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New BioShock 2 co-op details surface

New BioShock 2 co-op details surface

BioShock 2 will now feature co-op gameplay and be set seven years after the first game, in a flooded Rapture.

The latest and much-hyped issue of Game Informer may not have hit newstands just yet, but the good news for gamers is that a lot of the news from the article has leaked out and is now being distributed online.

The big news about the upcoming sequel is that it'll feature co-operative gameplay for two players, but there's a lot of other juicy gossip too - like the utter lack of Big Daddies in the game.

According to discussion on the official 2K Games forums, BioShock 2 will definitely be a sequel to the first game, not a prequel. The story begins seven years after the original, with players cast as Jack Abbott - a man whose daughter has been kidnapped and taken to Rapture.

The villain behind the kidnapping is the previously-unveiled Big Sister, of which there's apparently only one, who has somehow managed to replace all the Big Daddies.

The decline of the Big Daddies isn't the only thing that's changed since the first BioShock either, as Rapture is now in an even greater state of ruin than it was before. The whole city is now almost totally flooded, a predicament which has opened up new areas for players to explore as well as changing previously-seen sections of the marine metropolis.

Among the new areas that players will get a chance to visit in the sequel is a zoo filled with Adam-altered animals, as well as sections of the city which are totally underwater and must be navigated in a totally new way. Somewhere along the line you'll also get a chance to fight against a giant squid, which sounds...exciting, we guess?

More details will doubtlessly become available when the magazine goes on sale in April, but until then you can share your own reactions in the forums.

Via Kotaku

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p3n 13th March 2009, 15:04 Quote
Still haven't finished the first game, most over hyped game until GTA4!
Blademrk 13th March 2009, 15:17 Quote
I really enjoyed the first game, even if I did only play through it once - did meant to go back through it to see what the new plasmids they added were like but haven't got round to it yet.
Bauul 13th March 2009, 15:24 Quote
A single Big Sister? **** yes! I LOVE uber boss characters that pursue you around the game world, always adds such a wonderful sense of coherience to a game. All sounding pretty wicked to me. Yay!
CardJoe 13th March 2009, 15:29 Quote
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Originally Posted by Bauul
A single Big Sister? **** yes! I LOVE uber boss characters that pursue you around the game world, always adds such a wonderful sense of coherience to a game. All sounding pretty wicked to me. Yay!

I'll remind you of that next time you get me to do all the Dahaka races for you in Prince of Persia: Warrior Within.
UrbanMarine 13th March 2009, 15:32 Quote
Wow coop has really made a comeback into the gaming world.
War-Rasta 13th March 2009, 15:42 Quote
Not too thrilled about coop, but the Big Sister idea seems interesting. The one thing that I don't really like is the "kidnapped daughter" storyline. I think it's been done enough times already.
Hamish 13th March 2009, 15:47 Quote
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Originally Posted by UrbanMarine
Wow coop has really made a comeback into the gaming world.
its great isnt it!
co-op makes storyline gaming so much more awesome
Kasius 13th March 2009, 16:26 Quote
No big daddies or 'little sisters'.. Would have personally opted for a prequel, i don't see the relevance of a random kidnapping and returning to rapture. I still have high hopes it'll deliver!!
Skiddywinks 13th March 2009, 17:15 Quote
Can't wait! Although I am a bit saddened to see the demise of the Big Daddies, I am liking everything else i have read.

Having said that, about Big Daddies, they did get very easy towards the end of the game, so they won't be that big of a loss, but they were still very iconic and set the mood incredibly well. Just seeing them lumber around and banging on Little Sister gratings really made the city feel alive, rather than just a nicely skinned cage for you to play the game.
D3s3rt_F0x 13th March 2009, 18:44 Quote
I think a prequel would have been better to show the fall of Rapture but never know till you played it, hope the story is coherent though and not just something that makes no sense next to the first, as for me it was one of the games major strengths.
Elton 13th March 2009, 23:13 Quote
If it was a prequel it'd been awesome, playing as Fontaine and such..

Man if only..
Major 13th March 2009, 23:21 Quote
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Originally Posted by Hamish
its great isnt it!
co-op makes storyline gaming so much more awesome

The problem was that game developers thought online is what every gamer wanted, and SP was something on the side or not needed at all. But that was wrong and gamers like both sides, and if you can mix both together online and offline, then that's even better!
Horizon 14th March 2009, 00:04 Quote
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Originally Posted by p3n
Still haven't finished the first game, most over hyped game until GTA4!

no, it's title still stands, I still occasionally pick and have a go with GTAIV. GTA would have had a shot of owning up if the controls weren't so horrible and they didn't gut out more meat than fat.
Jordan Wise 14th March 2009, 12:53 Quote
NO! Damn it, why co-op?! It was fine as a single player game
p3n 14th March 2009, 13:31 Quote
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Originally Posted by Jordan Wise
NO! Damn it, why co-op?! It was fine as a single player game

No it was dull as ****.
DougEdey 14th March 2009, 14:13 Quote
More rumours now:
SPOILER WARNING!
You are a big daddy, one of the renegades and you have to find little sisters to join you
SERIOUSLY THAT IS A SPOILER!
Gunsmith 14th March 2009, 15:05 Quote
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Originally Posted by p3n
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jordan Wise
NO! Damn it, why co-op?! It was fine as a single player game

No it was dull as ****.

this ^
CowBlazed 14th March 2009, 19:50 Quote
Co-op would make this game better, I got bored half way through despite liking the game all together.
Hamish 14th March 2009, 22:19 Quote
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Originally Posted by Jordan Wise
NO! Damn it, why co-op?! It was fine as a single player game
you realise its highly unlikely to be ONLY co-op
most of the time co-op gameplay is in addition to the SP, you can play through a SP campaign/story on your own or in co-op
i cant think of any game thats done co-op where you cant also play solo

co-op is always better than co-op tho
s3v3n 16th March 2009, 14:32 Quote
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Originally Posted by Hamish
co-op is always better than co-op tho

lol huh?
Hamish 16th March 2009, 21:23 Quote
better than sp*
:p
swezza 17th March 2009, 22:29 Quote
hey pplz i'm new anyway
in the BS2 teaser on the ps3 i think the women standing there is the big sister (hence her holding the big daddy doll)
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