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Aug 12th 2010 at 10:56:22 AM

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.

Aug 12th 2010 at 10:58:37 AM


Underwater cities was one thing. But sky-cities?

Aug 12th 2010 at 11:09:08 AM

...I've misspelled the topic. Argh.

EDIT : Rock Paper Shotgun preview

1up preview

Kotaku preview

PCGamer preview

edited 12th Aug '10 11:12:48 AM by WUE

rmctagg09 The Wanderer (he/him) from Brooklyn, NY Relationship Status: I won't say I'm in love
The Wanderer (he/him)
Aug 12th 2010 at 11:15:39 AM

Looks like the subject's going to be ultranationalism and theocracy.

Hugging a Vanillite will give you frostbite. "The wheel will turn ever more, but I see pain. I see victory, but pain.
ZeroPotential from the depths of Dublin
Aug 12th 2010 at 12:37:09 PM

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.

All the Ewoks will look up and shout, "Save us from the Klingons!" And I'll whisper, "Why so serious?"
JotunofBoredom Left Eye from Noatun
Left Eye
Aug 12th 2010 at 12:46:56 PM

More like Sky-o-Shock, amirite?

I just remembered that I haven't even played the first game. sad

edited 12th Aug '10 12:47:16 PM by JotunofBoredom

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Chronix Better than a cross.
Better than a cross.
Aug 12th 2010 at 1:07:05 PM

I hope THEODOREROOSEVELT! makes an apearence.

edited 12th Aug '10 1:07:17 PM by Chronix

Closet DCLAU fan.
Aug 12th 2010 at 1:55:23 PM

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

Aug 12th 2010 at 2:56:42 PM

No more Heroic Mime, according to PC Gamer?

LizardBite Shameless Self-Promoter from Two Galaxies Over
Aug 12th 2010 at 5:32:21 PM

...I can't decide if this is the most awesome or most ridiculous thing I've ever heard.

Star_Kindler from Here, of course
Aug 12th 2010 at 5:39:43 PM

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.

C'est la vie.
Player2isDead Game Over. Try Again? from Four days in the future.
Game Over. Try Again?
Aug 12th 2010 at 5:52:53 PM

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.

Needs a new signature.
Cable Cable from Neither the US or Canada
Aug 12th 2010 at 5:57:33 PM


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.

"...Ah! Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!" -Wash
occono from Ireland.
Aug 12th 2010 at 6:04:30 PM

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.

Zeether Knight of Legend from Mahora (I wish)
Knight of Legend
Aug 12th 2010 at 6:50:10 PM

Can't Ken Levine just fucking get EA to put System Shock 2 on GOG or Steam already instead of making more Bioshock games?

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WildKnight Black Knight from the wasteland.
Aug 12th 2010 at 7:16:32 PM

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.

The blind man walking off the cliff is not making a leap of faith.
RocketDude Face Time from AZ, United States
Face Time
Aug 12th 2010 at 7:16:59 PM

^^Because it's EA, what do you expect?

edited 12th Aug '10 7:17:09 PM by RocketDude

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rmctagg09 The Wanderer (he/him) from Brooklyn, NY Relationship Status: I won't say I'm in love
The Wanderer (he/him)
Aug 12th 2010 at 7:23:50 PM

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

Hugging a Vanillite will give you frostbite. "The wheel will turn ever more, but I see pain. I see victory, but pain.
JackMackerel from SOME OBSCURE MEDIA
rmctagg09 The Wanderer (he/him) from Brooklyn, NY Relationship Status: I won't say I'm in love
The Wanderer (he/him)
Aug 12th 2010 at 7:49:10 PM

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

Hugging a Vanillite will give you frostbite. "The wheel will turn ever more, but I see pain. I see victory, but pain.
feotakahari Fuzzy Orange Doomsayer from Looking out at the city
Fuzzy Orange Doomsayer
Aug 12th 2010 at 8:55:48 PM

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.

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JackMackerel from SOME OBSCURE MEDIA
Aug 12th 2010 at 10:37:32 PM

Because it's EA, what do you expect?

Good stuff.

/you can call me a fantard all you want

Half-Life: Dual Nature, a crossover story of reasonably sized proportions.
JAF1970 Jonah Falcon from New York
Jonah Falcon
Aug 12th 2010 at 11:29:50 PM

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.

Jonah Falcon

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