BioShock: The Collection all but confirmed

Would you kindly?

Those three words have never become more appropriate. You may remember back in September last year South African retailer RARU displayed a listing for an as of yet unannounced collection of all three BioShock games. However the listing was quickly removed.

A few weeks ago we reported that the Taiwanese ratings board had passed a “BioShock Collection” bundle.

In recent days the BioShock: The Collection story has once again started to gain traction. We think its existence is all but confirmed, thanks to the US ESRB (Entertainment software ratings board). Below you can see the details listed by the ESRB (which of course have now been removed.)

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‘This is a collection of three first-person shooters in which players assume the role of characters uncovering the mysteries behind the dystopian societies of Rapture and Columbia,” the ESRB is reported to have written to describe the collection. “As players explore each city, they use shotguns, machine guns, rivet guns and rocket launchers to kill mutated citizens and enemy soldiers.”

The listing also mentions the player’s special powers and details some of the violence seen in the game, which results in its “M” for Mature rating. There are also mentions of “sexual material in the dialogue,” as well as the use of derogatory language.

Shots of the proposed artwork have also made their way online, and we feel this being the most likely candidate, spanning as it does the trilogy in one simple, yet effective, cover shot.

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All this also begs the question, why now?

With E3 rapidly approaching, could the timing indicate that we are ready to see the depths of rapture, or the wonderful skies of Columbia, remastered for this generation of consoles? Only time will tell…

Are you ready to dive back down into rapture, or has that ship sailed a little too late? The only question left without an answer, 2k games… Would you kindly care to finally give us some details?

With thanks to laughingstream.com

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