While we wait ever-so patiently for the brand new trailer for BioShock Infinite (two days to go!), the nice folks at Irrational Games have eased our burden somewhat with the announcement of the Ultimate Songbird Edition of the game, as well as the slightly-more-standard BioShock Infinite Premium Edition.
…that is the 9-and-a-half inch statue that you’ll get as part of the Ultimate Songbird pack, described by Irrational‘s Ken Levine:
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.
The Premium Edition is nothing to laugh at, by the way. You’ll get – as Ken says – a “giant pile of swag”, for a rather reasonable price. Here’s all the details:
- SONGBIRD STATUE
This highly detailed, hand painted, resin-cast 9.75” statue was designed in limited edition by Robb Waters, concept artist at Irrational Games. This statue, shipped in collectible packaging inspired by the world of Columbia, will look great on your shelf – in or out of the box.
- ART BOOK
This 64-page collectible mini-edition of The Art of BioShock Infinite provides a substantial look at the full version, published by Dark Horse Comics. This special-edition art book offers an exclusive peek at the development of the game’s unique art style, and features a handdistressed linen cover, early designs, and concept art.
- HANDYMAN FIGURINE
Get ready to play the upcoming BioShock Infinite board game, BioShock Infinite: The Siege of Columbia, created and published by Plaid Hat Games. With this exclusive, 25mm resin-cast Handyman figure, you’ll have a head start.
- LITHOGRAPHIC PRINT
A real-life piece of propaganda from BioShock Infinite’s world of Columbia, this heavy-stock lithograph print, an ad for the Devil’s Kiss vigor, was designed by Jorge Lacera, concept artist at Irrational Games.
- MURDER OF CROWS KEYCHAIN
This follow-up to the highly-demanded, full-size Murder of Crows replica bottle is an exclusive 3” keychain. It is fully 3-dimensional, hand-painted and distressed, and features a sturdy brass ring.
- DOWNLOADABLE CONTENT
Digital Soundtrack: Downloadable soundtrack features music from BioShock Infinite and is exclusive to the Premium and Ultimate Songbird Editions.
Gear Pack: Start the game with three exclusive Gear power-ups:
Bull Rush: Melee strikes from a sprint have a chance to knock the enemy down.
Extra! Extra!: Audio logs also grant a bounty of “Silver Eagles” – ingame currency.
Betrayer: Killing your possessed enemies causes them to explode in a fireball that deals damage.
The Ultimate Songbird Edition will, of course, also include the stunning Songbird statue, 9.75 inches tall, resin cast, highly detailed and hand-painted. For a better look at all the bits and pieces, head to the BioShock Infinite website, which features a lovely virtual magnifying glass to check out the finer details.
Of course, if you want one of either pack, you’ll have to be quick, these are seriously limited. Check with your local retailer to see if they are stocking the edition you want – some are, some aren’t, and things may vary from outlet to outlet.