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BioShock Infinite To Hit the Streets This Fall

We now have an official date so that you can book your trip to the sky island of Columbia later this year.

After being in development for four years, Irrational Games’ next entry in the BioShock series, BioShock Infinite, has a release date. Gamers will finally be able to explore the floating city of Columbia on October 19, 2012 on the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 or PC.

“After BioShock, we had a vision for a follow up that dwarfed the original in scope and ambition,” said the Creative Director at Irrational Games, Kevin Levine.  “BioShock Infinite has been our sole focus for the last four years, and we can’t wait for fans to get their hands on it.”

While some gamers may be disappointed that we’ll have to wait till late in the year for BioShock Infinite to land, many will be glad to know that the game finally has a solid release date. 

Taking place far from the claustrophobic, underwater city of Rapture, BioShock Infinite places the gamer in the role of Booker DeWitt as he attempts to escape the airborne city of Columbia with his companion Elizabeth.  The game utilizes many familiar game mechanics of the BioShock/System Shock series, but adds more than enough to ensure the player won’t experience the normal sequel déjà vu.

Stay tuned to PixlBit as we’ll be keeping you up to date on BioShock Infinite up to and through its launch.

Press Release


2K Games and Irrational Games Announce Street Date for BioShock® Infinite

Eagerly anticipated game to revolutionize action storytelling on October 16, 2012


New York, NY – March 1, 2012 – 2K Games announced today that BioShock® Infinite will be available in North America on October 16, 2012 on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Windows PC. The title will be available internationally on October 19, 2012.

Developed by Irrational Games, BioShock Infinite won more than 75 editorial awards at E3 in 2011, including the Game Critics Awards’ Best of Show. The title has been named one of the most anticipated games of 2012 by more than 50 media outlets, including WIRED, USA Today, TIME, GameSpot, and GameTrailers. The BioShock franchise is one of the interactive entertainment industry’s most successful and critically acclaimed series, which has sold-in over 9 million units worldwide.

“After BioShock, we had a vision for a follow up that dwarfed the original in scope and ambition,” said Ken Levine (@iglevine), Creative Director of Irrational Games (@irrationalgames). “BioShock Infinite has been our sole focus for the last four years, and we can’t wait for fans to get their hands on it.”

BioShock Infinite puts players in the role of Booker DeWitt, a hard-bitten former Pinkerton agent, together with the revolutionary AI companion, Elizabeth. The two struggle to escape the sky-city of Columbia, in a 1912 America that might have been. Armed with an arsenal of new weapons and abilities, they face menacing enemies, in unique expansive environments. Classic BioShock gameplay joins innovations such as aerial combat on high-speed Sky-Lines in the service of an immersive storyline – an Irrational Games signature.

BioShock Infinite is not yet rated by the ESRB. For more information on BioShock Infinite please visit http://www.bioshockinfinite.com.

About Irrational Games

Located near Boston, Massachusetts, Irrational Games is widely recognized as one of the industry's leading game developers. Irrational has earned a reputation for creating story-driven, genre-defining games with award-winning hits like System Shock 2, Freedom Force, and the original BioShock. For more information, visit http://www.IrrationalGames.com.

Irrational Games is a 2K Games studio. 2K Games is a division of 2K, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO).

About 2K

Founded in 2005, 2K develops and publishes interactive entertainment for console systems, handheld gaming systems and personal computers, including smartphones and tablets through its three divisions: 2K Games, 2K Sports, and 2K Play that are delivered through physical retail, digital download, online platforms and cloud streaming services. 2K publishes titles in today’s most popular gaming genres, including first-person shooters, action, role-playing, real-time strategy, sports, casual, and family entertainment. The 2K label has some of the most talented development studios in the world today, including Firaxis Games, Visual Concepts, Irrational Games, 2K Marin, 2K Australia, 2K Czech, Cat Daddy Games, and 2K China. In just a few short years, 2K launched the 2007 Game of the Year - BioShock®; published the critically acclaimed Borderlands™; continued the award-winning Sid Meier’s Civilization® series; delivered the #1 rated and #1 selling basketball franchise with NBA® 2K*; and broke new ground in the family entertainment market with its multi-million unit selling hit Carnival Games. 2K is headquartered in Novato, California and is a wholly owned label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO). For more information, please visit www.2K.com.

*According to 2008 - 2012 Gamerankings.com and The NPD Group estimates of U.S. retail video game sales through January 2012.

About Take-Two Interactive Software

Headquartered in New York City, Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. is a leading developer, marketer and publisher of interactive entertainment for consumers around the globe. The Company develops and publishes products through its two wholly-owned labels Rockstar Games and 2K, which publishes its titles under the 2K Games, 2K Sports and 2K Play brands. Our products are designed for console systems, handheld gaming systems and personal computers, including smartphones and tablets, and are delivered through physical retail, digital download, online platforms and cloud streaming services. The Company’s common stock is publicly traded on NASDAQ under the symbol TTWO. For more corporate and product information please visit our website at http://www.take2games.com.

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Comments

Angelo Grant Staff Writer

03/01/2012 at 09:32 AM

I really hope there's some sort of package they release with Bioshock and Bioshock Infinite.  I doubt it, but I lost my copy and want a new one!  This game was so important to this console generation.

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