Now, you BioShock fans out there have no doubt had a debate or two about the inclusion of multiplayer in 2K’s upcoming sequel BioShock 2, which will be released on PC, Xbox 360, and PS3. Well, there’s no point in wasting your breath discussing it, because it’s in the game, and that’s all there is to it. The good news is that some new details about the game's multiplayer mode have been revealed that should pique the interest of skeptics as well as have fans reaching for a sedative plasmid.
First off, the multiplayer takes place during Rapture’s collapse, making it a prequel to the original BioShock (An MP prequel alongside a singleplayer campaign that takes place 10 years after the events of the first game?! Would you kindly pick my jaw up from off my feet?) Best of all, you get to play as a Plasmid test subject and assist in unleashing the mayhem that befell Rapture leading up to the events of the first game.
If you're all about the lost causes, then you can also play as a normal citizen of Rapture, struggling to protect the underwater metropolis from its inevitable destruction. This means you’ll get to see and play through portions of the city as they existed before you saw them in the original game, which just sounds incredibly cool. The levels have apparently been redesigned from the ground up, which suggests that Digital Extremes, the developers handling the multiplayer side of the game, have taken the multiplayer experience as seriously and treated it with as much care as 2K Marin has the singleplayer portion of the game.
No word yet on how many players multiplayer will support, how many maps, or what the modes will be, but it has been revealed that players will be able to unlock new weapons, plasmids, and tonics using experience points earned during combat. Whether any of those items will be unique to multiplayer remains to be seen, but the combinations are said to number well in the hundreds, which suggests quite a bit of variety in terms of combat.
Honestly, if these new details don’t significantly melt the icy skepticism of some fans, then nothing will. I for one am completely sold on multiplayer, and am officially triply excited about this game.
Anyone out there as excited about being part of Rapture’s downfall as I am?