2K Games announced today that BioShock Infinite will be available in North America on October 16, 2012 on the Xbox 360, PS3 and Windows PC. The title will be available internationally on October 19, 2012. There was some concern that the game wouldn’t make into this calendar year but it seems that it will. My only concern with it releasing so late is that it will more than likely be in a crowded fall season, I would have liked to see it either hit during the summer or wait till Q1 2013 when things will be more quiet.
BioShock Infinite puts players in the role of Booker DeWitt, a hard-bitten former Pinkerton agent, together with the revolutionary AI companion, Elizabeth. The two struggle to escape the sky-city of Columbia, in a 1912 America that might have been. Armed with an arsenal of new weapons and abilities, they face menacing enemies, in unique expansive environments. Classic BioShock gameplay joins innovations such as aerial combat on high-speed Sky-Lines in the service of an immersive storyline – an Irrational Games signature.