Irrational Games Announces Bioshock Infinite

By zigs00, 6 years ago
Irritational Games - the genuises behind BioShock (Xbox 360) (but not the sequel) and seminal PC classic System Shock 2 - have finally revealed their new project, entitled Bioshock Infinite. Their Project Icarus teaser site (http://www.whatisicarus.com/) has just been updated, revealing what the developer's mysterious new project is, which you can see for yourself via these gorgeous looking screenshots:

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The website for the game also hosts a brief synopsis of the game's plot, which definitely sounds incredibly exciting:

BioShock Infinite is a first-person shooter currently in development at Irrational Games, the studio behind the original BioShock (which sold over 4 million units worldwide). Set in 1912, BioShock 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 DeWitt 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. 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.
Head yourself over to http://www.whatisicarus.com/trailer.php to see the debut trailer for the guy. You may want to make sure you've got a spare pair of pants before you do though...

Edit: the trailer has since been added to GameTrailers, so I can post it directly into the news post like so: