Irrational Games is doing a literal 180 in Bioshock: Infinite, taking players from the dark, claustrophobic tunnels of Rapture to the open, expansive skies of Columbia.
Columbia, the city-in-the-clouds and not the school, “was intended to be a floating symbol of American ideals,” but the city unfortunately disappears into atmosphere unknown. In 1912, Pinkerton agent Booker DeWitt is sent to the lost sky city to rescue Elizabeth, “a young woman imprisoned there since childhood,” in hopes that the pair can escape the aerial prison.
Irrational is promising “high-speed Sky-Line battles,” “combat both indoors and amongst the clouds,” and “dozens of new weapons and abilities,” according to their press release.
The announcement trailer is scant on details (what announcement trailer isn’t?), but color me intrigued. Take a look:
Bioshock: Infinite is slated to release on the Xbox 360, PS3, and PC in 2012.