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BioShock Infinite: Ultimate Songbird Edition, Premium Edition Revealed

Ken Levine's Avatar + Posted by Ken Levine on Oct 18, 2012 // Creative Director and Co-founder, Irrational Games

So, you wanna buy a nice collector’s edition? I can get it for you retail.

Thanks, I’m here all week. The veal is on special.

Imagine you get to work with Robb Waters, the concept artist who visualized the cover of System Shock. The Trickster in Thief. Man-Bot in Freedom Force. BioShock’s Little Sisters. Sander Cohen. And BioShock Infinite’s Songbird.

Now imagine you can get him to personally conceive and oversee the production of the coolest statue in the world.

Then imagine we put that huge sucker in a period-style box, with custom artwork by Robb and Irrational concept artist Jorge Lacera. And that box went in the collector’s edition box, so you could leave that guy unpunched in his original packaging while you tear happily into the rest of the goodies.

Now imagine that nine-and-a-half-inch statue looked like this:

BioShock Infinite on PS3: Songbird Statue

That monster is what’s in the Ultimate Songbird Edition of BioShock Infinite. But if your sugar daddy won’t pony up for the whole megillah, there’s also the Premium Edition, which includes a giant pile of swag:

  • A 3-inch baby version keychain of the sold-out Murder of Crows vigor bottle replica.
  • A 5 x 7-inch lithograph by Jorge Lacera.
  • A 25 millimeter, resin-cast Handyman miniature from the upcoming BioShock Infinite board game by Plaid Hat Games, makers of Summoner Wars.
  • A mini art book, full of BioShock Infinite concept art and commentary, with a hand-distressed cover.
  • Various digital goodies: exclusive in-game gear, a digital soundtrack, and platform specific downloadable content (Avatars for Xbox LIVE, and Themes for PC and PlayStation 3).

Of course, all of the above is also included in the Ultimate Songbird Edition. And for the true nerds in the audience, the Songbird statue, the Murder of Crows keychain, and the Handyman all come in separate custom packaging.

BioShock Infinite on PS3: Premium EditionBioShock Infinite on PS3: Ultimate Songbird Edition

Both collector’s editions will be available in limited quantities, so yadda yadda, sign your life away right now!

You owe it to yourself (and to poor, sad Ken Levine, who can always be spotted by his tiny crutch that sits forlornly by the Christmas dinner table) to check the thing out in this lovely display made by our amazing web team. I like it. My mother likes it. So it must be good.

All collector’s editions are available for pre-order now in the US and in Europe and Australia starting Monday, October 22nd.

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+ angelspawn77 on October 18th, 2012 at 2:26 pm said:

Now that’s an awesome collectors edition, unfortunately I won’t be ponying up for the most expensive/awesome one, I will probably be settling for the premium one which is still pretty awesome. This game looks fantastic and I can’t wait to play it.


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+ Izanagi-no-Okami on October 18th, 2012 at 2:29 pm said:

While I’m really looking forward to getting the game, and would love to have that Songbird statue, I’m not all that sure I’m willing to throw that kind of cash down when none of the other items besides the lithograph look that good. The fact you’re doing a digital soundtrack doesn’t help my unwillingness to part with my money either — not after what the last game got.

Any luck you could make an edition with just the game and Songbird statue? You’d have my money in a heartbeat if you did.


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+ Heavenly_king on October 18th, 2012 at 3:18 pm said:

the figurine is too expensive!!! it alone costs 70$!!!

God of War: Ascension also has a figurine and the whole package costs $80. Maybe that Songbird is really huge like the Skyrim dragon???

I am between the normal version and the $150 version. I don’t care about the content in the Premium Edition. I only care about the figurine, but it is really expensive so IDK, maybe I will just go with the regular version. D:


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+ proud2be on October 18th, 2012 at 5:36 pm said:

The description forgot to mention 1 more big detail Ken Levine exactly how much will these EDITIONS BE???


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+ Neo-CTU on October 18th, 2012 at 6:29 pm said:

Really Wished you announce Elizabeth Edition. Specially,The Action Figure for her.


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+ chev327flatout on October 21st, 2012 at 4:20 pm said:

@ Neo-CTU

There is an Elizabeth statue in the works to release around the same time as the game… I think it’s made by NECA.


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+ EXQUISITEEMPRESS on November 16th, 2012 at 1:27 pm said:

I guess it’s PC/PS3 Premium Edition for me. Even though that statue looks beyond awesome. I can’t justify putting down the extra $70 for the Ultimate Songbird Edition when I’m getting the exact same things minus the statue in the Premium Edition. Epecially when that extra $70 can get me a brand new game or 2-3 older games. :)


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