Update: Not to be outdone by its acclaimed forebear, there are now two additional Let’s Play walkthroughs for both BioShock 2 and BioShock Infinite available on the 2K Games YouTube channel. We’ve included them below for your viewing pleasure.
Original story: Welcome to Rapture! With a September 13 release inching closer and closer, over the weekend 2K Games premiered an extended gameplay clip showcasing the opening 14 minutes of BioShock: The Collection.
Pulled from the excellent first entry in Irrational’s beloved series, the footage is designed to tout the visual improvements made possible by porting the game over to current-gen hardware and PC, from the vibrant colors to schools of fish swimming through the depths of the ocean. 2K stopped short of revealing which platform the Let’s Play was captured on – BioShock: The Collection is bound for PS4, Xbox One and PC – though we understand it’s narrated by popular YouTuber GhostRobo.
Plunging players into the midst of a failed utopia, even though the original BioShock first launched almost a decade ago, this opening sequence holds up remarkably well, introducing us to Splicers, Big Daddies, Little Sisters, Bathyspheres and the warped mind of Andrew Ryan. Would you kindly dive beneath the waves of the Atlantic ocean for another exercise in masterful storytelling?
That’s the question 2K Games will be asking in little over two weeks’ time, though long-time fans will surely be hoping that the publisher will express renewed interest in reviving the series should BioShock: The Collection prove successful.
BioShock: The Collection makes a beeline for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on September 13. Whether it’s Rapture or Columbia – or both! – the question now is, do you plan on taking a deep dive back into Irrational’s action series? Or is this your first foray into Ken Levine’s cyberpunk world? Do let us know.