2K Games announced that the highly anticipated sequel to the 2007 Game of the Year, Bioshock 2, is now available through the world for the Sony PlayStation 3, Microsoft Xbox 360 and Windows based systems. Bioshock 2 delivers a single-player and a multi-player game experience that is a highly addictive first-person shooter, following the steps to its predecessor that shipped more than three million copies worldwide.
President of 2K Christoph Hartmann stated that BioShock represented a watershed moment in the gaming industry when it illustrated that games can be viewed as art - both in design and in the rich depth of the narrative. He also said that the media are stating what they've known all along; that whether or not you've played the original BioShock, the sequel is a worthy successor to one of the best games of all time that shouldn’t be missed.
The single-player of BioShock 2 takes place after the original game and allows players to witness an unsettling storyline with amazing visual design and the evolution of the enhanced game play.
The game takes place almost a decade after the civil war consumed the city of Rapture. An unspeakable series of kidnappings from local seaside communities by an unseen monster leads to the repopulation of Little Sisters in Rapture’s failed utopia under the ocean. Players must take the perspective of one of gaming's most iconic characters, The Big Daddy, as they navigate through the fallen city, blocking off attacks from an army of genetically engineered Splicers. The objective of the players is to search for an escape and the key to their survival.
The Multiplayer in BioShock 2 provides the players with a rich and engrossing prequel experience that expands upon the Rapture origins. Players take the role of a Plasmid test subject for Sinclair Solutions (a provider of Plasmids and Tonics that was first explored in BioShock), while set during the year before the Rapture's descent into chaos. Players will witness areas from the original BioShock as they struggle to gain superiority in frantically paced battles.
BioShock 2 was developed by 2K Marin in collaboration with 2K Australia, Digital Extremes and 2K China for the Sony PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Windows-Based Systems. BioShock 2 is rated "M" for Mature by the ESRB.