By John Walker on October 29th, 2009 at 8:00 am.
There’s new BioShock 2 details – a new multiplayer mode called Capture The Sister. The latest trailer reveals this mode to be a peculiar version of capture the flag, where the flag is a struggling demonic-eyed little girl, fought over by the crazed mutants and giant robots of Rapture. Which is… something tabloid newspapers wouldn’t understand. Get her to one of the escape holes and you score a point for your team.
It’s hard to ignore the uncomfortable feeling watching a player grab the screaming child and run off with her. The role of the Sisters has always been contentious in BioShock, and it’s in keeping with the narrative of the world for it to work this way. It’s impressive to see multiplayer capturing something of the creepy horror of the main game, but cor – it’s not the most endearing of images. It’s a team-based mode, with one team attempting to get the Sisters to the vent, the other stopping them. Have a watch: