Friday saw the Internet-release of at least two different sets of rumored features of BioShock 2, including the since-debunked rumors that the game would see the player fighting Soviet soldiers, as well as touring an undersea zoo level.
Based on scans from the current issue of Game Informer magazine, trustworthy gaming news site Shack News vouches for a set of BioShock 2 details, swearing they are the authentic real deal details. So massive, massive SPOILER ALERT if you choose to click the cut and continue reading.
Here's what we know about BioShock 2:
- Players play as the "first ever" Big Daddy.
- You rescue Little Sisters from other Big Daddies and can either harvest or escort them on their ADAM harvesting trips.
- The game is set 10 years after the first BioShock.
- There will be a multiplayer mode, but no details were given.
- BioShock 2's enemies include the Big Sister, a grown-up Little Sister who is hunting you.
- Some levels take place on the sea floor outside of Rapture.
- The Big Sister will periodically pop up after you kill enough Big Daddies. Her arrival is apparently signaled by a Little Sister singing a song.
- The Big Sister is described as fast and "the hardest thing in the game." She'll utilize telekinesis to throw objects at you or use them as shields.
- Your drill overheats and cannot be used constantly.
- You play as a Big Daddy and you'll be able to do that nifty shoulder bash move.
- Upgrade trees are now more diverse.
- The Incinerate plasmid allows you to throw a fireball or shoot a stream of fire, depending on upgrades.
- Plasmids can now be combined. For example, mixing Incinerate and Cyclone Trap will result in a flaming trap.
- Weapons and plasmids can be used at the same time.
- You can now heal damaged turrets and bots.
- Players will explore Fontaine Futuristics which is where the Adam energy is harvested from Little Sisters. Through this, you will learn how the Adam is recovered.
BioShock 2 is set for release between August 1 and October 31, 2009 and will be playable on the PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, although which versions will be released by October isn't known.
The Sea-Floor levels have me a little nervous. Personally, I hate underwater levels in every game (except maybe Super Mario 3), so I hope BioShock 2 won't involve swimming around...regardless, I'll suffer through it. Such is my devotion to BioShock.