A little over a year after BioShock
took the Xbox 360 by storm, Playstation 3 owners finally have the game in sight as 2K Games announced that the PS3 version has gone gold. The game is slated for an October 21st release in the U.S. and will include some exclusive new content and add-on content after launch. I will be interested to see exactly how many people bite on this, as I suspect a lot of people that have PS3's may have gone the PC or Xbox 360 route to get the game. 2K also announced that they will be releasing a demo of the game this Thursday (10/2) so you can try the game out before you buy it.
2K Games Announces BioShock® for PLAYSTATION®3 System Goes Gold
Consumer demo available for download from PlayStation®Network starting October 2
2K Games announced today that BioShock® for PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system has gone gold and will be available at retailers across North America on October 21 and internationally on October 17. Additionally, PLAYSTATION 3 system owners will be able to experience their first foray into Rapture with the release of the playable demo, available for free download from the PlayStation®Network starting Thursday, October 2.
Developed by 2K Marin, 2K Boston, 2K Australia and Digital Extremes, BioShock for the PLAYSTATION 3 system contains all-new content that augments and extends the experience in exciting ways. BioShock for the PLAYSTATION 3 system contains new features such as the inclusion of the Survivor difficulty mode, Trophy support and the addition of all-new Add-On Game Content that will be available for download shortly after launch. Pricing and availability for Add-On Game Content will be specified at a later date.
BioShock is a narrative-driven action experience that allows players to do the impossible as they journey through an amazing, immersive and terrifying world. Caught between powerful forces and hunted down by genetically mutated citizens, the player will come to grips with the mysterious and fascinating world of Rapture, a distinct Art Deco underwater utopia gone mad. BioShock not only challenges players’ capacity to adapt and survive, but brings to question their values and relationships with the inhabitants of Rapture. With smart and adaptive AI, no encounter ever plays out the same way twice, while numerous customization options provide gamers with an experience that adapts to their playing style.
BioShock for the PLAYSTATION 3 system will be available at North American and international retailers on October 21 and October 17, respectively, and is rated M for Mature by the ESRB. Available now on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and Games for Windows®, BioShock was the recipient of more than 50 Game of the Year awards from prestigious outlets such as the Associated Press and Game Informer Magazine.