NEW YORK, Jun 30, 2011: 2K Games today announced that BioShock Infinite , the next installment in the BioShock series developed by Irrational Games, has earned 75 E3 2011 editorial awards, including 39 "Game of Show" awards.
In addition to these honors, the press had high praise for what they saw of the game at E3 2011:
E! Online called BioShock Infinite "simply gorgeous, the best looking game at E3," while USA Today said BioShock Infinite was "The most talked-about game at E3." The New York Times wrote, "In narrative depth and intellectual ambition, Infinite appeared to be the top of the class at E3."
"At this year's E3, members of the Irrational team were honored to see the amazing games our industry friends and colleagues are producing. And we are thrilled that the gaming media selected BioShock Infinite as a standout title at the show," said Ken Levine (@iglevine), creative director and president of Irrational Games.
In addition to the many independent editorial awards, BioShock Infinite also earned the industry's most coveted E3 honor, the Game Critics Awards' "Game of Show." This marks another significant win for a title developed by Irrational Games, as the original BioShock was awarded the Game Critics Awards' "Best Action/Adventure Game" honor in 2007.
A complete list of awards follows.
Best of Show Honors
- CNET TV*>
- Cheat Code Central*>
- Digital Trends*>
- Electric Playground*>
- G4 X-Play*>
- Game Informer*>
- Game Informer -- #1 Game in E3 Hot 50*>
- Game Rant*>
- Game Critics Awards*>
- GameReactor TV*>
- Game Revolution*>
- Gamer Theory*>
- gamrFeed (VGChartz)*>
- Giant Bomb*>
- MTV Multiplayer*>
- Official Xbox Magazine UK*>
- Pittsburgh Post Gazette: Game Guy Blog*>
- USA Today*>
- Venture BeatVideogamer*>
Other Awards and Honors
- Eurogamer.it - Best FPS of E3*>
- G4 X-Play - Biggest Surprise*>
- Game Critics Awards - Best Original Game*>
- Game Critics Awards - Best PC Game*>
- Game Critics Awards - Best Action/Adventure Game*>
- Game Informer - Best Multiplatform Game*>
- Game Informer - Best Action Game*>
- GamePro - Most Awards Award*>
- GamePro - Modern Warfare 3 vs. Battlefield 3 Award*>
- Gamer Theory - Most Anticipated Games After E3*>
- Gamer Theory - Best FPS*>
- GameSpy - Best Multiplatform Game*>
- GameSpy - Best Shooter*>
- GamesRadar - Most Valuable GameGameTrailers - Best PC*>
- GameTrailers - Best X360*>
- GameTrailers - Best PS3*>
- GameTrailers - Best First Person Shooter*>
- GamingExcellence - Best Graphics - Artistic*>
- GamrFeed (VGChartz) - Best First-Person Shooter*>
- Glitchytasty - Most Artsy*>
- Glitchytasty - Best Story Teller*>
- GotGame - Best FPS*>
- IGN - Best Xbox 360 Game*>
- IGN - Best PC Game*>
- IGN - Best Shooter*>
- Jeuxvideo - Best FPS*>
- Lazygamer.net - Best Shooter*>
- Meristation - Best FPS*>
- MSNBC - Best Art Direction*>
- Nowgamer - Best First Person Shooter of E3*>
- Official Xbox Magazine - Most Valuable Game*>
- PC Gamer - Most Valuable Game*>
- PlayStation: The Official Magazine -- Most Valuable Game*>
- Spaziogames - Best Action/Adventure*>
- Xbox 360 Achievements - Most Anticipated Games of E3*>
About BioShock Infinite
With the United States emerging as a world power, the floating City of Columbia is a mighty symbol of American ideals, launched with great fanfare to the cheers of a captivated public. But what begins as an endeavor of hope soon turns to disaster, as the city disappears into the clouds, its whereabouts unknown.
The player assumes the role of former Pinkerton agent Booker DeWitt, sent to Columbia to rescue Elizabeth, a young woman imprisoned there since childhood. He will develop a relationship with Elizabeth, augmenting his abilities with hers so the pair may escape from a city that is literally falling from the sky. DeWitt will learn to fight foes in high-speed Sky-Line battles, engage in combat both indoors and amongst the clouds, and harness the power of dozens of new weapons and abilities.
BioShock Infinite is not yet rated by the ESRB. For more information on BioShock Infinite please visit www.bioshockinfinite.com.
BioShock is the "genetically enhanced" first-person shooter that lets players do things never before possible in the genre: turn everything into a weapon, biologically modify their character's body with plasmids, hack devices and systems, upgrade weapons and craft new ammo variants, and experiment with different battle techniques.
Players experience the game as a castaway in Rapture, an underwater Utopia torn apart by civil war. Caught between powerful forces and hunted down by genetically modified "splicers" and deadly security systems, players will have to come to grips with a deadly, mysterious world filled with powerful technology and fascinating characters. No encounter ever plays out the same, and no two gamers will play the game the same way.
BioShock is currently available and rated M for Mature by the ESRB. For additional game details, visit http://www.2kgames.com/bioshock/bioshock.html.
About Irrational Games
Located in Boston, Massachusetts, Irrational Games is widely recognized as one of the industry's leading game developers. Irrational has earned a reputation for creating story-driven, genre-defining games with award-winning hits like System Shock 2, Freedom Force, Tribes: Vengeance SWAT 4, and BioShock. For more information, visit www.IrrationalGames.com.
Irrational Games is a 2K Games studio. 2K Games is a division of 2K, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO).
About Take-Two Interactive Software
Headquartered in New York City, Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. is a global developer, marketer and publisher of interactive entertainment software games for the PC, PlayStation ® 3 and PlayStation ® 2 computer entertainment systems, PSP ® (PlayStation ® Portable) system, Xbox 360 ® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Wii TM , Nintendo DS TM , iPhone ® , iPod ® touch and iPad TM . The Company publishes and develops products through its wholly owned labels Rockstar Games and 2K, which publishes its titles under 2K Games, 2K Sports and 2K Play. The Company's common stock is publicly traded on NASDAQ under the symbol TTWO. For more corporate and product information please visit our website at www.take2games.com.
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