BioShock LE innards dissected

Limited Edition of Irrational's PC, 360 game to feature Big Daddy figurine, "Making of" DVD, and soundtrack for $10 more.

Democracy was in action last month when gamers signed an online petition asking 2K Games to release a collector's edition of BioShock, the upcoming PC and Xbox 360 game from Irrational Games. Upon getting 5,000 signatures, 2K Games acquiesced and announced that it would release a special edition of the game, but did not mention what would be included. That decision was left up to the gamers, who voted in an online poll to determine the LE's contents.

Note: Figurine will be smaller and won't try to kill you.

Today, a 2K rep informed GameSpot not only of what will be included as goodies to the limited edition, but also how much it will cost gamers. Dubbed BioShock Limited Edition, the SKU will set back gamers an extra $10 ($59.99 for the PC version, $69.99 for the Xbox 360 version) and be available exclusively at GameStop and EB Games outlets in the US and Canada. 2K Games has not yet detailed the release of the LE in other territories.

In addition to the requisite "Making of" DVD and special packaging with original art, the BioShock LE will come with the game's soundtrack and a figurine of a Big Daddy (pictured), one of the game's characters.

BioShock is scheduled for release this August. For more information, read GameSpot's previous coverage.

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225 comments
rockafella06
rockafella06

i just pre-ordered mine, yay. it better be good!!! the making of dvd better show wireframes :D

Darth-Sifh
Darth-Sifh

Is the LE only available though Preorder or will it be available after Bioshock comes out?

Vortec33
Vortec33

For those that wrote of this game possibly flopping needs to get into a time machine fast and retract that statement.

ogretroll123
ogretroll123

I want that figurine! To EB GAMES! AWAY!

theKSMM
theKSMM

If they had "Making of..." content ready to go, how likely is it that they were not going to release a Limited Edition?

mugenad
mugenad

already ordered thanks great looking game and i can wait to play it !!!

champmanfan
champmanfan

Game always charges more than anyone else, but if its exclusive, count me in :) I love these special editions, you get to know much more about the game than just playing it, extra videos & soundtracks are great. I hope it included some walkthrought videos like C&C3: TW Kane Edition did.

truemattyz
truemattyz

i for one woud buy special ediiton of this game and i havel aready with oblivion, stalker and age of empire 3 this is also a great way to boost sales i was quite happy payng an extra 10 pounds i live in uk

Mastergamist
Mastergamist

If they have any brains at all they will give it to Europe. After all, you are all gamers and should be treated equally and as such.

Bear-Max
Bear-Max

Hopefully GAME will strike up a deal with Irrational and that'll sort out European distribution. I hope it does anyway... I really want that soundtrack CD.

WizengamotX
WizengamotX

I really didn't want any t shirt or figurine or anything like that but that's cool I guess. Umm anyone know if the LE version of the game is on DVD or CD format? I know the LE comes with a DVD but I'm referring to the game itself being in DVD format or CD. Please answer only if you know what you are talking about.

uberjannie
uberjannie

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! What about UK? Bloody crackers..

kappareign
kappareign

sounds pretty cool... hope the game is as good as it looks

denaz
denaz

Sweet as, glad i voted... but i didn't expect to get a big daddy doll:P i didn't even know there was a vote for what content there was!

Mastergamist
Mastergamist

It makes more sense to buy it on the day of launch then have it come four months later after practically everyone has one. I reserved it, Gamestop asked if I would like to upgrade, that's like McDonalds asking "would you like to super size?". I know it's not gonna be good for me -money wise in this case- but I can't resist the offer.

couggod
couggod

Whats with people demanding limited editions of games. They already cost too much and you to pay more for things that you could get later. You don't even know if its going to be good or not and you want all of these extras that add to the production costs and lengthen development time. How about waiting until after its released and then demand your limited edition goodies.

anakid
anakid

This is gonna be sweet!!!

p1er
p1er

Don't worry... We'll just import it from the US cheaper than the prices over here! 33% cheaper actually, from where I live anyways :D

nelo_uk
nelo_uk

europeans dont get your panties in a bunch!!! there is gonna be a limited edition comming over for us as well! =D

TrumpyTheDog
TrumpyTheDog

"talonkard044: PLEASE HOLY JEEBUS LET THERE BE A LIMITED EDITION FOR THE PS3!!!" There is... limited to NO copies ever being made.

JEEBUS_BOGONDO
JEEBUS_BOGONDO

It's okay, I'll just do what I aways do.. Wait outside a gamestop wearing a George W. Bush mask and beat the crap out of the first unlucky kid to walk out with the game.

mkurts
mkurts

Great - I will have something to look forward to. Finally the Soundtrack will come in the LE edition. Better than that crap titled Halo 3. I know where my money is going.

pawno
pawno

YES! Can't wait! Its fantastic that 2K actually listened to the fans when it came to putting the limited edition together.

Yuefo
Yuefo

i cannot wait for this game, but im not dropping 70 bucks on it....regular edition is fine with me

Valen_Ca
Valen_Ca

ktseymour News flash, the Big Daddy figure has been replaced with a signed copy of the development team's underpants. I'd say that's worth 70 smackers....dopes. How long before were paying 80 bucks for a game Depends on how long it takes for the PS4, Xbox 720 and Wii 2 to come out (Although the Wii 2 will most likely still see games cost as much as the current Wii games do.)

Reldas89
Reldas89

in australia is $89 for normal and 100 of LE

ktseymour
ktseymour

News flash, the Big Daddy figure has been replaced with a signed copy of the development team's underpants. I'd say that's worth 70 smackers....dopes. How long before were paying 80 bucks for a game

Reldas89
Reldas89

where have all the posters gone??? i love the poster you get with the limited edition packs , thery usally look great and i can put them up on my wall lol, then when i walk into my room i can go OH yeah i gotta play that tonight. i wish it came with one and i wish all LE packs would come with one

AFWorm
AFWorm

Not too shabby. Now, if only I had $60...

CoolMemberName
CoolMemberName

Ya, Halo 3 comes with a bunch of videos. Soooooooo, worth the extra money spent. Making of stuff is crap. Give me something that lasts. A figurine and sound track is what makes Bioshock better in the LE realm. Bioshock just gets better.

AbstractTerror
AbstractTerror

I would pay $10 more just for the soundtrack... I love video game music :D

frankeyser
frankeyser

stoutlad gwilo Halo 3 has a very comparable limited edition setup. No, you don't get a figurine, you get a bust of the Chief's helmet. You still get a making-of DVD, you can get an art book, etc. So in truth, Halo 3 CE comes with more than Bioshock LE. yeah but you also have to pay 60 bucks more than you do for this one... not worth it!

stoutlad
stoutlad

gwilo Halo 3 has a very comparable limited edition setup. No, you don't get a figurine, you get a bust of the Chief's helmet. You still get a making-of DVD, you can get an art book, etc. So in truth, Halo 3 CE comes with more than Bioshock LE.

jporter313
jporter313

definitely going to pick this up

sinx1971
sinx1971

I hope they dont mess this up cuz I am dying to play this game. There better be a demo on XBL before it comes out. It looks and its gameplay seems unique. I would personally would had like more in game content (extra levels, etc) as part of the LE but I will still get the extra version. I want the figurine so I can play with it alone in my bedroom in my underwear. Unless somebody wants to over with theirs and we can play together.

malmeid2
malmeid2

I don't know. Usually games are announced further away from the launch than three months. Doesn't sound like it's going to PS3, and even if it does get ported, it will probably launched 6 months or a year later. Poor PS3, it could've used a good looking shooter like this...

gwilo007
gwilo007

WOW!!! now that's how you do a Limited / Collector's Edition!!! man I wish other games would take a hint... **cough-halo 3-cough**

Blackstaff
Blackstaff

dukebd... it's also a PC game, which makes it a non-Exclusive :p

dukebd699
dukebd699

talonkard044 its not coming out on PS3 its 360 console exclusive

Bubble2
Bubble2

Ten bucks only, not bad.

BadSushi
BadSushi

I wanted a poster :(, or at least two figurines to make them fight!

Modx22
Modx22

this game looks weird not going to live up to the hype

mixhawkeye
mixhawkeye

Meh...I don't need a soundtrack, a making of...or an action figure of big daddy. I JUST WANT MY BIOSHOCK!