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BioShock: Ultimate Rapture Edition releases Jan. 14

You think you know Rapture? Well, buddy, you don't know Rapture unless you've already played the BioShock 1 and 2 compilatin' BioShock: Ultimate Rapture Edition, which would be unexpected since it won't release until January 14.

The collection for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 will retail for $30 with various add-on packs for the games, including the critically lauded Minerva's Den DLC for BioShock 2. Players can also take a tour of the Museum of Orphaned Concepts, which exhibits concept art and character models from the development of the submersed city.

Of course, Ultimate Rapture includes a nod to the future (past) with an "exclusive collectable sticker pack from BioShock Infinite's world of Columbia to get gamers ready for the next chapter in the BioShock universe," the press release tells us. With these stickers in hand (and on Trapper Keeper), you might* even be prepared for BioShock Infinite's "unique" ending.

*Stickers probably won't actually prepare you for anything.

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15 comments

  • ObliqueZombie - January 7, 2013 7:35 a.m.

    Ohhh, I'll definitely buy this. If, of course, it gets some sort of sweet box art that isn't just 1 and 2's mashed together.
  • CitizenWolfie - January 6, 2013 2:34 a.m.

    Normally I'd be all over anything with "Ultimate edition" (or words to that effect) and I DO want to give Bioshock another chance after not liking it initially. But considering that Bioshock 2 is free to PS+ members and the first Bioshock is included with early copies of Infinite, I can't see myself splashing the cash on this, as much as I love concept art and that sort of stuff.
  • garnsr - January 5, 2013 9:01 p.m.

    Just yesterday I tried the hacking minigame in my PSPlus free copy of Bioshock 2, and found that I couldn't see the difference between the red and green sections of the minigame, because of my color blindness. I rememberedd reading about a patch for that, but it turns out you have to buy a DLC pack to get it. I'd heard Minerva's Den was good, but $10 for old DLC seems steep, but I did want to be able to play the game, since I liked the first well enough. This package seems to tie up a lot of problems I had with Bioshock 2, the patch should already be there, and you get the games and DLC that should be discounted by now, but there's hardly ever a DLC sale. Now that it's on disc, you'll be able to pick it up cheaper than it releases, like other collections that have come out so far, and it ends up being a good deal for anyone who doesn't own this stuff already.
  • ObliqueZombie - January 7, 2013 7:34 a.m.

    $10 may be steep, especially for being a bit old, but Minerva's Den is worth it. I was one of the few to fall in love with BioShock 2, yet I enjoyed Minerva's Den's narrative a bit better.
  • daniel-siemens - January 5, 2013 9:47 a.m.

    you all realise that bioshock was originally going to be a ps3 exclusive but then they cancelled that and went pc look how that turned for them they should have made it multi platform from the start.
  • Dante1924 - January 5, 2013 1:27 p.m.

    It was actually going to be a 360 exclusive, not a PS3 exclusive. I do see your point, though.
  • Redeater - January 4, 2013 2:04 p.m.

    No PC?
  • Pudge - January 4, 2013 5:45 p.m.

    Why would they even bother with a PC Version when the Bioshock Duology has been floating around $10 for all of 2012? No one is going to pay $30 on Steam for those games.
  • Redeater - January 4, 2013 8:21 p.m.

    The same could be said about the console games you fucking idiot. In fact I bought both of the PS3 games for under $15. The point is this includes all of the DLC and they are essentially just repackaging two games so the development cost would be nill.....and the money would go directly to 2K even when it is on sale for $10 on Steam as opposed to the $0 they would get from Gamestop resales. Nice try though champ.
  • Zeedar - January 5, 2013 1:20 a.m.

    Even if you were right, this tone would still not be acceptable. Could you please not be an asshole to other people? On the subject: If they made the decision to not make a PC pack, they probably did so because they didn't think it would be worth it. Therefore Pudge's argument holds up.
  • Redeater - January 6, 2013 12:04 a.m.

    Psychonauts has made more retroactively on Steam than it did when first launched on consoles. Your type of scared rationale is exactly why PC gamers are constantly getting screwed over by developers. MetroidPrimeRib gets it.
  • ZenRobot - January 5, 2013 4:47 p.m.

    Redeater is such a hardcore gamer, he didn't buy Bioshock until it was $15. haaaaaa. what a chump.
  • Redeater - January 5, 2013 11:59 p.m.

    I actually have Bioshock 1&2 for 360....as well as PC....as well as PS3.If I sounded surly inthat first post it was because I had been up for over forty hours. Besides.....does anyone over the age of 10 question someone being a "hardcore gamer"?
  • ObliqueZombie - January 7, 2013 7:40 a.m.

    I understand exactly what you're saying, but as Zeedar said, try not to be an asshole. Your words might actually be read in neutrality. That said, you must realize that they wouldn't include this for PC because this is a physical copy. Most PC gamers, including myself, don't buy games anywhere but Steam (and Impulse, when there are sales since it links directly to Steam) because that's one of the biggest points of PC gaming: easy direct-downloading of games, no car traveling required. I'm sure they didn't expect to make a profit at all if they made it for PC, since the whole appeal is LITERALLY Infinite stickers. I'm not saying that PC shouldn't be getting this deal, but it simply wouldn't be profitable. Hell, I don't think I've EVER bought a physical copy of a game for my PC, and I see no reason to.

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