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BioShock Infinite Announced, Debut Trailer Released
2K Games announced today that BioShock Infinite, a first-person shooter is now in development at Irrational Games, the creators of the original BioShock. The game is set in 1912 and introduces a completely new story, taking players out of the underwater environments of Rapture straight into Columbia - a huge city in the sky. Here's the announcement trailer:

The game is scheduled for a 2012 release. Word is: "Originally conceived as a floating symbol of American ideals at a time when the United States was emerging as a world power, Columbia is dispatched to distant shores with great fanfare by a captivated public. What begins as a brand new endeavor of hope turns drastically wrong as the city soon disappears into the clouds to whereabouts unknown."

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As for the story, here's a bit of preliminary info: "The player assumes the role of former Pinkerton agent Booker DeWitt, sent to the lost city to rescue Elizabeth, a young woman imprisoned there since childhood. He develops a relationship with Elizabeth, augmenting his abilities with hers so the pair may escape from a city that is literally falling from the sky. DeWitt must learn to fight foes in high-speed Sky-Line battles, engage in combat both indoors and amongst the clouds, and harness the power of dozens of new weapons and abilities."

Ken Levine, creative director of Irrational Games, said: "In order to explore the floating city of Columbia, we needed an entirely new engine. To bring Elizabeth to life, we had to build brand-new animation and AI systems. To create wide-ranging indoor and outdoor firefights at 30,000 feet, we had to rethink, rebuild and expand the BioShock arsenal. The only thing gamers can be certain of is this: the rules of the BioShock universe are about to change."

BioShock Infinite is going to be available for PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

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Reader Comments
Vader [STAFF] Aug 12 2010, 02:55 pm EDT
Holy crap! I like how this shit looks. Here's hoping for a good game... and all we have to do is wait. Man, 2012...
Terminator Aug 12 2010, 02:59 pm EDT
That trailer looks freaky.
PainZero Aug 12 2010, 03:13 pm EDT
Wow, now that's a surprise and a very good one indeed. It looks quite creative, this might turn out to be a very nice game.
KeepSmilin Aug 12 2010, 03:16 pm EDT
  FranzInc: Haha my thoughts exactly
skribb: Laputa was a huge island-like behemoth of a "castle",…
Fuckd__4_Life Aug 12 2010, 06:34 pm EDT
I just wish they hadn't announced it so soon. What's the point? It releases 2 years from now.

I am damn excited for this. It looks every bit as brilliant and original as the first Bioshock. Irrational Games are right there with the likes of Valve, R* and Bioware in making honest-to-god good games. More power, Irrational.
im_stardust Aug 12 2010, 07:30 pm EDT
It's shit you primates.
  Towndrunk: I'm actually with Im_emo on this one
greenberet Aug 12 2010, 10:12 pm EDT
Man, this looks good!
Un Om Bun [STAFF] Aug 12 2010, 11:58 pm EDT
How 'bout this time we meet some people in person ? Hmm ? Too difficult to solve ? It's easier to place some faggot in my headset and some whore behind a bulletproof glass ? Yeees ? How precious...
Vader [STAFF] Aug 13 2010, 12:06 am EDT
Thought you liked whores behind bulletproof glass...
  Un Om Bun: Hmm, you got me there.
amar Aug 13 2010, 12:12 am EDT
the first time i fought on a floating city was way back in prince of persia 3D :p
  DylanDeVille: i still think that was a fun combat system.
amar: it was unforgiving...but very satisfying :-)
GrgoljBlaster Aug 13 2010, 02:03 am EDT
I'll quote Neo on this one: "woah!"
araczynski Aug 13 2010, 05:33 am EDT
hopefully it doesn't suck like the other 2. yeah, i know i'm in the minority, but that doesn't make the 2 games any better of an experience in my eyes.
  QuickBrownFox: I hope you are once again disappointed.
greenberet: I hope your disappointment will so supreme that you w…


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