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Irrational Games' upcoming game BioShock Infinite is a little hard to wrap your mind around, even starting with its setting. What's up with that floating city? Who lives in that thing? Curious minds can have some of those questions answered thanks to an e-book prequel.
The book, BioShock Infinite: Mind in Revolt, is written by Irrational writer Joe Fielder, with guidance from Ken Levine.
“Since we first announced BioShock Infinite, our fans have asked for more information about Columbia and the complex cast of characters that inhabit the floating city,” said Fielder. “After reading the e-book, players will have a better understanding of BioShock Infinite’s world, the struggle between its factions, and the motivations of key characters, like rebel leader Daisy Fitzroy, without spoiling the mysteries of BioShock Infinite.”
It will be available on the Amazon Kindle on February 12 for $2.99. If you preorder the game from Amazon, you'll get it at no additional cost. Irrational is also reminding fans that if they preorder the game at participating retailers, they'll get the special Industrial Revolution Pack. The bonus includes three pieces of gear, 500 bonus currency, five lockpicks, and access to the Facebook game.
Look for the game on March 26.
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I've never paid any attention to prequel books/comics, but I may get this one because Rapture was so interesting, Columbia must be too. I don't get all these warring factions at all yet, though.
I love the Latin words "vox populi" just as much as "memento mori." I tend to use them in conversation but I have a feeling like people think I'm trying too hard or sound pretentious. Haha.
I'd love to have that poster on my wall
Awesome. I'm always up for any chance to dig into the Bioshock universe. And that cover looks extraordinary!
I mean... maybe? Now that Amazon no longer does release date delivery, I'm having a hard time even thinking about waiting another day or two for this gem.
Shame, I like all that extended fiction stuff but I don't have a Kindle.
Very cool. Still gotta preorder this game.
At first glance I thought that was Katara haha
Tie-in novels are a very cool idea for video-games. Gets those young'ins reading!
Does that mean I can get it on an ipad or a computer? No? Darn it.
access to a facebook game is kinda lame