‘Bioshock Infinite’ Preview (Video)

BioShock Infinite

BioShock Infinite

BioShock Infinite

For many video game enthusiasts, the BioShock series is a grouping of games handcrafted by the gods of video games for us mortals to play when they allow us to. The series has two games so far–BioShock and BioShock 2–with a new one which will be released next year: BioShock Infinite.

Details on the new game were kept under wraps for some time, but are now out in the open: the new game does not take place underwater as the first two but in the air, in Columbia, during the year 1912. You play Brooker DeWitt, a former government agent, who is searching to find a woman named Elizabeth, who he feels is at the center of a civil war. Unfortunately for them both, she is being pursued by a former captive/robotic monster called Songbird. Sounds a little confusing, yes, which I am sure is the point until you actually play it.

The video above is a fifteen minute gameplay demo that debuted at this year’s E3, where it swept the conference’s awards. The video takes place in the middle of the game where Brooker and Elizabeth are perusing this air city, occasionally stalked by Songbird and others, but also using tears, items that alter space and time. As you can see in one of the photos, there is a “Revenge Of The Jedi” marquee which is when Elizabeth opens a tear to the early eighties (yes, that is Tears for Fears you hear in the clip).

As you can tell, this new entry in the series is a total departure and looks nothing like the other entries in the series. Watching the above clip it seems very, very confusing how to play this game as it looks like a movie. If you still want more on the game, the Bioshock Infinite site has much more fun videos and IGN released the first ten minutes of the game last year, furthering that this game is just a movie you click buttons through.


3 Comments ‘Bioshock Infinite’ Preview (Video)

  1. Sean September 22, 2011 at 4:43 PM

    Holy shit.

    I never played this series before but wow the art, creativity, gameplay, atmosphere and everything else looks really fresh and interesting. This is a definite game that I have to track now. Thanks for sharing this!

  2. Glenn Thomas September 22, 2011 at 5:51 PM

    important to note that this is the actual sequel. Bioshock 2 was made my a completely different Company, and Bioshock: Infinite has been in development since #1 was finished.

    And it looks fantastic!

  3. Lobo7922 September 26, 2011 at 4:15 PM

    And yet I haven’t played the first Bioshock, unbelievable :p

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