So Bioshock Infinite may be a few months away, but that hasn’t stopped Irrational talking about the hotly anticipated title.
SPOILERS FOR THE GAMES OPENING FOLLOW
Bioshock Infinite begins with Pinkerton agent Booker DeWitt being delivered to a lighthouse by a mysterious couple with a clear mission, to bring a woman named Elizabeth to New York City. Unharmed. The woman in the boat hands him a box with a pistol, a photo of Elizabeth with instructions and a piece of paper with symbols and numbers. The box itself is adorned with Bookers name and a designation to the U.S 7th Cavalry, who had fired upon Native American men, women and children at the Wounded Knee Massacre of 1890. Booker is then left by himself upon the shore of the lighthouse to which he quickly ascends.
Cynically remarking on the religious sayings dotted around the lighthouses staircase, Booker soon finds the occupant of the lighthouse murdered by a party unknown at this time. Moving to the lighthouses upper level, he rings a set of bells in a particular order relevant to the piece of paper he was handed. Doing this leads to a responding, booming series of monotone sounds accompanied by red light.
In the lighthouse, a mechanical chair unfolds to which Booker places himself. The chair then holds him firmly in place and tilts him forward, dispensing of his weapon. Below him is a set of engines that begin to burn fiercely Quickly enclosing him is a series of panels that form a pod that will presumably skyrocket him to Columbia, the setting of Bioshock Infinite.
Bioshock Infinite releases on the 26th of March 2012.
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