Set in late 19th Century USA (predating the events in Bioshock and Bioshock 2), this latest installment sees an entire city set up high in the sky. Think zepplins, zip wires, grammar-phones and large mustaches and you've got the general feel that the game has to offer. Irrational Games has released a cinematic trailer for the game, as well as a gameplay trailer (you can watch these at the end of the post).
I am really excited about this. It's got the fast paced action that the first two games had, as well as the mixing of traditional first person shooter and 'magic' elements in the form of plasmids. I'm really liking the design for the city of Columbia. The Victorian-era steampunk city is excellently crafted, and it's going to be a blast to watch as well as to play.
What are your thoughts on the rise of steampunk in speculative fiction? What do you think of Bioshock: Infinite?