Irrational Games‘ BioShock Infinite has been in development for a while now, but everything appears to be right on track for a successful launch next month. In fact, the fine folk at Irrational (who happen to have been working on the title for roughly five years) finally confirmed that BioShock Infinite has gone gold, and is on track to simultaneously hit the Xbox 360, PS3, and PC in just over a month’s time.
To celebrate the end of the game’s initial development cycle, the team has released a brand new trailer that highlights some of the themes present within the final product. The trailer has been labeled the ‘Lamb of Columbia’, and there are plenty of plot details to draw from the sporadic snippets of gameplay and dialogue that the teaser is comprised of.
As is evident by the footage, Booker DeWitt (BioShock Infinite‘s main protagonist) is tasked with retrieving a young girl by the name of Elizabeth from the sky bound city of Columbia. DeWitt signs up for this job to wipe away a debt that he has accumulated with some less than upstanding characters, but it quickly becomes apparent that he truly has no idea what’s in store.
The first five minutes of BioShock Infinite proved a promising sign of how the final game should turn out, and the intensity of this trailer only seems to further confirm suspicions that everyone at Irrational Games (especially Time Magazine nominee, Ken Levine) are well aware of what they’re doing.
It won’t be long now until gamers finally get to experience the floating city of Columbia first-hand, and there will be plenty of perils to conquer when they arrive. What lies in store for users is still a mystery, but Infinite‘s designer Ken Levine is confident that his game’s ending will be “like nothing you’ve ever experienced.” Whether or not that’s a good thing remains to be seen.
BioShock Infinite will descend upon Xbox 360, PS3, and PC gamers on March 26th.
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Source: Irrational Games