Presenting: the first 5 minutes of BioShock Infinite. There are spoilers ahead, but nothing major if you’ve been following the game’s development.
Irrational Games released this video first thing this morning, and it does take you through the first five minutes of the long and hotly-awaited new game. Who is main character Booker DeWitt? What stain from his past is he trying to wipe clean? Where is this strange island he’s being taken to, and who are the talkative duo delivering him there? And how about those references to religion, eh? If you know anything of the game at all, then you should already know what the bit at the top of the lighthouse is all about. But it’s crazy cool to see how Irrational is pulling it off.
In related news, Irrational Games head honcho Ken Levine is participating in an AMA session on Reddit on Thursday, December 19th. If you’re not in the know, Reddit regularly hosts “AMA” threads where unique individuals log in and say who they are, followed by those three letters, which stand for “ask me anything.” In other words, the creative force behind BioShock Infinite is making himself available to answer questions from anyone and everyone tomorrow. So login and throw your biggest burning questions his way.