Announces BioShock Now Available
has word that Irrational Games'
first-person shooter is now available in stores for PC and Xbox 360. The game's
playable demo was released last night (story
), and here's the
New York, NY - August 21, 2007 - 2K Games, a publishing
label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO), announced today
that BioShock is now available in North America for Xbox 360™ video game and
entertainment system from Microsoft and Games for Windows®, and will be
available in Europe beginning August 24. Developed by 2K Boston and 2K
Australia, BioShock is a "genetically enhanced" first-person shooter that lets
players do things never before possible in the genre.
Gamers enter the game as a castaway in Rapture, an underwater utopia torn apart
by civil war. Caught between powerful forces and hunted down by genetically
modified "splicers" and deadly security systems, players have to come to grips
with a deadly, mysterious world filled with powerful technology and fascinating
characters. No encounter ever plays out the same and no two gamers will play
BioShock the same way.
"With the release of BioShock, we are redefining the shooter experience by
providing players with the freedom to decide how to proceed and which actions to
take," said Christoph Hartmann, President of 2K. "The teams at 2K Boston and 2K
Australia have captured the essence of this underwater world and brought it to
vivid life in the art design and open-ended storyline. Welcome to Rapture."
In the decaying art deco underwater city of Rapture, players can turn everything
they encounter into a weapon, biologically modify their body with plasmids, hack
devices and security systems, upgrade weapons, craft new ammo variants, and
experiment with different battle techniques.
"The development team has been working on BioShock for years to push the limits
in every way possible, so we are excited for gamers to finally experience
BioShock as we've always imagined it," said Ken Levine, President and Creative
Director of 2K Boston. "We delivered on our promise of bringing gamers a unique
and enriching first-person shooter experience that not only challenges their
capacity to adapt and survive, but tests their values and commitment to the
inhabitants of Rapture."