Yep, the big game's sequel was given a release date earlier today.
Bioshock was a great game when it launched on the Xbox 360 and PC, and it was still great when it was released as a port on the PlayStation 3, but almost from the minute it came out fans were speculating a sequel. Of course, 2K was glad to give in to the requests and announced that there would, in fact, be a sequel to the atmospheric shooter. Well, today there's more information in the form of a solid release date.
According to a press release, 2K is committing on the release date of February 9, 2010. This time around, the game is launching simultaneously on the Xbox 360, PC, and PlayStation 3. As many fans are already aware, this time around you get to step into the boots of the iconic Bioshock nemesis, a Big Daddy. The press release earlier this morning also confirmed that the sequel would contain a multiplayer component, which is something which split the fans of the first one; some thought it was needed, while others thought that the atmospheric touches would be lost in multiplayer. While we can only assume that the multiplayer will be confined to online experiences, it hasn't been mentioned rather or not the multiplayer will be available via split-screen. What we do know about the multiplayer component is that it will be a unique module as opposed to throwing two characters into the story designed for one. Yes, that's right; there will be two stories in Bioshock 2, and the only way to experience both stories will be to play the game both solo and multiplayer.
February 9, 2010; mark it on your calendars.
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