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BioShock Infinite Trailer

Posted on November 5, 2012 at 2:08 pm by Justin Cavender

By now most of you have seen the new trailer for 2K Games’ upcoming release, BioShock Infinite. I have watched it several times over the last few weeks, and I can’t wait to sink my teeth into it next year. One thing I would like to point out to all of you is the music playing in the trailer. The song is called “Beast” and the band is Nico Vega. They’re one of my all time favorite bands and the lead singer, Aja Volkman, has an amazing stage presence. I encourage you to check them out when you have a chance.

BioShock Infinite is the third installment in the BioShock series. Although unrelated to the events in the first two games, this first-person shooter has all the same style and flavor the BioShock universe has to offer. I guess I would call it a steam punk adventure that takes to the skies. The gameplay and cinematics look amazing to say the least. There is something about the frightened expression the little girls always seem to have on their faces that just rattles my cage. It makes me feel awkward and uncomfortable which is something I love in story telling.

About The Game

BioShock Infinite is a whole new BioShock adventure set in the new environment of Columbia, an immense city in the sky. Players assume the role of a down-on-his luck former Pinkerton agent Booker DeWitt, sent to Columbia in 1912 to rescue Elizabeth, a young woman imprisoned there since childhood. DeWitt will develop a relationship with Elizabeth, augmenting his abilities with hers so the pair may escape from a city that is literally falling from the sky. You will learn to fight foes in high-speed Skyline battles, engage in combat both indoors and outdoors, and harness the power of dozens of new weapons and abilities.

Although BioShock Infinite is a whole new adventure, set away from the underwater city of Rapture featured in earlier games in the series, its gameplay mechanics are familiar. Initially the player is tasked with finding and rescuing the character, Elizabeth, a captive within the city for the majority of her life. In searching for her, the open-air city is traversed by foot as well as the “Skyline,” a rail system that the player connects to manually via a handheld grapple type tool. Elizabeth’s imprisonment is a mystery, and she and thus the player are pursued by a variety of enemies, human and mechanical. Primary among these is “Songbird,” a robotic birdlike creature, and Elizabeth’s one-time guardian/jailer. It wants her back. Players can utilize a variety of strategies in combat, including attacks, stealth, and hacking. In combat weapons are available, such as sniper rifle, machine gun, shotgun, pistol, rocket launcher, and of course, their fists. The game also features chemical based weapons in the form of vigors and nostrums. These function similarly to the plasmids and tonics used in earlier BioShock games, with vigors granting access to actively used powers and abilities, and nostrums passively bolstering an overall condition, for example, improved health, strength or damage resistance.

Check out the trailer below and I hope you enjoy Nico Vega as much as I do. If for some reason the first two BioShock games slipped passed you, now is as good a time as any to pick them up. They are super creepy, stylish, and fabulous. Every now and then a little pee might escape your body, so you might want to empty your bladder before you start playing.

Bioshock Infinite will be available on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC on February 26, 2013.

You can Follow Justin on Twitter @Edgyarmo and see photos of him rockin’ out to @NicoVega.

    • Loopy Loop

      Yeah Nico has a fun sound to them. Bioshock is a little too creepy for my taste though.

    • Big Daddy Cool

      Can't wait. The BioShock franchise is rock solid.

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