie the game off with a bow, it looks like we’ll be getting all of the collected content together in one bundle.
This isn’t an official announcement, so take it with a few grains of salt until Bethesda gives their word on the matter.
Eurogamer Poland discovered Skyrim: Legendary Edition on the website of Polish gaming retailer Ultima, where it is listed as containing the core game, plus the three pieces of DLC: Dragonborn, Hearthfire and Dawnguard.
For a game as successful as Skyrim, an ultimate edition was almost inevitable, and for gamers who haven’t yet explored the latest corner of Tamriel this sounds like a pretty good deal. The full package is listed at the cost of 139.90 zł (just over $44) for PC and 169.90 (about $54) for PS3 and Xbox 360, though both are marked down from a full retail price by 30 zł ($9.50).
While the Legendary Edition might offer the complete package in terms of gameplay, there’s no mention of any extras to entice buyers. The Collector’s Edition of the game, which was released back in 2011, included a statue of Alduin, a making-of DVD and a 200 page art book that is no doubt gracing the coffee tables of many a proud Elder Scrolls fan. Comparably, the Legendary Edition sounds a little bare bones, though it comes with an adjusted price tag that is actually cheaper than the component parts.
It seems only reasonable that there should be an ultimate mod pack pieced together by the fans to go with Skyrim: Legendary Edition. Since its release, the Elder Scrolls community has produced some frankly astounding mods for the game, including cosmetic mods like 2K textures, character enhancement and immersive water, and hilarious mods like Posh Mudcrabs, Call of Trainwiz and Macho Man Dragons. There are some truly legendary mods out there, many of them befitting a Legendary Edition of the game.
Are you planning to invest in Skyrim: Legendary Edition, or have you already pieced the various DLCs together as they were released? Let us know if you’re interested in buying the ultimate collection of the game in the comments below.
Skyrim: Legendary Edition currently has a tentative release date of June 7th, 2013.
Source: Eurogamer Poland