Elder Scrolls maps have become something of a tradition for the series, with Oblivion bundling a map of Cyrodiil in the box, Morrowind coming with a map of Morrowind, and... well, you get the idea. If you pre-order The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, you can get your hands on a premium map of Skyrim to hold and cherish.

Not only will you be able to use the map as a handy reference point when you get lost in a forest and can't ask a troll for directions, but the map is also of premium quality, so you might even consider framing it so you can stare at it for hours. "There’s something about having a physical object in your hands that feels like it’s part of this other world, that you are that person in the game, finding your way among the hills," said Game Director Todd Howard a long time ago, in a Morrowind blog post.

Now you can carry on the great tradition of Elder Scrolls map ownership, by pre-ordering Skyrim to get the premium map at no extra cost. It's what the dragons would want, apparently.

What say you? Do you welcome Bethesda’s more tangible choice for Skyrim's pre-order bonus? Or would you have preferred a more traditional digital bonus, like the extra DLC cases for LA Noire?

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A delightful surprise or an utter disappointment? The pre-order bonus for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim will be a ‘premium’ map