APRIL FOOL'S DAY: 2K Games' ultraviolent cranium-bashing minigame collection will provide hours of madness for the whole family.
During Take-Two Interactive's latest earnings call, executives for the publisher sung the praises of both its ultraviolent action game BioShock and its all-ages minigame compilation series Carnival Games. Today, the New York-based company announced the first crossover between the two franchises, BioShock: Undersea Carnival Games. Exclusive to the Nintendo Wii, the game is set for release this holiday season, and has not yet been rated or priced.
As first revealed in several job postings, BioShock: Undersea Carnival Games is in development at 2K Marin, which is also developing BioShock 2: Sea of Dreams. Unlike either of its multiplatform cousins, though, the game will seek to look at the lighter side of Rapture, the once-Utopian undersea realm that descended into chaos after internal strife and genetic experimentation gone awry.
Set before the protagonist Jack arrives at the beginning of the first BioShock, BioShock: Undersea Carnival Games takes place in a derelict amusement park not seen in the original game. There, players will assume the role of a splicer, one of the mutated survivors of Rapture's civil war who has lost his or her mind after years of undersea isolation.
To prevent themselves from going further insane, the splicers distracted themselves in a series of casual party games, which players can also indulge in using a Wii remote, a Nunchuk, and a dried-blood-encrusted lead pipe peripheral included in the box. The games include:
--Splice-'n'-Dice: Assemble your own twisted creations from an assortment of twisted limbs, warped visages, and deformed torsos!
--Plasmid Playset: Mix and match your own chemical concoctions and try them out on captive splicers, unhindered by the petty laws or moral trifles of humankind.
--Sneaky Smash: Attach the Wii Remote to the lead pipe accessory and surprise your friends with blunt trauma to the cranium. Last one conscious wins!
--Big Daddy Bumpin': Challenge your friends to a round of bumper cars featuring Big Daddies in tiny electric Volkswagen Bugs.
--Memories of Madness: Use the Wii Remote to overturn cards with shockingly disturbing images and match them with similarly sickening pictures on other cards. Last player not driven insane wins...or does he?
--Rapture Rhumba: Holding the Wii Remote and Nunchuk as though holding a dancing partner. Players can dance away the endless hours of tortuous isolation, awaiting the inevitable reckoning that will come with the arrival of the stranger, Jack.
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damn that actually looked legit tbh, since most people are making games for the Wii. The lead pipe part was the funniest aswell.xD
Why would I pay $50+ for a Wii Game if I can already play "Surprise! Blunt Trauma to the Cranium" with a $5 two-by-four? This game is a rip-off and I'm not looking forward to it.
This one is totally unbelievable, MUA2 article could be believable, u no since the old lady in Madagascar 2 completely kicked the crap out of the lion, and Fable is not good at all.
You know what? i would actually play that, finally i can get some use out of those splicer dance lessons i took as an elective last year in school!
I don't mind if Gamespot does an April Fools joke, but they shouldn't put it in the official Updates.
Ha ha, it's amazing that you caught that. It took me a while to recognize the name 'cause at first I thought the main villain was Ann Rand.
I dont know... Andrew Ryan looked pretty dead to me with the golf club sticking out of his head, how did he come up with this and post it here at gamespot.
@ivory soul Whats not believable about the wii getting a crappy 3rd party game that is a mini-game collection?
I just pre-ordered this game but for some reason the guy at gamestop was laughing i wonder why. But it is still pre-ordered :)
Sounds like a good idea but nice AF joke #5 that I've found...If GS made jokes that were actually believable and not some non-sense it would work better.
damn i havnt even realized it was april fools til this, thanks for waking me up and giving me a laugh gs!
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