The internet was set ablaze yesterday by reports
that BioShock Infinite
would be making its way to Wii-U, although it would be after the release on the known formats of PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC. Unfortunately we got our wires crossed at that time and as it currently stands, there are no plans to bring the game to the Wii-U. A statement was misinterpreted, which made it sound as though work was going to begin on BioShock Infinite for the Wii-U at a later date. For now, a Wii-U version of BioShock Infinite is wishful thinking. Whether Take Two Interactive
and Irrational Games
will reconsider their stances on the Wii-U and versions of certain titles for the platform remains yet to be seen. We apologise for raising the hopes of those who were delighted upon hearing the news, but if it’s any consolation I have been denied playtime of BioShock Infinite until it is released on Wii-U. Sad times indeed!
So, as it stands, BioShock Infinite will be released on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC on February 26th. The game will be set in 1912 on the floating air-city of Columbia. The player will assume the role of Booker DeWitt who is sent to the city to find a woman by the name of Elizabeth, who has been held captive there for the last twelve years. What DeWitt doesn’t know is that Elizabeth is central to a conflict that has been ongoing between warring factions. Like previous entries in the BioShock franchise, BioShock Infinite sees players utilising weaponry alongside psychokinetic powers granted through "vigors" and "nostrums". A 1999 mode will be included, which ensures that decisions made by the player will have a more permanent impact on the game.
BioShock Infinite has already garnered plenty of attention and adoration since its official announcement. The game was on show at E3 2011 and won "Best of Show" award from the Game Critics Awards, along with "Best Original Game", "Best Action/Adventure Game", and "Best PC Game". The title was initially scheduled for an October 2012 release, but was pushed back until February 26th 2013.