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BioShock Infinite Delayed


Looks like you will have to wait until March 26th, 2013 instead of February 26th.

Irrational Games’ BioShock Infinite won’t make its previously scheduled Feb 26, 2013, release date, the game’s creative director announced earlier this week. Citing the need for extra time to polish the ambitious first-person shooter, Ken Levine says the game will arrive four weeks later on March 26.

Levine announced the delay at an event in Beverly Hills earlier this week, saying that Irrational’s recently hired executive vice president of development, Rod Fergusson — who left Epic Games this summer — identified a need for extra development time for Infinite shortly after joining the company.

“He said, ‘Look. Frankly, I think you could really benefit from another three or four more weeks for polish and bug-fixing,” Levine said. “I knew I’d probably get beat up in the press a little bit about it, but at the end of the day, if it’s going to make a better game, we’ll do it.”

February is already a busy month, with Fire Emblem: AwakeningDead Space 3Aliens: Colonial Marines and Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance due. BioShock Infinite‘s new release date puts the game up against EA’s Army of Two: The Devil’s Cartel.


BioShock Infinite Box Art Released

The folks over at Irrational Games have blessed us all with a glimpse at the official box art for BioShock Infinite, the hotly-anticipated spiritual successor that will rock your PlayStation 3 next February.

The cover art, shown below, clearly depicts former Pinkerton agent and main protagonist Booker DeWitt striding through the fires of Columbia, an airborne city that houses a conflict between hardcore American patriots and a movement of rebels called the Vox Populi. In Columbia, Booker must navigate this conflict while rescuing the captive Elizabeth, a girl who may have a greater connection to the events at hand than Booker realizes.

As the cover art confirms, PS3 buyers will receive a free copy of the original BioShock with their purchase of BioShock Infinite.

BioShock Infinite is planned for release on February 26, 2013.

Source: PlayStation Universe

BioShock Infinite: Special Editions Revealed

So, you wanna buy a nice collector’s edition? I can get it for you retail.

Thanks, I’m here all week. The veal is on special.

Imagine you get to work with Robb Waters, the concept artist who visualized the cover of System Shock. The Trickster in Thief. Man-Bot in Freedom Force. BioShock’s Little Sisters. Sander Cohen. And BioShock Infinite’s Songbird.

Now imagine you can get him to personally conceive and oversee the production of the coolest statue in the world.

Then imagine we put that huge sucker in a period-style box, with custom artwork by Robb and Irrational concept artist Jorge Lacera. And that box went in the collector’s edition box, so you could leave that guy unpunched in his original packaging while you tear happily into the rest of the goodies.

Now imagine that nine-and-a-half-inch statue looked like this:

BioShock Infinite on PS3: Songbird Statue

That monster is what’s in the Ultimate Songbird Edition of BioShock Infinite. But if your sugar daddy won’t pony up for the whole megillah, there’s also the Premium Edition, which includes a giant pile of swag:

  • A 3-inch baby version keychain of the sold-out Murder of Crows vigor bottle replica.
  • A 5 x 7-inch lithograph by Jorge Lacera.
  • A 25 millimeter, resin-cast Handyman miniature from the upcoming BioShock Infinite board game by Plaid Hat Games, makers of Summoner Wars.
  • A mini art book, full of BioShock Infinite concept art and commentary, with a hand-distressed cover.
  • Various digital goodies: exclusive in-game gear, a digital soundtrack, and platform specific downloadable content (Avatars for Xbox LIVE, and Themes for PC and PlayStation 3).

Of course, all of the above is also included in the Ultimate Songbird Edition. And for the true nerds in the audience, the Songbird statue, the Murder of Crows keychain, and the Handyman all come in separate custom packaging.

BioShock Infinite on PS3: Premium EditionBioShock Infinite on PS3: Ultimate Songbird Edition

Both collector’s editions will be available in limited quantities, so yadda yadda, sign your life away right now!

Source: PlayStation Blog