2011 has brought us some great games so far: Marvel vs Capcom 3, Killzone 3, Red Faction Armageddon, etc. More are on the way but 2012 is right around the corner. What does this mean? It means the next installment in the Bioshock series is fast approaching.
Bishock: Infinite is set to release sometime next year, although, there hasn’t been conformation on an exact release date for the game yet. Although this is the next installment in the Bioshock series it’s actually a prequel to the franchise. The game will take place in the very early 1900′s. The game will be set in the city of Columbia, a large city suspended in the air by blimps and large balloons. Like Rapture, Columbia was once a prosperous place but has quickly gone to hell. In the debut trailer (at the bottom of the page) you will notice American flags, banners, and propaganda related to the city. Players will be playing as Booker Dewitt, not much is known about his identity. He is set with the task of rescuing Elizabeth (a woman believed to be a native of Columbia) from a large robotic bird know as Songbird; along with many other things. Seen in the demo (at the bottom of the page), Elizabeth has a rare power but it seems she cannot control it. They are called tears and it seems the player can have Elizabeth use her tears for their benefit. The demo reveals clues as to what her power really is. At one point you can clearly see a movie theatre reading: “Revenge of The Jedi”. The actual movie “Return of the Jedi” released in 1983. My guess is that those tears can somehow open paths to the future, and possibly the past. The objective is to get Elizabeth away from Columbia but with the city suspended high above the ground, one can only wonder how this will work.
Eve has somewhat returned to the game but there is no certainty it will be called this. There are plasmids in the game and will be essential to freeing Elizabeth from Columbia. There is however the question of where the power comes from. As most of us may know, eve was stored in a syringe after collecting it from a dead body. Will they keep this theme alive? Who knows? As for the enemies, they look to be similar to that of Rapture. Sporting ragged clothes, some kind of facial hair or mask, and wielding some kind melee weapon; seems similar to me. The weapons are looking great just from looking at the demo. A new shotgun has been revealed along with other things. To get around in the city of Columbia you have to use a new system called the Skyline. It’s a large rail system spread around different parts of the city and you’ll have to use a skyhook to use the Skyline.
Its a new place and a new game. The graphics look amazing and the gameplay looks smooth, almost easy in a way. 2012 is shaping up to be a good year. Mass Effect 3, Border Lands 2, and The Secret World. All great games in their own design, but Bishock is first on my list. The Bishock series has yet to fail me and I don’t see it failing me any time soon. This is a must buy for 2012.