BioShock Infinite Ultimate Songbird Edition includes monstrous statue

Designed by System Shock, Thief and BioShock concept artist.

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Two special editions of BioShock Infinite have been unveiled by Irrational Games boss Ken Levine.

The Ultimate Songbird Edition is the most lavish and includes a nine-and-a-half-inch statue of the game's iconic avian enemy. In the US it costs $149.99 (about 93).

It's "the coolest statue ever", Levine claimed in a just-published blog post. The piece was designed by talented concept artist and Irrational veteran Robb Waters, he who dreamt up BioShock's Little Sisters.

Other goodies include a linen-bound 64-page artbook, a 25mm Handyman figurine, a propaganda poster lithograph, 3" Murder of Crows bottle keychain and a digital soundtrack.

In-game items include three exclusive Gear power-ups: Bull Rush to strike down foes when you melee; Extra! Extra! to earn money from collecting audio logs; and Betrayer to see enemies explode in a damaging ball of flames upon death.

Xbox 360 players get Booker and Elizabeth avatar costumes, while PC and PlayStation 3 gamers receive Themes.

The Ultimate Songbird Edition will include all of the above, while the standard Special Edition will include everything but the statue for $79.99. European pre-orders will begin on Monday, 22nd October - expect to see local pricing then.

BioShock Infinite is due to launch on 26th February after a long and delayed development. This week more staff were reported as having left the project for pastures new, after earlier high-profile departures in August. New gameplay footage - the first in many months - is due to be unveiled this weekend.

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