If you're a BioShock fan, hold onto your hat: this new footage truly puts the series in a whole new light.
It’s been nearly a decade since BioShock took the gaming world by storm, and soon the game’s incredible opening and on-boarding missions will be available for you to play fully remastered — and you can see 14 minutes worth of footage below for a glimpse.
BioShock: The Collection is coming to PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One on Sept. 13. The Collection includes all three games: the 2007 original, plus 2010’s BioShock 2 and BioShock Infinite, which was released in 2013. There will also be director’s commentary included with the games.
The first person shooter has revolutionized the genre in the years since it has been out, and it has frequently been mentioned on lists of among the best games ever. The original BioShock takes place in 1960 in the fictional underwater city of Rapture, which had been built in the late 1940s by a business tycoon to be a laissez-faire utopia, but instead has degenerated into madness.
“Working with Blind Squirrel Games, we’ve remastered BioShock, BioShock 2, and BioShock Infinite making them look better than ever,” according to a statement posted on Steam. “BioShock: The Collection brings the three titles together for the first time, complete with all single-player DLC and a never-before-seen video series, ‘Director’s Commentary: Imagining BioShock,’ which includes insights from Ken Levine – over $100 of content – for only $59.99. It’s a circus of values! And if you already own BioShock, BioShock 2, and/or Minerva’s Den on Steam, you will be able to upgrade to the remastered version of the respective title(s) for free after release. It’s a circus of values!
“If you’ve never experienced the series before, now is the time to play it and see for yourself why the award-winning BioShock franchise has topped countless ‘Best-Of’ lists and garnered more than 125 awards including two BAFTA honors, as well as many Best of E3, Best of Gamescom, and Game of the Year accolades from respected outlets such as IGN, GameSpot, Game Informer, and many more,” the statement adds. “The weapons, plasmids, levels, and character models that shocked you years ago have been reskinned and retextured to look better than ever. On top of that, all single-player DLC created for all three games comes loaded in one package.”