The Elder Scrolls Online released a new eight-minute cinematic trailer today, along with news of two special editions and the enticement of five-day early access for those who pre-order the game.
Bethesda itself is offering early access for those who preorder the digital versions of the game through The Elder Scrolls Online store, which is taking orders now; Bethesda also notes that early access is being offered through other participating retailers.
The special edition is called the "Imperial Edition," and it will run $99.99. It includes steelbook packaging for the game, a physical map of Tamriel, and a 12-inch statue of Molag Bal, "Daedric Prince of domination and enslavement." It also comes with "The Improved Emperor's Guide to Tamriel," which is a 224-page illustrated book about the world of The Elder Scrolls Online.
Digital perks for the the special edition include a white Imperial horse mount, a mudcrab vanity pet, and the opportunity to play as an Imperial in any Alliance. Players will also get an experience bonus for playing with a friend after completing the "Ritual of Mara" quest with them.
A digital-only special edition, containing just the digital content mentioned above, is being sold for $79.99. There are more details at the link.
The Elder Scrolls Online will launch on April 4 for PC and Mac and on PS4 and Xbox One in June.
The Elder Scrolls Online Imperial Edition Announced; The Elder Scrolls Online Official Store Launches [Bethesda Blog]