It's not really a fantasy role-playing game unless it ships with a map, preferably cloth, charting the mystical, magical regions of such and such. Thankfully, Bethesda Softworks won't leave aficionados of the cloth map wanting with The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

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That is, if they pre-order. Bethesda has confirmed today that anyone who pre-orders Skyrim will "automatically receive a premium quality world map with their copy as a no-extra-cost-to-you bonus." The developer adds that the map of Skyrim is made of a "high-grade material that has a feel similar to burlap, and will be available in North America and Europe."

Those who don't pre-order the next Elder Scrolls will have to slum it with a second-class paper version of that map, a rather pedestrian way to look around the world of Skyrim. No one wants to settle for that.

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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim ships for the PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on November 11.

Get a premium Skyrim map with your preorder [BethBlog]