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BioShock: Infinite special editions unveiled

on 18 October 2012

Irrational Games co-founder Ken Levine has lifted the wraps off BioShock: Infinite’s Ultimate Songbird and Premium Edition releases.

First up, the Songbird Edition includes a 3-inch baby version keychain of the sold-out Murder of Crows vigor bottle replica, a 5x7-inch lithograph by Jorge Lacera, a 25 millimeter, resin-cast Handyman miniature from the upcoming BioShock Infinite board game, a mini art book, plus a host of digital extras such as in-game gear, digital soundtrack, plus platform-specific DLC.

Most impressive of all, however, is the statue of the Songbird itself, which is probably why this release will set you back a whopping $149.99.

If that’s a little on the pricey side for you however, you can instead plump for the Premium Edition, which includes all of the above minus the statue for $79.99.

Levine also provided a little insight into the thought process behind the special editions on the Irrational Games blog, which you can see below.

“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.”

BioShock: Infinite is due out in February 2013. Both the Songbird and Premium editions will be available in limited quantities, so get your pre-orders in sharpish here.