Head to the skies in the highest rated* game of the year
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 26, 2013--
2K and Irrational Games today announced that BioShock® Infinite from
Irrational Games is now available for Windows PC, the Xbox 360® video
game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®3 computer
entertainment system. The highly anticipated narrative-driven
first-person shooter has critics raving and is the highest rated* game
of the year, with perfect review scores of 10 out of 10 from Game
Informer, 10 out of 10 from Eurogamer, 4 out of 4 stars from USA
Today, and many
“Today’s the day we’ve been looking forward to. Our redefinition
of BioShock is ready to be delivered from our hands to those of
gamers around the world,” said Ken Levine, Creative Director and
co-founder of Irrational Games. “We believe Infinite is very much
a BioShock experience, but at the same time something very fresh
that both fans of the original and newcomers to the series will be able
“2K and Irrational Games are committed to bringing players experiences
they cannot find anywhere else,” added Christoph Hartmann, president of
2K. “From the crumbling city of Rapture to the clear skies of Columbia,
we’re proud to help Irrational Games bring their unique vision to
players around the world.”
BioShock Infinite puts players in the shoes of U.S.
Cavalry veteran turned hired gun Booker DeWitt. Indebted to the wrong
people and with his life on the line, DeWitt has only one opportunity to
wipe his slate clean. He must rescue Elizabeth, a mysterious girl
imprisoned since childhood and locked up in the flying city of Columbia.
Forced to trust one another, Booker and Elizabeth form a powerful bond
during their daring escape. Together, they learn to harness an expanding
arsenal of weapons and abilities as they fight on zeppelins in the
clouds, along high-speed Sky-Lines, and down in the streets of Columbia,
all while surviving the threats of the air-city and uncovering its dark
*Based on Metacritic average ranking across available platforms as of
March 25, 2013.
About BioShock Infinite
BioShock Infinite launches on the Xbox 360®video game and
entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer
entertainment system and Windows PC. For more information on BioShock
Infinite, please visit http://www.bioshockinfinite.com.
Also available for BioShock Infinite:
Edition of BioShock Infinite is teeming with
ardently crafted limited edition collectible items designed by the same
Irrational Games artists who created the game. Also featuring exclusive
digital content, as well as a look at the making of BioShock
Infinite’s unique art style, this edition is a must-have for any BioShock
fan. It includes a hand-distressed linen cover art book, a 25mm
resin cast Handyman figurine, a Murder of Crows key chain, a
lithographic print, a digital soundtrack, an exclusive Gear pack, and
other digital goodies.
Calling on the true patriots of Columbia: For the true BioShock
collector and fan, the limited Ultimate
Songbird Edition features a bounty of high-end memorabilia
items – designed by the same Irrational Games artists who created BioShock
Infinite. It also boasts exclusive digital content, collectible
display packaging, and a breathtakingly detailed statue of the sentinel
of Columbia: Songbird.
Infinite Season Pass provides nearly $30.00 of add-on
content for $19.99 (PlayStation®Network, Windows® PC) or 1,600 Microsoft
Points (Xbox LIVE® online entertainment network) - a savings of more
than 30%. The Season Pass will include all three add-on packs, and those
who purchase the BioShock Infinite Season Pass will also
receive the Early Bird Special Pack at no extra cost. This
bonus pack contains four pieces of exclusive gear, a Machine Gun Damage
Upgrade, a Pistol Damage Upgrade, a gold skin for both weapons and five
Infusion bottles that allow players to increase their health, their
shield durability or their ability to use Vigors by increasing the
quantity of Salts they can carry.
BioShock Infinite is rated M for Mature by the ESRB. For
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About Irrational Games
Located near Boston, Massachusetts, Irrational Games is widely
recognized as one of the industry's leading game developers. Irrational
has earned a reputation for creating story-driven, genre-defining games
with award-winning hits like System Shock 2, Freedom Force,
and the original BioShock. For more information, visit http://www.irrationalgames.com.
Irrational Games is a 2K Games studio. 2K Games is a division of 2K, a
publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO).
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About Take-Two Interactive Software
Headquartered in New York City, Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. is a
leading developer, marketer, and publisher of interactive entertainment
for consumers around the globe. The Company develops and publishes
products through its two wholly-owned labels Rockstar Games and 2K,
which publishes its titles under the 2K Games, 2K Sports and 2K Play
brands. Our products are designed for console systems, handheld gaming
systems and personal computers, including smartphones and tablets, and
are delivered through physical retail, digital download, online
platforms and cloud streaming services. The Company’s common stock is
publicly traded on NASDAQ under the symbol TTWO. For more corporate and
product information, please visit our website at http://www.take2games.com.
Founded in 2005, 2K develops and publishes interactive entertainment for
console systems, handheld gaming systems and personal computers,
including smartphones and tablets through its three divisions: 2K Games,
2K Sports, and 2K Play that are delivered through physical retail,
digital download, online platforms and cloud streaming services. 2K
publishes titles in today’s most popular gaming genres, including
first-person shooters, action, role-playing, real-time strategy, sports,
casual, and family entertainment. The 2K label has some of the most
talented development studios in the world today, including Firaxis
Games, Visual Concepts, Irrational Games, 2K Marin, 2K Australia, 2K
Czech, Cat Daddy Games and 2K China. In just a few short years, 2K
launched the 2007 Game of the Year –BioShock®; published the
critically acclaimed Borderlands™; continued the award-winning Sid
Meier’s Civilization® series; delivered the #1 rated and #1 selling
basketball franchise with NBA® 2K**; and broke new ground in the
family entertainment market with its multi-million unit selling hit Carnival
Games. 2K is headquartered in Novato, California and is a wholly
owned label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO). For
more information, please visit www.2K.com.
**According to 2008-2013 Metacritic.com and The NPD Group estimates
of U.S. retail video game sales through February 2013.
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Leonie Manshanden, 617-934-0772
Communications for Irrational Games
Interactive Software, Inc.
Alan Lewis (Corporate Press)