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BioShock(R) Infinite From Irrational Games Is Now Available For Windows PC, The Xbox 360(R) Video Game And Entertainment System From Microsoft And PlayStation(R)3 Computer Entertainment System. (Graphic: Business Wire)

2K and Irrational Games today announced that BioShock® Infinite from Irrational Games is now available for Windows PC, the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. The highly anticipated narrative-driven first-person shooter has critics raving and is the highest rated* game of the year, with perfect review scores of 10 out of 10 from Game Informer, 10 out of 10 from Eurogamer, 4 out of 4 stars from USA Today, and many more.

“Today’s the day we’ve been looking forward to. O ur redefinition of BioShock is ready to be delivered from our hands to those of gamers around the world,” said Ken Levine, Creative Director and co-founder of Irrational Games. “We believe Infinite is very much a BioShock experience, but at the same time something very fresh that both fans of the original and newcomers to the series will be able to enjoy.”

“2K and Irrational Games are committed to bringing players experiences they cannot find anywhere else,” added Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K. “From the crumbling city of Rapture to the clear skies of Columbia, we’re proud to help Irrational Games bring their unique vision to players around the world.”

BioShock Infinite puts players in the shoes of U.S. Cavalry veteran turned hired gun Booker DeWitt. Indebted to the wrong people and with his life on the line, DeWitt has only one opportunity to wipe his slate clean. He must rescue Elizabeth, a mysterious girl imprisoned since childhood and locked up in the flying city of Columbia. Forced to trust one another, Booker and Elizabeth form a powerful bond during their daring escape. Together, they learn to harness an expanding arsenal of weapons and abilities as they fight on zeppelins in the clouds, along high-speed Sky-Lines, and down in the streets of Columbia, all while surviving the threats of the air-city and uncovering its dark secret.

*Based on Metacritic average ranking across available platforms as of March 25, 2013.

About BioShock Infinite

BioShock Infinite launches on the Xbox 360®video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Windows PC. For more information on  BioShock Infinite, please visit  http://www.bioshockinfinite.com.

Also available for BioShock Infinite :

The Premium Edition of BioShock Infinite is teeming with ardently crafted limited edition collectible items designed by the same Irrational Games artists who created the game. Also featuring exclusive digital content, as well as a look at the making of BioShock Infinite’s unique art style, this edition is a must-have for any BioShock fan. It includes a hand-distressed linen cover art book, a 25mm resin cast Handyman figurine, a Murder of Crows key chain, a lithographic print, a digital soundtrack, an exclusive Gear pack, and other digital goodies.

Calling on the true patriots of Columbia: For the true BioShock collector and fan, the limited Ultimate Songbird Edition features a bounty of high-end memorabilia items – designed by the same Irrational Games artists who created BioShock Infinite . It also boasts exclusive digital content, collectible display packaging, and a breathtakingly detailed statue of the sentinel of Columbia: Songbird.

The BioShock Infinite Season Pass provides nearly $30.00 of add-on content for $19.99 (PlayStation®Network, Windows® PC) or 1,600 Microsoft Points (Xbox LIVE® online entertainment network) - a savings of more than 30%. The Season Pass will include all three add-on packs, and those who purchase the BioShock Infinite Season Pass will also receive the Early Bird Special Pack at no extra cost. This bonus pack contains four pieces of exclusive gear, a Machine Gun Damage Upgrade, a Pistol Damage Upgrade, a gold skin for both weapons and five Infusion bottles that allow players to increase their health, their shield durability or their ability to use Vigors by increasing the quantity of Salts they can carry.

BioShock Infinite is rated M for Mature by the ESRB. For the latest news and information on BioShock Infinite, become a fan on Facebook and follow Irrational Games on Twitter.

About Irrational Games

Located near 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, and the original BioShock. For more information, visit http://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).

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