BioShock 2

XB360, PC, PS3, MAC / Action / Release: Feb 9, 2010 / ESRB: M

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BioShock 2 Trailer Explains 'Capture The Sister' Multiplayer Mode

Kidnapping children and shoving them into tiny vents while fending off gun-toting pursuers? Just another day in BioShock 2's "Capture the Sister" multiplayer mode.

For a closer examination, check out the trailer below. BioShock 2 hits PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on February 9. The game's single-player campaign is being handled by 2K Marin, with external studio Digital Extremes crafting the online multiplayer portions.

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"Am I the only one who finds the idea of carrying a little girl around a little.. I don't know.. ..."
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BioShock 2 Trailer Warns of Loneliness

Alternating between empty environments and action-packed combat, this BioShock 2 trailer takes us on a chaotic whirlwind tour of Rapture

and its various armaments.

The underwater shooter sequel hits PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on February 9, with its single-player handled by 2K Marin and multiplayer done by Digital Extremes. Read more »

"Wow. You know, Ive had the first game sitting in the box for about 7 months now. Why don't i ..."
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BioShock 2 Surfacing in February 2010

2K Games announced today that BioShock 2 will be released on February 9, 2010, for PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, following a delay from fall 2009 explained by 2K as because "Generally there are some development issues that we need to deal with."

Set ten years after the original, BioShock 2 returns players to Rapture now clad in the diving suit of the very first Big Daddy, rescuing--or harvesting--Little Sisters who were kidnapped by the mysterious Big Sister and brought to serve in the sunken city. Read more »

"A rushed sequel to one of the most overrated games of all time. No thanks. Isn't there ..."
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BioShock 2 Multiplayer Trailer: Plasmid Pew Pew

The first trailer for BioShock 2's multiplayer has been released, with oodles of plasmid-powered deathmatch from 2K's shooter sequel all wrapped up in a lovely retro package.

BioShock 2 will hit PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 between February and June 30, 2010. The trailer is embedded below, just click on through for a look at the action: Read more »

"As much as I hate to say this, that looked bad. It doesn't seem like they've done a good job of ..."
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BioShock 2 Expected After January 31, Before July; Max Payne 3, Mafia 2 and Red Dead Too

While publisher Take-Two is still evaluating specific launch dates for anticipated sequels BioShock 2, Max Payne 3, Mafia II and Red Dead Redemption, the company today said that all four are now expected to release between February and June 30, 2010.

While speaking during an investors conference call, Take-Two CEO Ben Feder explicitly noted that the four are still due within the first half of calendar 2010, but should not be expected within the first quarter of the company's fiscal year, which ends January 31.

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"Looks more like Sam Fisher than Max Payne. Why on earth are they doing this, I don't understand. "
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Invader Zim Creator Kicks Off BioShock 2 Artist Series

Invader Zim and JTHM creator Jhonen Vasquez marks the first participant in a new series of BioShock-themed art organized by developer 2K Games.

"We asked several uniquely different artists to create a piece of art that represented their Rapture to celebrate the profound effect the city's beauty has on the BioShock community," said 2K community manager Elizabeth Tobey. Read more »

"i still don't get why adult swim hasn't gone after jhonen for some wacked out cool show...or ..."
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BioShock 2 Delayed to First Half of 2010 (Updated)

Update: BioShock 2 will be released within the first half of "calendar 2010," Take-Two CEO Ben Feder clarified during a conference call. Three other major releases are planned within that timeframe: Mafia 2, Max Payne 3, and Red Dead Redemption.

As before, the company is still evaluating specific launch windows for those games. Read more »

"Atleast i can be less hesitant on which games to pick up this year if this is delayed for a year."
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BioShock 2 Concept Art: Prototyping Big Daddy

A new post on the official BioShock fan site Cult of Rapture provides a look at the various prototypes of the Big Daddy Prototype player-character.

Several pieces of concept art are featured, along with a final version that shows the character's solidified design.

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"Can someone explain the timeline is BS2 to me? It's 10 years after Bioshock1, but you play as ..."
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BioShock 2 Screenshots: The Geyser Trap

Illustrating the new "Geyser Trap" plasmid, a few new screenshots of BioShock 2 have appeared over on official community site The Cult of Rapture.

With its single-player handled by 2K Marin and 2K Australia and Digital Extremes on the multiplayer aspect, BioShock 2 hits PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on November 3. Read more »

"K- few new textures, few new sounds, about the same size in maps at Bioshock 1. Clearly this is ..."
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BioShock 2 Multiplayer Impressions: Undiscovered Rapture

Nobody buys baseball cards for the gum, and nobody's going to buy BioShock 2 for the multiplayer. So it is not a condemnation to say that, while 2K Marin's BioShock 2 shows great promise, Digital Extremes' BioShock 2 multiplayer component is looking like a lackluster experience.

For starters, the modes on tap only extend to free-for-all, team deathmatch, and an unannounced thing. A lot is riding on that mystery mode, because as it stands, BioShock fans likely won't find the deathmatch to be any more than a one-round curiosity. Read more »

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BioShock 2 Screenshots Show A Bit Of Everything

New screenshots are now also available for BioShock 2, the underwater shooter sequel from 2K Marin. The images both show singleplayer and multiplayer scenes.

2K Games recently announced the game will be ship November 3 on PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

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"I can't say this excites me too much. I wasn't a huge fan of the first game so my opinion isn't ..."
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BioShock 2 Officially Dated for November 3, Launch Platforms Confirmed

Take-Two today announced the official release dates for 2K Marin's BioShock 2.

The anticipated sequel will hit stores on November 3 in North America. Meanwhile, the game will arrive a few days earlier across international territories, on October 30.

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"Well, now I know when my new badass PC has to be built. Damn you Bioshock for making me aid our ..."
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BioShock 2 Trailer Offers Eight Minutes of Gameplay

2K Marin gives an extended look at BioShock 2 with eight minutes of gameplay footage narrated by creative director Jordan Thomas. Brave early plot spoilers to be rewarded with the hot scoop on what's new in the sequel, not to mention some stunning vistas.

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"Sounds/looks good, but I enjoyed the first game also. I do hope that they use higher resolution ..."
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BioShock 2 Multiplayer Detailed

2K Games has today revealed details of BioShock 2's multiplayer component, including word that it's set before the fall of Rapture and includes an experience point system.

Delving into the fiction of pre-revolt Rapture as a Plasmid test subject for Sinclair Solutions, players will duke it out across in the underwater city in locations including the Kashmir Restaurant and Mercury Suites--fully reworked for the multiplayer experience. Read more »

"I was looking forward to the MP in this but now that they mention DE? Forget it. The DE of UT ..."
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BioShock 2 Impressions: Seeing and Dreaming

"If you can hear me, wake up," says Dr. Bridgette Tenenbaum over a pitch-black screen, our first glimpse of BioShock 2. "Your time for sleeping is over."

Of course, the BioShock series hasn't been sleeping for very long. Developed over a tight timeframe, BioShock 2--announced amidst news of Ken Levine's departure from the series and an upcoming film adaptation--was a project born to a healthy amount of skepticism. Would this be the first of many cash-in sequels to a unique, self-contained game, or a worthy follow-up? Read more »

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