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Elder Scrolls V Skyrim: Does map reveal suggest game has been leaked?

If you are pumped up for the release of Skyrim, we have something which is likely to be of interest to you. You may be already aware of a special, full-scale burlap style map of Skyrim that is available as a bonus when you pre-order the game with various retailers, but now we have a preview of that map to show you for the first time.

It looks like someone has managed to get their hands on Skyrim weeks before release, and as a result the map has been revealed in close detail online. The only problem though, is that the map is in Russian, but it does still give fans a general feel of the scope of Skyrim, as well as a glance at some of the intricate roads featured in the game.

Perhaps more importantly, this map leak gives you an idea of the distance between each city and you’ll see that each main city has been provided with a slick coat of arms, and there’s also little sub-cities or towns as well that are scattered fairly close to cities. Mountains will make up a huge part of the Skyrim landscape, and zooming in on the map provided by Randomprodinc will show you this in full effect.

We’re hoping that someone will now go-ahead and reveal a map in English instead, as its a little bit of a tease to see such a significant leak, only to find that we can’t enjoy it properly since it’s in Russian. Just to remind you, this map will be available in a special material included in the box by pre-ordering the game, but you’ll still get a standard paper map if you just pick up the game at launch.

Is this the first time that you have seen the sheer size of the Skyrim map? Considering that this map is now available on the internet, does it mean that somebody already has a full leaked copy of the game in Russia? If this is true, more leaks may be on the way and it will obviously be a huge headache for Bethesda. Give us your thoughts on the reveal!

UPDATE: The map has now been translated into English! View it here, courtesy of Myona.

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