Bioshock Infinite Unveiled: Ocean Replaced By Sky
Anything called "Bioshock" instantly has our attention, especially if it's a brand new breed of the franchise.
After Bioshock 2 released, Take-Two boss Strauss Zelnick said 2K was working on "an original title that could become another franchise," while other rumors said a third undersea adventure was planned. Well, the result is sort of a combination: a game that's in a completely different environment but is still called "Bioshock." It's Irrational's Bioshock Infinite, which was formally unveiled this afternoon. It's set to include many of the elements fans of the series know and love (Plasmid-like power-ups, guns, a surreal atmosphere, etc.) but will take place high above the ground.
Yep, they've pulled a 180, it seems; instead of the depths of the ocean, Infinite will take place in a giant floating city called Columbia. Constructed by the US as a demonstration of the nation's immense technological capability, it eventually runs into similar problems as Rapture...i.e., the constant drive forward resulting in mutations and lots and lots of insane weaponry. You will play as Booker DeWitt, a former member of the Pinkerton National Detective Agency, the largest security company of the late 19th century.
Bioshock Infinite is slated to release for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC in 2012. We'll bring you more media and info as it becomes available.
Related Game(s): Bioshock Infinite
8/12/2010 3:57:53 PM Ben Dutka