BioShock Infinite: What Is Icarus?

New Site with Details, Screenshots, and a Trailer

August 12, 2010 by

Earlier this week, the website WhatIsIcarus.com went live and Irrational Games teased a big reveal on August the 12th, At 1:45 PM, Eastern Daylight Time. The website featured an animated circle that floated around the page, which grew in size as the reveal date for “Project Icarus” grew closer, finally revealing that it was an animated sign for infinity. After much speculation, the site was updated today as promised, with Irrational Games debuting the trailer for their next Bioshock game. Entitled “BioShock Infinite” and taking place before the events of Rapture in a new “city in the sky”, here’s the official synopsis:

BioShock Infinite is a first-person shooter currently in development at Irrational Games, the studio behind the original BioShock (which sold over 4 million units worldwide). Set in 1912, BioShock Infinite introduces an entirely new narrative and gameplay experience that lifts players out of the familiar confines of Rapture and rockets them to Columbia, an immense city in the sky.

Former Pinkerton agent Booker DeWitt has been sent to rescue Elizabeth, a young woman imprisoned in Columbia since childhood. Booker develops a relationship with Elizabeth, augmenting his abilities with hers so the pair may escape from a city that is literally falling from the sky. DeWitt must learn to fight foes in high-speed Sky-Line battles, engage in combat both indoors and amongst the clouds, and harness the power of dozens of new weapons and abilities.

Check out screenshots from the game below and WhatIsIcarus.com for more information.