GI And Irrational Unveil BioShock Infinite Cover And Gameplay Demo At PAX

by Matt Helgeson on Sep 01, 2010 at 07:56 AM

Want to see BioShock Infinite in action? Come to Game Informer's PAX panel discussion this weekend. The panel will shed some light on our process of selecting and crafting magazine covers, and also mark first time that Irrational's next game is shown to the gaming public. During our presentation, the lucky few who manage to get in the doors get to watch the 10-minute demo.

We will also reveal the cover art for our upcoming issue, which will go a long way toward answering the questions many have had about the game. As always, expect our cover story to feature tons of in-depth details about the game's story and gameplay that you can't find anywhere else.

The gameplay demo will not appear online until a later date, but we will be posting our BioShock cover art on our site the day of the panel. For all the details regarding the event, here's the official statement from Irrational Games:

Irrational Games will present BioShock Infinite gameplay footage to the public for the first time during this Saturday's Game Informer panel at the Penny Arcade Expo.

A few weeks ago, a few members of the press were invited to join Irrational Games in New York for the unveiling of BioShock Infinite. During that closed-doors event, we unveiled a short trailer as well as nearly 10 minutes of gameplay footage, but only the trailer was released online.

We are pleased to announce that on Saturday, during our joint panel. with Game Informer at Penny Arcade Expo in Seattle, we will be screening that gameplay demonstration to the public for the first time. The session, "From Concept to Cover: The Game Informer Selection Process," will feature team members from Game Informer and Irrational discussing how video game magazine covers are chosen, with examples drawn from the upcoming October issue of the magazine.

We're looking forward to releasing the footage later this month for everyone to enjoy – and we'll keep you updated on when and where that will happen once those details are locked down – but PAX attendees who show up for the Game Informer panel will have the first opportunity to see the world of Columbia explored in real-time.

When: Saturday, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Where: Unicorn Theatre

Who: Andy McNamara [Editor In Chief, Game Informer], Andy Reiner [Executive Editor, Game Informer], Leonie Manshanden [Director of Marketing, Irrational], Shawn Robertson [Lead Artist, Irrational]