2K Games Puts BioShock 2 Fans in Rapture with Midnight Openings and Exclusive Pre-order Characters

2K Games Puts BioShock 2 Fans in Rapture with Midnight Openings and Exclusive
Pre-order Characters

Launch trailer to debut tonight on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

New York, NY
(February 2, 2010)
– 2K Games announced today its nationwide Return to Rapture
with midnight openings celebrating the launch of the eagerly awaited BioShock
2, the shocking sequel to the 2007 Game of the Year.  On February 9, more than
2,500 GameStop and Best Buy stores will open their doors when the clock strikes
midnight to the hordes of Big Daddy fans hungry to get their hands on and devour
BioShock 2. Additionally, those who pre-ordered the game through GameStop will
receive two bonus characters – Blanche the Actress and Zigo the Fisherman – to
use in the game’s multiplayer mode. The road to the launch of BioShock 2 kicks
off tonight, with the debut of a 3 minute 15 second trailer during the first
commercial break of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.

“One of the
most exciting aspects of the original BioShock was how our fans responded with
adoration for the game, from creating homemade Big Daddy suits to their own
BioShock-inspired art and videos,” said Christoph Hartmann, president, 2K. “We
felt it was only fitting to reach out to those passionate fans with nationwide
Return to Rapture midnight openings where they can pick up their copy of
BioShock 2 as early as possible.” 

during the first commercial block of NBC’s Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
exclusively in North America, the launch trailer is a realization of the
elements that BioShock 2 fans have been clamoring for. Breathtaking action set
against the backdrop of a decaying underwater Utopia provides players with the
slice of Rapture that awaits them next week, all presented in a style that is
distinctively representative of the BioShock universe.

BioShock 2
will provide players with the perfect blend of explosive first-person shooter
combat, compelling storytelling and intense multiplayer to form one of 2010’s
most highly anticipated titles. 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.

BioShock 2 was
developed by 2K Marin in collaboration with 2K Australia, Digital Extremes and
2K China. The game will be available worldwide on February 9, 2010, and is rated
M for Mature by the ESRB.