First Look: BioShock Infinite Trailer and High-Res Screens

There was no way 2K and Irrational Games would let the BioShock franchise die off after two trips to Rapture, even if the story of Rapture had more than run its course. Rather than return to an adventure under the sea, BioShock is headed into the opposite direction.

2K Games has announced developer Irrational Games is hard at work on BioShock Infinite aka BioShock 3. Leaving Rapture behind, the third series entry is set in the past – 1912 to be exact – and set in the city of Columbia that floats high in the clouds. It will be released on presumably Xbox 360 and PS3 at minimum sometime in the 2012 calendar year.

The official synopsis for BioShock Infinite reads as follows:

Originally conceived as a floating symbol of American ideals at a time when the United States was emerging as a world power, Columbia is dispatched to distant shores with great fanfare by a captivated public. What begins as a brand new endeavor of hope turns drastically wrong as the city soon disappears into the clouds to whereabouts unknown.

The player assumes the role of former Pinkerton agent Booker DeWitt, sent to the lost city to rescue Elizabeth, a young woman imprisoned there since childhood. He develops a relationship with Elizabeth, augmenting his abilities with hers so the pair may escape from a city that is literally falling from the sky. DeWitt must learn to fight foes in high-speed Sky-Line battles, engage in combat both indoors and amongst the clouds, and harness the power of dozens of new weapons and abilities.

Check out the announce trailer for BioShock Infinite below, then keep looking down and click on the thumbnails for a high-res look at the city of Columbia. 1912… maybe they’ll work in Titanic somehow. Otherwise why choose 1912. Wouldn’t that be something.

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