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Apparently it's Irrational Games new project.
Synopsis : ''Bio Shock Infinite is a first-person shooter currently in development at Irrational Games, the studio behind the original Bio Shock (which sold over 4 million units worldwide). Set in 1912, Bio Shock Infinite introduces an entirely new narrative and gameplay experience that lifts players out of the familiar confines of Rapture and rockets them to Columbia, an immense city in the sky.
Former Pinkerton agent Booker De Witt has been sent to rescue Elizabeth, a young woman imprisoned in Columbia since childhood. Booker 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. De Witt 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.''
I don't really know what to think about it.
Underwater cities was one thing. But sky-cities?
...I've misspelled the topic. Argh.
EDIT : Rock Paper Shotgun preview
edited 12th Aug '10 11:12:48 AM by WUE
Looks like the subject's going to be ultranationalism and theocracy.
Reminds me of Dark Void...
Is the Bio Shock universe just awash with these hidden cities dedicated to the extremes of a certain ideology or something?
Either way, this looks like there's gonna be some serious cases of vertigo here.
More like Sky-o-Shock, amirite?
I just remembered that I haven't even played the first game.
edited 12th Aug '10 12:47:16 PM by JotunofBoredom
I hope THEODOREROOSEVELT! makes an apearence.
edited 12th Aug '10 1:07:17 PM by Chronix
So if System Shock is Ultima Underworld IN SPACE!, and Bio Shock is System Shock UNDERWATER!, Then Bio Shock Infinite is Bio Shock IN THE SKY!?
This is getting confusing...
edited 12th Aug '10 1:56:16 PM by Talby
No more Heroic Mime, according to PC Gamer?
...I can't decide if this is the most awesome or most ridiculous thing I've ever heard.
I'm kind of ambivalent. Bioshock was fun. Bioshock 2 sounded interesting but I never had the funds available for it. Infinite just... eh. I guess I'll withhold judgment until there's more to talk about, though.
Except the city isn't secret. It's public knowledge.
I must say, I really like the look of this game. Especially the art style. The brightness, color, and general good condition of Columbia (that we've seen) provides a nice contrast to the dark wreck that was Rapture.
Well I was interested for Bioshock, but not so much Bioshock 2.
But this seems like an interesting enough departure (while staying close enough) so that the game will be interesting.
I'll just keep an eye on it for now.
Yeah, Bioshock 2 felt like Sequelitis to me, you can't do ANOTHER game about a world like Rapture....this is different enough to interest me.
Can't Ken Levine just fucking get EA to put System Shock 2 on GOG or Steam already instead of making more Bioshock games?
Bioshock 2 is fun, but I can't quite bring myself to play through it for some strange reason. Really don't know why.
I was quite enraptured (pun not intended...seriously) by the first game, though, so it encourages me to hear that that team is back. Maybe they'll be able to make lightning strike twice.
^^Because it's EA, what do you expect?
edited 12th Aug '10 7:17:09 PM by RocketDude
Did anyone else get a feeling of wrongness watching the trailer, pretty scenery covering a darker undertone?
edited 12th Aug '10 7:24:54 PM by rmctagg09
The BURDEN NOT COLUMBIA WITH YOUR CHAFF should confirm that...
There's also the whole Holy Duty business and Eagleland type 2 in general flying all over the place. There's just something wrong with the place.
edited 12th Aug '10 7:50:40 PM by rmctagg09
Woo-hoo! I was arguing as soon as I'd finished playing the first game that rather than continuing the story, they'd be better off making a sequel in gameplay only—like Far Cry 2, or even like the Final Fantasy series. Judging by the mixed reaction to Bioshock 2, I was right about that. I didn't play 2, but I'll sure play this.
Because it's EA, what do you expect?
/you can call me a fantard all you want
The floating city where the action takes place is Columbia. Since it takes place in 1912, the World’s Fair of 1893 is referenced, the city is literally a castle in the sky, and the American flag festoons every inch of the zeppelin city, one can safely assume that the game is going to make a statement on American imperialism.
Oh, I posted the full press release on my site.
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