2K Games announced today that BioShock® Infinite will be available in North America on October 16, 2012 for the PS3, Xbox 360 and 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. 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 evolutionary 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.