Since the release of BioShock 2 helmed by different a different designer, Irrational Games has revealed their secret little project already well in development in what appears to be the spiritual successor to BioShock, but otherwise has little connection to that story. This time you are no longer in a city underwater in 1960, but a city suspended in the air called “Columbia” in the year 1912. The only difference is that unlike Rapture, which was kept a secret during its development, Columbia was a public grand achievement touted by the US Government.
The game puts in the shoes of Booker DeWitt, a disgraced ex-detective previously with the Pinkerton National Detective Agency who is hired by someone to breach Columbia’s city limits and rescue his daughter, Elizabeth, who has been held captive there for twelve years. Together, utilizing her powers and abilities, will have to escape the grasp of the city. Below is the announcement trailer released by Irrational Games and 2K which is all kinds of crazy.
It looks like the game maintains a lot of the signature components that comprise a BioShock game. First being that it takes place in a city located in an unusual setting. Second, there’s a figure that strangely resembles Big Daddy. And finally, it’ll be a shooter similar to BioShock with an arsenal of various weapons and special abilities.