For those of you who have a hard time coming up with a reason to pre-order The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Bethesda just announced on their official blog that everyone who will pre-order Skyrim will receive a "premium quality" world map with their copy for no extra cost.
Get a premium Skyrim map with your preorderAddendum: the post has been updated with more information.
Making real maps of our fantasy worlds is an Elder Scrolls tradition. As Todd Howard said all the way back in a Morrowind blog post, (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.)
With that in mind, today we are announcing that anyone who preorders Skyrim will automatically receive a premium quality world map with their copy as a no-extra-cost-to-you bonus.
To guarantee your copy of your premium quality world map, please pre-order today.
Update: Had plenty of questions about the map. The map is a high-grade material that has a feel similar to burlap, and will be available in North America and Europe. There will be a regular paper map included in all copies of the game, but if you want to get the premium map, we recommend pre-ordering the game.