The lights are on
Irrational Games has released the second installment of its video series focusing on BioShock Infinite's so-called heavy hitters. These larger enemy types seem to function like minibosses, breaking up the action between run-of-the-mill encounters. In this clip, you'll meet the Handymen. These hulking monstrosities have exposed hearts, porcelain fists, and a terrifying indifference to anything other than destroying Booker.
Ken Levine and the rest of the Irrational team explains that the Handymen have somewhat tragic origin stories, which he doesn't want to spoil before the game hits. In the meantime, all you need to know is that these modified people have huge, porcelain fists, mechanical bodies (with functional human hearts), and the ability to leap great distances. They're also more than happy to toss friend and foe alike at Booker, which makes them a feared enemy no matter where you stand.
If you missed the first heavy hitters video, check out the game's Motorized Patriot here. Look for BioShock Infinite on the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC on October 16.
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Love it. Can't wait.
this game is getting creepier and creepier with each additional detail. The reveal trailer had some of the old Bioshock qualities but it seemed as if horror was maybe taking a backseat to adventure this time around. Now I'm seeing more of the old Bioshock mentality slowly building back in.
Great video! The Handymen just look brutal. I'm just loving the look of this game already.
Anyone else see the possibility of a little side mission relating to the Handyman backstory? Maybe searching for their dismembered, decaying original hands? No? Ok.
I gotta weigh in and say I liked the original (from what I recall, the first iteration shown to the public I mean) art for this enemy type quite a bit more, see 1:09 on the video (with clothes). The hair and mustache, the riveted on faux-cuffs and bowtie deal... really brought it together. This bald brute is... lacking in character, certainly by comparison.
im so screwed....this is worst than creepers
Handymen don't like paying with money. They prefer to charge.
wake up and see this.
Yep...this the next game I'm really excited about playing....I have looked at list of games coming out this spring and summer...and since I'm not PC gamer...there is nothing that gets me excited. AC3 does have me intrigued though...but yes this game looks awesome!
FINALLY! Ya know, Gameinformer, I gotta say, when I first saw this guy plastered onto the front of that issue over a year ago, I expected a little more detail on what the heck they were. Please, for the love of God, don't falsely advertise like that again!