Official Press Release
2K Games is proud to announce that it is partnering with several of today’s most renowned artists for the formation of the BioShockÂ® 2 Artists Series. Featuring several artists from a wide range of backgrounds, each of the works are celebrations of Rapture from creative individuals who each bring their own inspired and interpretive styles to their work. Each artist has created a visual work that represents their Rapture, expressed through their own inspired and interpretive styles. The art pieces highlight the subjective impact that the BioShock universe has had on people, and how Rapture spoke to everyone individually.
The first entry in this series debuts today on the Cult of Rapture (www.cultofrapture.com), the official community site for all things BioShock, with a piece called “The Sisters,” created by famed artist Jhonen Vasquez.
“I was excited when I was asked to do a piece of art for BioShock 2, because I got to do something a little different from what I’m more known for doing, something a bit moodier, and the fact that I was such a big fan of the first game made it that much more attractive,” said Vasquez, creator of Invader Zim and Johnny the Homicidal Maniac.
To celebrate the launch of “The Sisters,” Vasquez will be on-hand at 2K Games’ booth (#5033) at the San Diego Comic Con being held at the San Diego Convention Center on Saturday, July 25 from 2-4 p.m. for a special autograph session. During this time, 2K Games will be handing out special first run prints of “The Sisters” to the first 500 attendees who visit the booth. The Cult of Rapture is also hosting a “Making Of” feature, where Vasquez walks readers through the creation of “The Sisters” from inception to completion. 2K Games and the Cult of Rapture will debut more entries from the BioShock 2 Artists Series over the coming months that provide more insight into the world of BioShock.
BioShock 2 will provide players with the perfect blend of explosive first-person shooter combat, compelling storytelling and intense multiplayer to form one of 2010’s most highly anticipated titles. Set approximately 10 years after the events of the original BioShock, the halls of Rapture will once again echo with sins of the past. Along the Atlantic coastline, a monster has been snatching little girls and bringing them back to the undersea city of Rapture. Gamers will step into the boots of the very first Big Daddy as they travel through the decrepit and beautiful fallen city, chasing an unseen foe in search of answers and their own survival.
BioShock 2 is not yet rated by the ESRB. For more information on BioShock 2 please visit www.bioshockgame.com
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