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BioShock 2 Release Date Announced

One of the very best 'dark horse' games in the current generation of console and PC shooters is BioShock. But now the secret is out and everyone has eyes on the sequel. After a false-start release date, today we know for certain when we'll be getting BioShock 2.

2K Games announced today that BioShock 2 will be available worldwide beginning February 9, 2010. From the sounds of the announcement, February 9 will mark a simultaneous launch for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and the PC.

The game description from 2K is as follows:

Set approximately 10 years after the events of the original BioShock, the halls of Rapture once again echo with sins of the past. Along the Atlantic coastline, a monster has been snatching little girls and bringing them back to the undersea city of Rapture. Players step into the boots of the most iconic denizen of Rapture, the Big Daddy, as they travel through the decrepit and beautiful fallen city, chasing an unseen foe in search of answers and their own survival.

Multiplayer in BioShock 2 will provide a rich prequel experience that expands the origins of the BioShock fiction. Set during the fall of Rapture, players assume the role of a Plasmid test subject for Sinclair Solutions, a premier provider of Plasmids and Tonics in the underwater city of Rapture that was first explored in the original BioShock. Players will need to use all the elements of the BioShock toolset to survive, as the full depth of the BioShock experience is refined and transformed into a unique multiplayer experience that can only be found in Rapture.

BioShock 2 is currently in development at 2K Marin in collaboration with 2K Australia, Digital Extremes and 2K China. Click here to see a teaser trailer and here to see the multiplayer trailer.

Marcus Yam
Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.
  • monkeysweat
    who's your big daddy, little girl? I AM!
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  • amnotanoobie
    Hooray for final release dates
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  • ssalim
    Can't wait.
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  • dark_lord69
    YAY!! I will ask my wife to buy it for my birthday!
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  • coonday
    The original Bioshock is only 5 dollars on Direct2Drive for those who are still looking to play the first one. Just thought I would throw that out there.
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  • megamanx00
    ^ That's a pretty good deal. Anyway Bioshock is one game where I think it's worth it to have the boxed version (even with that stupid copy protection) and right now they have the box on newegg with Bioshock and Oblivion (just in case you don't have either) for 27.99. I just like having the physical media for good games, well those that are worth it anyway.

    I hope they don't put that lame ass copy protection on Bioshock 2. If they do then I'll probably hold off on it till they also put it on Direct2Drive or it gets cheap enough that I'll buy it anyway.
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  • h83
    I can´t understand why so many people love this (bad) remake of System Shock 2, specially when SS2 is better...
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  • Shadow703793
    megamanx00I hope they don't put that lame ass copy protection on Bioshock 2. If they do then I'll probably hold off on it till they also put it on Direct2Drive or it gets cheap enough that I'll buy it anyway.+1. If they put DRM it's a no go for me. I didn't buy the first one due to this.
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  • ghazgull
    Wait I thought BS2 was a prequel?

    It says, "Set approx 10 years after the original BS"

    ???
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  • SneakySnake
    Direct2Drive has the worst kind of DRM. Steam's is way better
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