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New Bioshock Infinite Trailer Released

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"Bring us the girl, and wipe away the debt...That was the deal."

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A new trailer for Bioshock Infinite has been released today, building up more anticipation before its release on February 26th 2013. The game is set to be released on PC, Xbox 360 and Playstation 3, and features some insight into what to expect from a gameplay and graphical aspect.

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The game's setting takes place in 1912, in a place called Columbia, which is named in homage to the female personification of the United States of America. The player takes control of Brooker Dewitt, a former disgraced Pinkerton Agent and is assisted by the computer-controlled Elizabeth, together they set to escape the crumbling, violent city of Columbia. Elizabeth is key to the civil war conflict raging in the city, with several factions believing they can use Elizabeth's powers to aid their own means and turn the war in their favour. Although Elizabeth wants to understand the truth as to why she was given said powers before leaving the city, and to further complicate matters - Songbird, a large mechanical bird-like creature is in pursuit of the pair. Songbird was previously a friend and companion to Elizabeth, though programmed to feel betrayal if Elizabeth was to escape.

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The trailer itself features in-engine footage through-out, depicting the chaotic scenes of Columbia and using Skyrails as a means of travelling between parts of the floating city. You get to see some of the weapons available in the game, as well as impressive AI animation and beautiful scenery. It also features some of the enemies you will be coming across in your quest to escape the war torn Columbia.

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Overall the game is looking clean and well structured, an impressive step in Irrational Games development. Ken Levine, designer of Bioshock Infinite and previous lead designer of the Bioshock and System Shock series, is obviously incredibly committed to creating a game which is true to American history in a very unique and exciting way. Levine is said to be taking note of the recent Occupy protests as inspiration for some of the political elements, bringing a sense of modern-day realism, tied in with the history of American exceptionalism.


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