When the first Bioshock got released it caused a bit of a storm, with gamers and reviewers loving it. The second one did little to dull that popularity.

It’s now been over two years since Bioshock 2 saw a release, but we all know what is coming next:Bioshock Infinite. The game has been teased since August 2010 and now finally has a release date. North America will get it on October 16, everyone else gets it October 19. Platforms getting the game include the expected Xbox 360, PS3, and PC.

2K Boston and Ken Levine have been quite active at keeping Bioshock Infinite in the public eye. It’s unusual to see long gameplay videos released before launch, and yet Infinite got a 10-minute and 14-minute preview, both of which are embedded in this post.

If you’ve played through the first two games and are eager to get your hands on Infinite, remember it’s not a true sequel. There are no Big Daddies, and you aren’t underwater in the world of Rapture. In fact, this is the complete opposite with the story playing out in the floating city of Colombia.

Any upset that this is not just more Bioshock is soon replaced by anticipation of what the team have managed to create and hopefully improved on the formula. Although certain to be a success just from carrying the Bioshock name, I’m hoping it turns out to be another great game I’ll be playing through several times.

With 7 months still to wait, we’ll no doubt hear a lot more about Bioshock Infinite in the interim. There’s sure to be a few special edition packs announced, DLC teased, and pre-order bonuses from different retailers and online stores. None of it will make the months roll by any quicker, though.

via Kotaku