Ever since its debut trailer back in late 2010, the collective gaming public has been clamoring for Bioshock: Infinite for way too long. While plenty about the game has been revealed, including gameplay, weapons system, special abilities, and more, we still have no freakin’ clue just when we’ll be able to get our hands on the title…until today. Yes, in a long awaited process, 2K Games have finally announced today the exact date of when the game will be hitting stores.
Bioshock: Infinite will be available to purchase on October 16th for Xbox 360, PS3, and PC the publisher released, with an international release just three days later.
For more from 2K, here’s the press release:
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 BioShockgameplay 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 BioShockInfinite.com.
About freakin’ time, right? What do you think of the release date?