Fans of 2K Games’ award-winning BioShock franchise should be excited. Fans of video games in general should be excited. Known for deftly blending sublime first person gun play with eerie, unpredictable plot-lines, the BioShock series is getting a major overhaul come 2012 with the release of BioShock: Infinite. Things are getting inverted up in here: instead of trudging through the cramped, congested corridors of dystopic underwater society, Rapture, your character will be jumping around the open, arid platforms of dystopic city-in-the-clouds, Columbia.
2K released a ten minute video of actual game play featuring all of the telekinetics and gun play series veterans have come to expect. Using your psychic abilities to catch missiles and fling them back at your opponents? Check. Shooting lightning out of your fingers, a la so many Jedi’s? Check. Calling an angry flock of birds to dismember your opponents? Not really sure what that has to do with psychic ability, but… Check.
Needless to say, we’re excited. 2K’s BioShock franchise established itself as a benchmark in the video game world back in 2007; whether you’re an FPS nut avidly awaiting the next big release, a casual gamer tired of the overly competitive world of Call of Duty, or somewhere in between, Infinite should appeal. It’s combination of fun, can’t-put-the-controller-down gun fights, mind-bending puzzles and warped stories create one of the most genuinely unique universes in gaming.