The critically acclaimed Steampunk first-person shooter series is to become a trilogy later this month with the release of Bioshock: Infinite. To celebrate, Game on the Headrow in Leeds is organizing a launch event to celebrate all things Bioshock. This special event will take place in Fab Cafe Leeds on the 25th.
The highly anticipated game, which is not part of the narrative of the previous installments takes place in an alternate 1912 during the growth of American Exceptionalism, the game’s protagonist, former agent Booker DeWitt, is sent to the floating air-city of Columbia to find a young woman, Elizabeth, who has been held captive there for the last twelve years. Though Booker rescues Elizabeth, the two are pursued by the city’s warring factions; the nativist and elite Founders that strive to keep the city for pure Americans, and the Vox Populi, a rebel grouping representing the common people. Booker finds Elizabeth to be central to this conflict, and that she also holds strange powers to manipulate rifts in the time-space continuum that ravage Columbia.
The event, which is free entry, will feature a Cosplay competition, a quiz, themed cocktails and an opportunity to play the game. The ball is open to anyone who is over the age of eighteen and willing to join in the fun and games (although you are not required to break out the Big Daddy suit if you really don’t want to). I know, from going to the previous launch organised by Game for the Studio Ghibli production of Ni No Kuni, it will be and excellent and entertaining night. I am very excited to play this Game and I also hope I have persuaded you to join me for a journey on the airship Columbia.