Go behind the scenes to learn about how Irrational Games worked to create Elizabeth, a companion character designed specifically to bring the player closer to the story. Meet the four women who devoted themselves to making Elizabeth more human than your average video game character, and the process involved in making her come to life.
The original HD video can be downloaded from here.
Those lucky enough to make it to BAFTA on Monday 11th March had the opportunity to see Ken Levine, Creative Director of Irrational Games, present a fascinating insight into the development of BioShock Infinite in a talk entitled "From Shodan, to Big Daddy, to Elizabeth: The Evolution of AI Companions".
Introduced by Simon Parkin, author, journalist and regular contributor to The Guardian, and subsequently interviewed by him, this discussion also features an audience Q&A about various topics and of course BioShock Infinite, sequel to the 2007 BAFTA-winning BioShock. It's a rare insight into the creative minds behind the game and just how gargantuan the task of bringing Elizabeth to life has proved.
Watch the full presentation and Q&A here.
At this point, we have become pretty familiar with the voice actors who play BioShock Infinite’s main characters Booker DeWitt and his companion, Elizabeth. If you’re not, be sure to check out parts 1 and 2 of The People Behind Booker and Elizabeth to get caught up.
Considering all the video clips and trailers that have been in circulation on BioShock infinite, one might notice that there are quite a few other characters in the game.
Today, we are honored to reveal some more details on the talented actors that have given these characters a voice.
(Final Fantasy XIII, Catherine, , Red Faction: Guerilla, Brothers In Arms, Batman: Arkham City)
as Booker DeWitt
(Surf’s Up, Ponyo, and Kingdom Hearts II)
(Mass Effect, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic)
as Rosalind Lutece
(Dexter, Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories, The Warriors)
as Robert Lutece
(Star Wars: The Old Republic, Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition)
as Zachary Comstock
Kimberly D. Brooks
(Mass Effect, Batman: Arkham City, XCOM: Enemy Unknown)
as Daisy Fitzroy
(Argo, Sons of Anarchy, Halo 4, The Dark Knight, L.A. Noire)
as Cornelius Slate
(Sealab 2021, Alan Wake, Mafia II)
as Jeremiah Fink
Amanda Philipson April Stewart Cindy Robinson Laura Bailey
Lori Rom Misty Lee Tess Masters Catherine Zambri Dina Pearlman
Stephanie D’Abruzzo Brent Popolizio Brian Kimmet Jesse Corti
Jim Meskimen Joey D’Auria Liam O’Brien Mark Allan Stewart
Neil Kaplan Patrick Pinney Sam Riegel Scott Holst Spike Spencer
Steve Blum Yuri Lowenthal T. Ryder Smith Gwendoline Yeo Daheli Hall
Dioni Michelle Collins Masasa Moyo Elle Newlands Kaiji Tang Kevin Yamada
Matthew Yang King Arif S. Kinchen Faruq Tauheed Roger Cross T.C. Carson
Anthony Brophy Brad Grusnick Greg Ellis Robin Atkin Downes Patti Yasutake
Mimi Michaels Vic Chao
BioShock Infinite launches on March 26, 2013. Pre-order today at www.preordernow.com
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’s one man, alone. And the followers of the Prophet Father Comstock will stop at nothing to keep Booker from his Quarry. But with an arsenal of weapons and the incredible powers granted by Vigors, Booker deals death from above on the Sky-Lines of Columbia. And the girl he’s there to rescue might turn out to be the partner he needs to survive.
You can download the original HD video from here.
On behalf of Irrational Games, we wanted to draw your attention to the announcement of theBioShock Infinite Soundtrack on the Irrational Games website here.
One of the perks each fan will receive with their Ultimate Songbird Edition or Premium Edition is the official BioShock Infinite Soundtrack. Gary Schyman, the original composer for previous BioShocktitles, has returned to the composer’s chair once again for BioShock Infinite. In addition, the soundtrack will introduce a unique song performed by voice actors Troy Baker (Booker DeWitt) and Courtnee Draper (Elizabeth).
There is a clip available of this song, and you can download the HD original video from here.
On behalf of Irrational Games, we're delighted to share with you information about the BioShock Infinite Season Pass. The text of the press release is below, but you can download the original from here, and the Season Pass image here.
Get three all-new add-on packs for the price of two, plus the Early Bird Special Pack full of exclusive gameplay-enhancing bonuses
Windsor, UK - February 21, 2013 – 2K Games and Irrational Games today announced that production of downloadable content has recently begun for their forthcoming BioShock® Infinite and revealed details of the BioShock Infinite Season Pass*. Three all-new add-on packs are in development that will provide hours of additional gameplay and continue the player’s journey in the sky-city of Columbia with new stories, characters, abilities and weapons.
The BioShock Infinite Season Pass will be available on March 26, 2013 when the game is planned to launch, and provide nearly £24 of add-on content for £15.99 (PlayStation®Network, Windows® PC) or 1,600 Microsoft Points (Xbox LIVE® online entertainment network) - a saving of more than 30%. The Season Pass will include all three add-on packs, and can be pre-ordered today throughwww.preordernow.com or at a participating retailer**.
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.
In addition, those who pre-order BioShock Infinite will receive the Industrial Revolution Pack for free. This pack grants exclusive access to three in-game gear items that boost combat abilities, $500 bonus to in-game currency, five lock picks and the Industrial Revolution puzzle game, which unlocks stories of Columbia and allows players to pledge their allegiance to the Vox Populi or Founders through Facebook.
*Xbox LIVE, PlayStation®Network or Steam account and Internet connection required. Copy ofBioShock Infinite required for play.
**For Xbox 360 this is a purchase of Microsoft Points, redeemable via the Xbox LIVE Marketplace for Xbox 360.
To clear his debt, Booker DeWitt must rescue a mysterious girl from the sky-city of Columbia. But who is this girl? What makes her so powerful, and why are so many willing to do anything to keep her from escaping? More importantly… what price will you pay to set her free?
You can download the original HD video from here
Alistar Bloom further explores the mysteries surrounding the floating city of Columbia in this “Truth from Legend” segment. What is the “Songbird” and how is it connected to the enigmatic “Lamb of Columbia”? Watch a short video here
The year is 1912 and Booker DeWitt is headed to the city of Columbia. A technological marvel amongst the clouds, Columbia holds a dark secret, and with it, a mysterious girl. Upon arrival, Booker discovers that rescuing the imprisoned girl will be more difficult than he could have imagined. Check out this new gameplay video now.
For more, head to the post on Irrational Games' website.
You can download the original HD video from here.