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Irrational Games pushes back BioShock release

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Fans clamoring for the video game BioShock Infinite, the highly anticipated spiritual successor to the landmark BioShock, will have to wait a bit longer.

At a media preview of the game this past week at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, creative director Ken Levine said Infinite is now scheduled for release on March 26, so the developers can do further polishing. It had initially been set for release in October, then delayed to Feb. 26. Bioshock creator, Irrational Games, is based in Quincy, Mass.

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Just like the original, Infinite begins at a lighthouse. The video game’s protagonist, an ex-Pinkerton agent named Booker DeWitt, ascends the beacon in 1912 before he’s transported through the sky to the city of Columbia, a floating World’s Fair that looks like a twisted version of a Norman Rockwell painting. DeWitt’s been sent to this American haven to rescue a young woman named Elizabeth.

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