BioShock Infinite—the latest in the popular series of first-person shooters from Irrational Games—is set to arrive this month on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360. Yesterday, Aspyr Media officially announced they’ve partnered with Irrational and publisher 2K Games to bring us the Macintosh version this summer.
BioShock Infinite will introduce an entirely new narrative that lifts players out of the familiar confines of Rapture seen in BioShock and BioShock 2, and rockets them to Columbia, an immense city in the sky.
Set in 1912, players assume the role of former Pinkerton agent Booker DeWitt, sent to the lost city to rescue Elizabeth, a young woman imprisoned there since childhood. During their daring escape, Booker and Elizabeth form a powerful bond—one that lets Booker augment his own abilities with her world-altering control over the environment. Together, they 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.
Searching for early reviews of the PC/console version turned up an interesting story in which 2K reportedly agreed to let entertainment news behemoth IGN break the BioShock Infinite review embargo on an exclusive basis. Pretty shady practice, yes, but it matters naught to us Mac gamers; overall opinion will be well documented when our version is released in a few months, and the fine people of Aspyr as certain to show the Mac press no favorites, for we are all as one in our love of Macintosh gaming.
And to prove it, Aspyr is offering Mac gamers a chance to win a full version of BioShock Infinite. For your chance to win, sign up through Aspyr’s Facebook account. A new winner will be chosen weekly as the launch date approaches.