BioShock submerged 'til August

Official site confirms transatlantic street dates for Irrational Games' aquatic adventure shooter.

BioShock was named GameSpot's Game of the Show at the 2006 Electronic Entertainment Expo, and it might get a chance to take home the same honor this July at that show's successor, the E3 Media Festival. The Cult of Rapture, one of Take-Two Interactive's official Web sites for BioShock, has nailed down street dates for the game's release in North America and Europe, both of them coming the month after the newly formatted trade show.

Gamers on Take-Two's side of the pond will be able to pick up BioShock on Tuesday, August 21, according to the site. However, European gamers will have to wait until that Friday, August 24, to delve into the game's murky depths.

Set for release on the Xbox 360 and PC, BioShock is a first-person shooter devoted solely to the single-player experience. In the game, players must investigate an undersea city called Rapture that was established by a collective of the best and the brightest, and get to the root of how it reached its current deserted and decaying state.

BioShock is being developed by Irrational Games (Freedom Force, System Shock 2) and has not yet been rated.

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cosmothehound
cosmothehound

who cares if enemy species look the same. they're the same species. it should be fun to play. just deal with it.

TTDog
TTDog

Do remember seeing a couple of different Big Daddy pictures in a very early preview, but I see your point.

fattyxboxbutt
fattyxboxbutt

Im also worried that all the creatures in each class will look the same. If there are variations within classes, they have been showing us the exact same variant in each class since day one. Its hard to believe they would make such an obvious stylistic mistake on a game with so much already invested in it, but who knows...

lithus
lithus

TTDog: "Other "beings" have been shown in other demo's" I don't mean it like that. I mean, do all the different "beings" of their class look the same. So far all the Little Sisters look exactly the same. All of the Splicers look the same. You never really see two of the same class of bad guys other than slightly different Big Daddies (aka Mr Bubbles) Get me?

TheCyberKnight
TheCyberKnight

System Shock, but especially System Shock 2 was one of the scariest games ever produced. I hope BioShock lives up to it's legacy.

JimBurber
JimBurber

I hope that since it's a single player only game, that they really do well on making the story worth investigating. I'm looking forward to something that has a lot of mystery involved that is revealed as you delve into the game.

TTDog
TTDog

Other "beings" have been shown in other demo's, I wouldn't mind the occasional suprise when the game comes out... Too many trailers and demo's these days show everything there is so there's nothing left to discover when the game gets released.

lithus
lithus

So much for "Spring 2007". I wish just for once, a great game didn't have to get delayed before it's release. Seems like that's always the case. Anywho, that last video was crazy, I wonder what was to happen to that little girl? And why are they ALL little girls? What happend to all the boys? Same with the monsters, they all look a little too alike to me.

sja28
sja28

thise game is looking very hot

theKSMM
theKSMM

The idea that this highly-anticipated game could find its way onto the PlayStation 3 isn't all that far-fetched to me. It would probably come later, but if they think they can make a profit off the additional development, why not? Still, it's a good addition for PC and XBOX 360 gamers.

Don_Alexei
Don_Alexei

i game that looks so amazing, can't really be that amazing... or can it ?

billybob7897
billybob7897

The question is whether the delay is because the game won't be ready or because Microsoft is spacing out the big games for 360 (so they don't compete too much with eachother) If I'm right, then that means another major title must be coming out around April. Here's hoping it's Mass Effect!

daniel8501
daniel8501

That sucks bigtime. Oh well, as long as the final version delivers everything it's promised, I'll be happy.

stewiegriffin20
stewiegriffin20

If you watch the Aferhours video he says they "are close" with microsoft so forget a PS3 relese, i dont care if they delay it so long that they come through with all the hype and 'next gen" fps

iebubu
iebubu

If bioshock is to come out on the ps3, it will be well after the xbox 360 and pc (because development for the ps3 is complicated duhh), but this game does look nice and it is a very interesting concept so i will get it when it comes out

Jenkins_2005
Jenkins_2005

Im not really that bothered about the delay because this game should get all the time it takes to make it as amazing as it seems it is going to be, but it is a bit of a let down seeing as i was looking so much forward to a late april/may release.

horgen
horgen moderator

Well better with a delay than a buggy game, but WHY DOES EUROPE GET IT LATER??????????????????

Torque1599
Torque1599

I really don't mind the delay. Bioshock looks awesome and I don't mind waiting for it. I would rather that Irrational delay the game and take the time they need to make it good than rush to meet the announced release date and release a game that could have been better.

timmygal3
timmygal3

awww that sucks i thought it was coming out in April

GT406
GT406

To bad, anyhow good q3/4 we gamers are gonna have this year. Hope ps3 version is announced by then since i like the silence when playing my games. Looking forward to this title :-) (If not tb just gonna have to play it on pc)

LifelessBoy
LifelessBoy

Very interesting looking game... Oh and the rumors that it's coming for the PS3 r just peoples imagination seriously get a 360 gah!!!

AuspexAO
AuspexAO

You know I'm actually glad to see a later release date. I like it when a company actually finishes a game before they release it.

TTDog
TTDog

"dragonlady1980: i heard a rumour that bioshock is going to be released on the ps3" No one else seems to have heard this so it seems unlikely, theres plenty of other 360 stuff you could get thats also on PS3 so you'd only need to buy 1 console.

dragonlady1980
dragonlady1980

i heard a rumour that bioshock is going to be released on the ps3 ? oh i hope its true because i like the look of the game and i dont want to buy a 360 just for that one game

dragonlady1980
dragonlady1980

i heard a rumour that bioshock is going to be released on the ps3 ? oh i hope its true because i like the look of the game and i dont want to buy a 360 just for that one game

Cript1990
Cript1990

gah what time is it being released in australia y do they never tell us this unless u go searching around y cant u tell us here arrrr

peacenutman
peacenutman

I own System Shock 2 and it is a FPS with RPG twist like American Army. I hate the fact that leveling up for strength and accuracy is not my taste of fun. That's why I hate RPG elements in FPS.

Tamashii-sosaku
Tamashii-sosaku

Looks like I won't be getting a sun tan this summer with this coming and possibly Mass Effect too.

ChrisZewski
ChrisZewski

too early to have a concrete release date. Expect it november/december for the holidays

R3DN1N3
R3DN1N3

g_max_ It might be interesting to see how a single player game fares these days... -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Pick up a copy of Oblivion sir, and you'll see how well a single player game does these days. This game was rated best game of '06 buddy.

deathwalker182
deathwalker182

Everyone go out and get a copy of system shock 2 to see what you've missed... after that expectations for this game should be high like mine :D (Atmosphere using sound is their specialty)

aaronannie68
aaronannie68

oh well, i was bummed at the push back, but GRAW 2 is coming out this next week....so not so bad.

greatmagnus
greatmagnus

Aww, no multiplayer... Shooters are the only game I go multiplayer in ;_;

zerox5
zerox5

Can't wait for it to come out for the PC. I wonder how many mods are coming out for this

Chief_Kuuni
Chief_Kuuni

well when it comes out, I"ll get it eventually

opiumbrl
opiumbrl

When I heard about this game last year I almost went out and bought a x360 just for the thought of waiting for it. Honestly I dont believe I'm missing much by not having a 360. But this game looks like it may be one of the greatest mature themed games in history. I would be happy to say that I owned it. Along with that, x360 ownder can look forward to getting GTA IV and Assassin's creed since PS3 brass didnt know when to jump on a good thing early enough.

LucasAW
LucasAW

Good news... long wait means more time for the game to develop. Hopefully yet another excellent reason to own a 360 :D

SpazH3d
SpazH3d

Wow, thats a long time, it better be sweet when it do come out! (atleast better than deux ex 2, the only SS2-ish game i played)

coasterman123
coasterman123

arggg!!! why do they always release games like a day after school starts...it makes them not as fun

sangoanuta
sangoanuta

Gamespot and it's funny titles. Whatever dude, as long as they improve the game.

Everon22
Everon22

well, i knew it was going to be late, but august. hope its good.

RedG375
RedG375

As long as it's a great game, I'm fine with waiting.

LosDaddie
LosDaddie

Bio Shock will another exclusive AAA game for the great Xbox360!!:D

Orgil220
Orgil220

i don't mind as long as they extending the length of the game, i heard the game has 15 hours of gameplay

microwaveman
microwaveman

wait, is there going to be CO-OP play? i dont really care if there is a vs mode or not since i have gears, but I hope there is SOME sort of online.

mjwickstrom1
mjwickstrom1

I expected it to releas in May, but this is fine.