BioShock 2 will get released in Europe ahead of other territories, on October 30th.
has now been officially dated by Take-Two, with Europe getting the game a few days ahead of the US and other territories apparently.
The release date was announced during a company conference call to discuss the financial results of the second quarter, which Kotaku
was privy to. Take-Two CEO Ben Feder announced the release date, though the officially listed release date is still just 'to be announced'.
will launch in North America on November 3rd, while us Europeans can look forward to getting the game a few days earlier on October 30th.
is expected to launch on the Xbox 360, PC and PlayStation 3 - though it hasn't yet been established if the release will be at all staggered across platforms. The original BioShock
launched first on the Xbox 360 and PC, with a PlayStation 3 release coming later, but with a few extra features.
Kotaku tried to esablish if the same might be true with the sequel, asking if the official 'TBA' release date listed might indicate a timed exclusive. The first response came from Take-Two's Chief Financial Officer, who claimed that the publisher was still working out the right timings for the different platforms. Company chairman Strauss Zelnick later corrected the issue though, saying that gamers shouldn't read too much into all that.
So, BioShock 2
will be with us Europeans first - let us know how that makes you feel in the forums
, after you've checked out our original BioShock review