The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Special Edition Box Art

This game was released on October 28, 2016 and is no longer available to pre-order. Any incentives that were offered are listed below.

The remastered version of Skyrim brings numerous graphical improvements to the award-winning action RPG, including remastered art and effects, volumetric god rays, dynamic depth of field, screen-space reflections, and more. In addition, the Special Edition also comes with all the DLC already released on the previous-gen consoles: Dawnguard, Hearthfire, and Dragonborn, adding new quest lines and areas to explore to the base game.

It should be noted that the upcoming remaster contains no new DLC beyond the ones already released on other platforms. Owners of the original Skyrim on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 might also be disappointed to learn that their saves won’t be transferable to the remastered version of the game. However, there also are exciting news – the Xbox One version is going to support user-made mods (PlayStation 4 support might be possible in the future).

Pre-order bonuses

Here are all the pre-order incentives offered by retailers in North America we were able to find:

  • GameStop: exclusive double-sided poster
  • Microsoft Store: $10 gift code
  • Amazon: 20% off for Prime members

While this is in no way a pre-order bonus, it’s also worth a mention that those who already purchased Skyrim and all its add-ons via Steam can download Skyrim: Special Edition for free once it’s out.

Dragonborn Bundle

At the time of writing, Best Buy is offering an exclusive Dragonbon Bundle which includes the game itself, a Collectible Steelbook, and a Dovahkiin Mask for $74.99.

Special Edition trailer

The video shows off the visual improvements in the remastered game:

The remastered Special Edition of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is scheduled for a worldwide release on October 28 this year.

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