BioShock Infinite, the highly-awaited third instalment of Irrational Games’ action shooter franchise, will be available on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 from 26 March.
Infinite is set on the floating city of Columbia, an idyllic setting full of open spaces lit by bright sunlight, which symbolises the ideas American exceptionalism – a far cry from the dark underwater city of Rapture from the last two games. The game also deals with themes of racism, Jingoism and xenophobia. Despite the completely new setting, Infinite still feels part of the same universe as the previous games.
The player assumes the identity of former Pinkerton agent Booker DeWitt, a veteran of the Battle of Wounded Knee who is hired by mysterious people to infiltrate Columbia and rescue a woman named Elizabeth. An almost constant companion throughout the game, Elizabeth is a helpful and interesting addition to the gameplay, rather than being a typical AI hindrance. As the character’s relationship and the story unfolds there will be a fair amount of thrills and surprises to enjoy.
The game is published by 2K Games and will be available for £35.