Bioshock 2 Officially Announced

Take-Two Interactive has released the first quarter financial results for the company. Several interesting things were talked about, but one got our attention.

Bioshock 2 was confirmed. Take-Two also confirmed rumors that 2K Boston would not be developing the sequel are true. They announced that 2K Marin will make the BioShock sequel.

BioShock 2 is set for release in Q4 of Take-Two’s fiscal year 2009, which is around October ’09.

Some other interesting details from the first quarter report:

  • The first part of Xbox 360 episodic content for Grand Theft Auto IV is still targeted for release between August and October 2008.
  • The second part of Xbox 360 episodic content for GTA IV is still targeted for 2009.
  • As of today, March 11, 2008, there is no mention of any GTA IV episodic content for the PlayStation 3. There never has been.
  • GTA: Vice City Stories has been released in Japan.
  • The entire Grand Theft Auto series have sold 66 million units to date.
  • Midnight Club: Los Angeles will be released between August and October.
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What’s to come for 2008

          Many people are saying that 2007 was the greatest year for video games. You had Bioshock, Halo 3, Assassin’s Creed, The Orange Box, Mass Effect, Call of Duty 4, Playstation 3’s and Wii’s first full year on the market, and many more things that made it a great year. With 2007 in the past, we can now start looking ahead towards 2008 and what it has to bring us.

          Let’s just take a look at some of those video games that were being talked about since the beginning of 2007, some even back in 2006.

Read More here.

In the News – #4

  • It’s been a busy week for Rockstar Games. First there was the release of the GTA IV box art and announcement of Trailer #3. Then, 4 new screenshots for Midnight Club: Los Angeles were released. Go over to Midnight Club Garage where PlanetGTA’s Jordan covers the Midnight Club series.

And that about does it for this week’s news. Regular updates like patches for online games, downloads for PC games, etc. are the only other things in the news this week. From December until February is a pretty dull time for video games. Nothing new is released and news is just slow. Rockstar Games always has to be the odd-man-out, so they are keeping the hype up with the box art and trailer #3 that is being launched this Thursday.

In the News – #3

  • Crysis has a new fan site. You can check it out at PlanetCrysis.com. This is the newest addition to the IGN/Gamespy Network.
  • The first public demo for The Orange Box is targeted for release on Xbox 360 on November 22.  This first demo for The Orange Box is dedicated to Half-Life 2: Episode Two.
  • The Halo 3 soundtrack was released on November 20th, and should be available for purchase at most online or retail stores that sell music.
  • IGN recently had a Q&A with Jay Panek, a producer at Rockstar San Diego. The interview was about Midnight Club: Los Angeles. You can find it here.
  • Brothers in Arms is making it’s way to the Wii console. Read an interview with producer Stephen Palmer over at IGN. Make sure you watch the first footage of Brothers in Arms on the Wii which is posted in the middle of the article.