Whenever anyone releases a special edition of anything it usually means they’ll be rehashing the same product with barely enough additional content to warrant calling it "special." It’s usually a move made by major movie studios designed to squeeze more money out of die hard fans and the unsuspecting consumer. However, videogame fans are proving that that’s not always the case.
In a strange bit of role reversal, fans of the as yet unreleased, retro, sci-fi, FPS, BioShock (for Xbox 360 and PC) have banded together and demanded a special edition of the game. This fervent appeal unsurprisingly occurred on the game’s official website, The Cult of Rapture, where dedicated fans started a petition calling for 2K Games to release a version of BioShock with bonus content. 2K responded by saying that if the petition reached 5,000 signatures they would indeed consent to the request of the insistent fans. That condition was met and exceeded in less than a day’s time.
Accordingly, 2K posted a poll asking users to vote on the winning piece of bonus content they would like to see compliment the special edition. The options include a BioShock art book, a Big Daddy figurine, a “making of” DVD, posters, the CD soundtrack or an exclusive print. As of right now, the Big Daddy figurine leads the pack with 38% of the vote, followed by the “making of” DVD with 15% and the soundtrack and art book competing for third place with 14%.
Gamespot.com: Limited edition BioShock confirmed