There are rumors swirling all over the Internet about the details of the sequel to damp-N-squishy underwater first-person-shooter Bioshock!
According to info purportedly taken from the April issue of Game Informer, Bioshock 2 will be set on a cruise ship version of Rapture. The gameplay is a Japanese-style dating simulation where the goal is to find a nice splicer for Jack to settle down with and marry. Think of 70s TV show The Love Boat, but with Plasmids! I'm just kidding.
Seriously, I'm not going to post any totally unconfirmed spoilers about an upcoming game. I don't want to ruin anyone's fun who doesn't like to know the content of games before they come out.
Suffice it to say, if I did tell you what's supposedly in Bioshock 2, you'd learn about new enemies, new plasmids, new gameplay features and new plot revelations. If you absolutely can't help yourself, here's a link to 2K's boards, where the rumors/spoilers are posted for all to see.
As for the chance of these details being accurate: If they're not, it's a lot of work to trick a few obsessive fans on the Internet. It bears mentioning that this is the April issue of Game Informer and it's a bad idea to trust anything in April. Although, if this is an April Fools joke, it's the least funny one I've ever heard of.
Update: 2K has responded to the internet reports; they say they're not true: "This rumor isn't true," 2K community manager Elizabeth Tobey to Shack News. "Do not believe everything you read on the internet." She added that one aspect of the rumored details is true...click the above link if you don't mind a spoiler!
Update #2: Okay, now there are another set of Bioshock 2 details to mull over. They're still spoilers, so I won't reveal anything, but it's all at the link above. I can't wait to get some kind of confirmation!
Update: #3: Game Informer Magazine has entered the fray. You should take its words seriously, as this whole thing will be settled when the next issue of the mag hits shelves (and the scans hit the net!):
The Bioshock 2 news that is running around the web is quite...interesting.
While we can¹t confirm or deny anything that is being said, let us give you a quick piece of advice: don't believe everything you read from some dude on the Internet.
If people had actually read the Bioshock 2 cover story from this month's issue...well, you will see how it matches up with the real deal when it arrives this weekend, as the rumors floating around are so amazingly wrong on a very "big" point. Watch for the magazine in stores and in mailboxes this weekend, so you will have your information soon enough.
And so it seems the old "spoilers" probably aren't spoilers at all, because they won't appear in the game. We can all breathe a sigh of relief that the next Bioshock won't involve fighting the Soviets in Rapture, an undersea zoo or a boss battle with a giant squid. Also, there will be Big Daddies. Thank you, gaming gods. (The zoo sounded pretty cool, though.)