A lazy Mexican. A dirty Jew. A red Chinese. These are the first, fleeting images of the new Bioshock Infinite gameplay trailer. Seen in a blur as the protagonist regains consciousness, the stereotypes congeal into one mammoth, racist work of art. It is our holy duty to guard against the foreign hordes. So begins what is surely to be one of the most racially delicious games of all time.
Is it allegory? Possibly. Is it funny? You betcha. Will the 13 year old in Mississippi get it? Probably not. It doesn’t matter. Video games are for smart people now, so get lost, Hillbilly. Click on the beauty that is the supreme whiteness of George Washington for the fantastic HD video. Foreign hordes aside, this game is gonna kick some serious ass, no matter what color it is.
Bioshock Infinite reinvents the franchise, addressing concerns over the lack of evolution in Bioshock 2. The underwater art deco environment has been replaced with a colonial city in the clouds, although poor Lando Calrissian would not be welcome. The vid showcases some new “plasmids”, such as the murder of crows, and an interesting new system of conveyance that looks extremely unsafe. And let’s not forget the giant flying “Big Daddy” that looks like it was raped by the Hawkman. Can’t wait? Unfortunately, Infinite is not due until sometime in 2012, so you’ll have to. Until then, enjoy the vid.