$150 BioShock Infinite 'Songbird' edition revealed

Top-tier bundle for Irrational Games' new shooter to include 9.5-inch Songbird statue, art book, lithograph, digital wares, and Handyman miniature; $80 Premium Edition includes everything except statue.

Irrational Games today announced a $150 Ultimate Songbird Edition for BioShock Infinite. The bundle's premier item is a 9.5-inch statue (below right) of the game's Songbird creature, which has been designed by System Shock, BioShock, Thief, and Freedom Force concept artist Robb Waters.

The developer also took the lid off the $80 Premium Edition for BioShock Infinite, which includes a 3-inch keychain, a propaganda lithograph, a 25 millimeter Handyman miniature, and an art book. Additionally, it features various digital items, including in-game gear and the title's digital soundtrack.

Everything included in the Premium Edition is also bundled with the Ultimate Songbird Edition. At press time, the bundles were not available for preorder in the United States, although a website promising to take preorders has gone live. Irrational said both packs will be available for reservation in Europe and Australia beginning October 22. For more on each bundle, check out the landing page at Irrational's website.

BioShock Infinite was originally expected to ship on October 16, but was delayed to February 26, 2013 earlier this year. Several top developers have quit the studio, and its multiplayer modes were recently axed.

BioShock Infinite is set in Columbia, a flying city in an early alternate 20th century where utopian ideals have given way to chaos in a sea of weaponry, plasmid-like powers, and political upheaval. Into this mess steps the game's protagonist, Booker DeWitt, a former member of the feared Pinkerton National Detective Agency, which was America's largest security company in the late 19th century.

According to GameSpot's latest preview, DeWitt will enter a world where steampunk robots have replaced horses and people, and where crazed citizens foment revolution with strange powers--and lots of guns.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and is a big UCONN athletics fan.

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112 comments
blackothh
blackothh

well thats irrational now isnt it.......

ziproy
ziproy

Please bring back Freedom Force.

megakick
megakick

Looks nice but its still just a FPS should incorparate more game mechanics into the game rather play DISHONORED.

cheamo
cheamo

Who the hell has $150 to spend on one game and a bunch of stupid crap?

ardent163
ardent163

Been staying away from as much info about the game as possible to keep me from getting overly hyped about it. This article just introduced me to the second trailer I've seen for this game. Now, I don't know who that girl is, but she's caught in a one hell of a conflict, along with the player. To any one that gets the extra stuff, way to go. Can't wait to check the game out :)

Sardinar
Sardinar

All of this doesn't matter if there is nobody developing this game.

PlatinumPaladin
PlatinumPaladin

My only complaint is that the figure is only 9.5 inches. I might have to go for that ultimate edition. // I'd heard that there was talk of the multiplayer getting canned but I didn't realise it actually had. A proud day for single-player campaigns everywhere.

TAIMAT0
TAIMAT0

year ago ...  i would buy this title eyes closed ... now ... I'll read the reviews first then decide

steelmouth
steelmouth

the day am rich am getting all this rediculars special edition/bundle game boxes with statue and action figures

 

PS i really hate being poor

giocher
giocher

It look nice but I've hoped for a bigger artbook given the attention given to the visual aspect of the game... I'm not saying something like Blizzard's Artbook or The Witcher 2 Artbook, but something like Bioshock 2 and/or Crysis 2 would have been much more appreciated...

electronic_eye
electronic_eye

Too little too late for this gamer Irrational. And GS needs to get their facts straight - Infinite was first sched to launch Feb of THIS yr. Then was delayed to Aug., and THEN to this Oct. you referenced. Regardless, When they bumped it pretty last minute a third time to next yr, that was more than enough delays for me to loose most of my interest and excitement in the game. But I wasnt that into it in the first place as I personally was really hoping Levine would do something totally new, move on from Bioshock. The guy's got some serious talent but after refusing to help 2k marin w/ BS2, even after multiple requests, acting like "I'm the only 1 who can make a good Bioshock game. Its my baby!" Bullsh*t, what does he have up his sleave instead - another BS game. And looking at how rocky the dev's been on this new one, all I can say in the end is karma dude.

gamimgGT
gamimgGT

It's looks very nice, i like it.  Of course, i'll pre-order it. 

Toysoldier34
Toysoldier34

I will wait to buy it for $40 like the $150 Skyrim bundles were. If people didn't buy up all the Skyrim ones I feel there will be plenty of Bioshock ones down the road. Will still be getting the game right away, but can buy the rest of the stuff for cheap later.

g1rldraco7
g1rldraco7

I display my stuff which reminds me I need another shelf.

BladeStrike1234
BladeStrike1234

Do people really put their game collectables on display were others can see them or are they left to gather dust hidden away in a bedroom, etc....? Money well spent......

TaintedMindz
TaintedMindz

$150, Jesus Christ.. The game disc better be made out of gold.

sasami_adachi
sasami_adachi

Even though I like the art book (I wonder how many pages it will contain), this is a tad bit too expensive for my iron-thin blood! T-T

 

I dread to think of this, but given everything that has happened recently, the game may not end up meeting players' high expectations.

 

P.S. Can't limited editions of these games come bundled with different figurines?

farcorners
farcorners

The statue looks delightful, but I've already run out of space to put stuff.

buttslamify
buttslamify

for 150 bucks it better come with that damn statue

RaveNRolla
RaveNRolla

good for whoever likes all that junk. i'm just gonna get the game, maybe the standard version will have an artbook too since that was the case with bioshock 2 (in europe anway). and for the other 90 euros i'm gonna get 2 other games ;)

kiramasaki
kiramasaki

 @Deadly_Nemesis have you been playing game for like a week? Halo pretty much started the trend with Halo 3, but even before that and since 150 dollar edition is very common. Skyrim, Gears 3, Reach, Witcher 2, Borderlands 2 to name a few. So I dont know where this surprise is coming from.

UnwantedSpam
UnwantedSpam

That statue looks really cool. Too bad i can't afford the ultimate edition at this time.

Deadly_Nemesis
Deadly_Nemesis

 

150!!! O.O ARE THEY MOTHER F*CKING HIGH?!

I love this game and all but...no..

Does the art book come with the 80 dollar version though?

inkyspot
inkyspot

I want that statue, but I will not pay that price.

Oh well.

TruthTellers
TruthTellers

Everybody should buy this edition with the statue. I'm sure a Chinese sweatshop worker worked very hard on that thing for $2 a day. The least we can do to show that worker our support is to give Irrational Games the $150, I'm sure it'll find its way to that worker in China.

Rivboets7
Rivboets7

 @megakick 

From what I've played from Dishonored it seems more like BioShock. Also BioShock was made first.

Tremblay343
Tremblay343

 @megakick Dishonoured is basically bioshock .  It's just more stealth oriented.  

 

And saying bioshock is just an FPS is kinda crazy.  You're ignore all the plasmids, tonics (rune powers and bonecharms) and the new skyrail mechanics.  And we still don't really know much about how elizabeth is going to work aside from phasing in different combat options.

Defenseman13
Defenseman13

 @cheamo I do. I went to school and have a decent career. You should try it.

ziproy
ziproy

The only people who buy stupid crap; stupid people

daBrokenFace
daBrokenFace

I wish I didn't have a job!  Then I would have more time to play, ha ha

deliman
deliman

 @BladeStrike1234 I would personally be embarrassed to display a videogame statuette anywhere in my house.  I have enough trouble getting laid as it is...

Jedi4ce28
Jedi4ce28

 @ziproy 

 That would include everyone in the known world, somewhere at some time, everyone has purchased something that could be considered stupid to someone else. A pair of shoes, a top end video card, tickets to a certain show or movie. If you got the money and you're shelling it out, it's not really stupid is it? and who gives a crap what some random person has to say about it anyway.

Defenseman13
Defenseman13

 @cheamo It certainly wasn't for fun, as you have no sense of humor and seem angry at toys.

cheamo
cheamo

 @Defenseman13 Yes it was, and I guess all those engineering and math courses were just for fun.

Minooner
Minooner

@96augment @Minooner Looking back. I think that's what he meant. I'm confused as well. Lol

96augment
96augment

 @Minooner   When I see BS, I think bullshit, not Bioshock. I got a little bit confused.