It turns out that the BioShock 2 Collectors Edition contains a double-secret, super-cool surprise, but you might have to put some work into seeing it for yourself.
The BioShock 2 Collectors Edition is beyond sweet. Packaged in a ridiculously huge box, it includes a hardcover coffee table art book, a full-sized vinyl LP, three prints of posters from Rapture and, of course, the game. And, it turns out, a secret.
Compared to the LP and the art book, the three prints were most noteworthy for the fact that they at least didn't take up a lot of space. Or so it seemed; yet as one quicked-eye 2K forum user revealed, they might be the coolest part of the whole thing.
"I put the posters up in my man cave the other day and had some friends over," wrote a user by the name of JRoch. "They were messing around with an old black light I found and I was surprised and delighted to see that there are hidden messages on each of the three posters!"
Is that incredibly cool or what? Community Manager Elizabeth Tobey seemed pleased that two weeks after release, somebody finally discovered them, saying succinctly, "Well would you look at that. ;)" I think 2K Games may have just racked up a year's worth of gamer cred in one fell swoop.
Photos and videos of the hidden messages have been posted on Photobucket, showing the hidden messages in all their glory. I don't happen to have a black light kicking around so I can't see the effect first-hand (although I think a shopping trip might be in order) but if you do, try it for yourself and let us know how it goes!