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BioShock Infinite Documentary Tells Columbia's Story

BioShock Infinite developers, Irrational Games, have released a new fictional documentary-style trailer that details the back story of the Floating City and Infinite setting, Columbia.

The trailer entitled Columbia: A Modern Day Icarus, is extremely retro and is presented in a 1980’s style not normally found outside a classroom.

Columbia is a sky-city built in the last years of the 19th century. It was formally unveiled in 1893 at the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago. The city was the brainchild of Zachary Comstock, who worshiped the United States' Founding Fathers as though they were deities.

For many years Columbia was the pride of America. However, that all changed in 1901 when the floating city violently suppressed the Boxer Rebellion in China. The U.S. government demanded that the city return to American soil, but instead Columbia seceded from the Union and disappeared.

The city vanished from the public eye until the 1980's, when a large chunk of the city was found in the French Alps. What happened to the rest of the city? How did its inhabitants fare?

Check out the video below.

As it stands, it looks like this is the start of a number of series-like trailers to be released up until the game’s launch in March later this year.

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