90w ago - Irrational Games Evangelist Ratana Huot has posted up some videos today spotlighting BioShock Infinite's PS3 heavy hitters: The Boys of Silence below!
To quote: If you've been watching IrrationalGames.com, you may have seen a series of videos debuting BioShock Infinite's unique antagonists you'll be facing in the city of Columbia - we've dubbed them Heavy Hitters.
We wanted to make sure PlayStation.Blog readers were looped in on the fun as well, so today we're stopping by to debut the third installment of Heavy Hitters. It's time to cover your ears: Here come the Boys of Silence!
But the third installment of Heavy Hitters may surprise you. Instead of using brute force and heavy artillery, these guys only use sound - it's all they'll need to get your adrenaline flowing as you check your ammo and run for cover.
When encountering the Boys of Silence, Booker and Elizabeth can choose to sneak past these sentries or engage them directly to silence them forever. Just don't give them a chance to summon reinforcements...
In case you missed the other videos in our Heavy Hitters...
93w ago - Irrational Games Evangelist Ratana Huot has announced today that BioShock Infinite will be released on the PS3 this October 16th, 2012 with details below!
To quote: Today, the team at Irrational Games is proud to announce that BioShock Infinite will be released on PS3 this October 16th, 2012.
Our President and Creative Director Ken Levine has been talking about the game for years now and, like the rest of the Irrational Games team, he's thrilled that we can finally share the game's final release date.
"After BioShock, we had a vision for a follow up that dwarfed the original in scope and ambition," he told me. "BioShock Infinite has been our sole focus for the last four years, and we can't wait for fans to get their hands on it."
The game will support the PlayStation Move motion controller and we'll have further details to share on how it will work soon.
In addition, you will get a free copy of the original BioShock on the game's Blu-ray Disc. In the meantime, you can visit IrrationalGames.com to learn more about the game, or pre-order to ensure you get your copy on October 16th.
BioShock Infinite will be available on PlayStation 3 internationally on October...
122w ago - Sony Senior Social Media Specialist Sid Shuman has shared a Q&A video interview today with Ken Levine who discusses BioShock Infinite PS3 and his PlayStation Moves.
To quote: It's always a pleasure to speak with Ken Levine, creative director for the award-winnging BioShock and the PS3 dystopian epic BioShock Infinite.
Ken's been good enough to drop by before, bringing news of PlayStation Move support as well as an upcoming PS Vita BioShock game, but we've never been able to immortalize him in crisp HD video.
Until now. In Rey's lovingly produced video feature, Levine lays out his plan for Infinite domination, starting with creating a convincing relationship between lead characters Booker and Elizabeth as they seek to escape the crumbling city of Columbia.
Levine also touches on the origins of Songbird, a biomechanical beast that has jealously locked Elizabeth in the depths of Columbia since her birth. Songbird completes a warped sort of love triangle between Booker and Elizabeth that promises to play out in the game in a big way. "There's a lot of mystery around Songbird, and I think people will be surprised by his relationship with Elizabeth – it's a complicated relationship that has elements of light and elements of darkness."
168w ago - Sony's Senior Social Media Specialist Sid Shuman has shared a video today which includes a 10-minute BioShock Infinite PS3 gameplay video and an interview with Ken Levine who talks combat!
To quote: You've seen the debut trailer for BioShock Infinite. You've read Creative Director Ken Levine's thoughts on expanding the award-winning formula of BioShock from the murky depths of Rapture to the soaring heights of Columbia.
What's left? Watching 10 uninterrupted minutes of BioShock Infinite gameplay video, of course. Get to it!
Irrational Games' Ken Levine was good enough to return to the PlayStation.Blog and answer more questions about BioShock Infinite's gameplay.
While nitty-gritty details such as control layouts and weapon arsenals are still over the horizon – the game isn't due out until 2012, after all – Levine was able to shed light on a host of topics including the rollercoaster ride that is Sky-Line combat, long-range sniping in...