The pre-order bonus for Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim will be a must to safely navigate the game's rough terrain.
Bethesda Softworks has announced a special pre-order bonus for those that put a deposit down on Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Everyone that buys the game gets a map, but pre-order customers will get the benefit of navigating via a "premium map."
What's the difference? The map included in every copy of Skyrim is a "regular paper map," and probably comes folded up, bearing the fold marks associated with folding. When you're running from a dragon, you don't want to get confused about if a mark on your map is a fold mark or a river. It could lead to certain doom.
The premium map is made of a high-grade material that Bethesda calls "similar to burlap." You can probably roll it up like a scroll and never have to worry about any of those previously mentioned fold marks. An image of the map makes it out to be approximately the size of 8 DVD cases lined up 2 high and 4 wide.
The pre-order bonus will be available in both North America and Europe. Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim will be released for the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 on November 11, 2011.