I was pretty bummed when Irrational Games announced that Bioshock Infinite would be delayed until 2013, and the new, amazing trailer they released for the game over the weekend just makes the wait even harder.
The new “Beasts of America” trailer shows off more of the game’s combat than we’ve seen before, and it looks like Infinite’s battles will be more fast paced and chaotic than the first two Bioshock’s. The trailer also highlights how partner AI character Elizabeth will help you during combat, as she can be seen tossing some weapons to the protagonist, Booker. The game looks absolutely amazing, and Irrational even felt the need to reassure viewers than all of the footage in the trailer was captured from actual, in-game footage. No bull-shots here.
In addition to the trailer, it was also announced that Infinite is getting two separate limited editions: the premium and Ultimate Songbird packages. Both limited editions include an art book, a small resin figurine of the game’s Handyman enemy, three exclusive in-game special abilities, a keychain, and a soundtrack. PS3 and PC owners will get exclusive themes and wallpapers, while Xbox 360 players will get exclusive Elizabeth and Booker clothes for their avatar. In addition to these goodies, the more expensive Ultimate Songbird edition will come with a 9 inch statue of the game’s massive Songbird character.
The premium edition will launch at a reasonable 80 dollars, while the Songbird package will cost you a hefty $150. Irrational Games says that unlike a lot of recent “limited” editions, which are produced in massive quantities and are still easy to find even years after their release (see any of this generation’s Halo games, for example,) the Bioshock Infinite limited editions are indeed limited, and only a small stock of each package will be produced.
Bioshock Infinite comes out for the Xbox 360, PS3, and PC on February 26, 2013.