Thursday, August 23, 2007

BioShock is Out!

BioShock is the "genetically enhanced" first person shooter that lets you do things never before possible in the genre: turn everything into a weapon, biologically mod your body with plasmids, hack devices and systems, upgrade your weapons and craft new ammo variants, and experiment with different battle techniques in an incredible and unique underwater city.

You are a cast-away 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, you 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 the game the same way.

BioShock is loaded with some of greatest, most modifiable weapons to ever blast their way into a shooter. But guns alone won’t be enough to defeat the devious AIs of Rapture. There are literally hundreds of other strategies players can use to take out his enemies. Here’s just a few things you can do a foe:

· Catch his Grenades in Mid Air and Toss Them Back at Him
· Freeze Him Solid and Shatter Him with Smack of your Wrench
· Lead him and his comrades to water and Zap them all with 1000 Volts
· Burn Him Up With Home-Made Molotov Cocktails
· Booby Trap Healing Machines and Watch Them Blow up IN his Face
· Brainwash Him to Become Your Personal BodyGuard
· Invent your own Ammo Types to Prey on his Vulnerabilities
· Turn his own Security System Against Him
· Light Him on Fire and Launch Heat Seeking Missiles At him
· Torment Him with Plagues of Insects
· Take Research Photos of Him to Learn his Weaknesses
· Send Him Flying into the Ceiling to Knock him Senseless

No encounter ever plays out the same way twice. No two gamers will ever play BioShock the same way.

The game is for the PC and the Xbox 360.

Irrational Games shows a 15 minute demonstration based on the Xbox 360 build narrated by President and Lead Designer Ken Levine

Seven Minutes of GamePlay from Sincrol

And a music video BioShock: Beyond the Sea by Lazarus88

For some more in-game footage, go here.

You can download a demo of it here.

BioShock Demo

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