I may not have been the biggest fan of the original BioShock, but I absolutely adored the world of Rapture. I was more concerned with finding the audio logs from its residents more than I was the central narrative because I had to know more about the underwater hell I was exploring. BioShock Infinite's Columbia inspires similar feelings of awe and wonder, but now we have a documentary to fill in some of the pieces before the game launches in March.
2K Games released a mockumentary today titled, "Columbia: A Modern Day Icarus?" It explores the origins of the floating city of Columbia with some expertly edited photos and video footage from the late 1800s/early 1900s. It's probably the best trailer released for the game yet. Check it out:
If you're like me, you're probably wanting an entire short feature done in this mockumentary style now. The world of BioShock Infinite looks compelling enough to deserve a short film exploring its world. Maybe the troubled BioShock film can be converted into a BioShock Infinite film. The themes and iconography of the game would probably play better to an American audience instead of the Ayn Rand drenched world of the original.
BioShock Infinite will be available on March 26 for the PS3, Xbox 360 and PC.