Bioshock Infinite Game Informer Covers

By Kieron Gillen on September 5th, 2010 at 9:17 am.

Game Informer are actually having a worryingly impressive run of covers. Following the stark Batman: Arkham City ones last month, this time they’ve got three fantastic period-styled Bioshock Infinite ones - two above, and one highlighting the be-hatted “Handyman”. Go over to Joystiq to have a nose at both the final versions and various work-in-progresses.

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  1. SubterraneanRivers says:

    Cthulhushock?

  2. terry says:

    These are ace. I doff my cap appreciatively at game related chap magazines.

  3. sfury says:

    As capturing the period – thumbs up.

    Being an interesting, revealing more about the game and capturing my imagination cover – Nah. Didn’t like this or the other concept covers – they don’t say much about the game to me. In fact this one looks almost like a Big Daddy – Little Sister picture, even though the characters portrayed probably have very different roles in Infinite, but Irrational & GI should know better.

    Also Joystiq’s galleries system sucks.

  4. Mr Wonderstuff says:

    Brilliant. Really lovely. Great to see a games magazine do something so radical.

  5. kwyjibo says:

    Game Informer have been leaving Edge cover designs in the dust for the last year or so now. Edge need to stop doing covers with “comic book” fonts and drop shadows with space marines.

    • bill says:

      Really?

      I haven’t read EDGE for the last few years, but their design, covers and layouts were always stellar. I’d be sad to hear that they’ve gone downhill.

      (but i”m happy to hear that they’re still in business!)

    • kwyjibo says:

      Their latest cover (Rock Band 2) is quite good. But they’re getting continually outsmarted by the guys at Game Informer, who are more inclined to let the artwork stand on its own.

      Here’s Edge getting beat by GamePro, yes – GamePro.

      http://www.gamesetwatch.com/2010/07/column_game_mag_weaseling_mag_98.php

  6. Radiant says:

    Nice; who is doing them?
    And where the hell is Oli Frey?

  7. v.dog says:

    You know you could have just linked to the GI article itself, right?
    http://gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2010/09/04/October9981-Cover9981-Revealed9918.aspx

    There’s even a hub page, much like the one they did for Portal 2:
    http://gameinformer.com/p/infinite.aspx

  8. Quests says:

    Looks great, sober and mature.

    Too bad the game will be a FPS shit for immershun freaks.

  9. Ganders says:

    While that looks lovely, it does pretty much turn the magazine into an advertising brochure for the game. I guess that’s nothing new though.

    • tomwaitsfornoman says:

      Yes. GameInformer is published by Gamespot, the American Scourge of the Games Industry. They usually have very pretty covers, but their journalism is shit.

  10. Sonic Goo says:

    That black thing the woman is touching looks like a peni…. BAN THIS SICK FILTH!

  11. stahlwerk says:

    So those “Vigors” are the game’s plasmids? “Murder of Crows” sounds like an avian defensive aura, then. Noice!
    The setting looks so incredibly good I want this game to be released yesterday (so that it can get discounted in the inevitable Steam Christmas sale).

  12. Won't Get Fooled Again says:

    Looks gorgeous. Absolutely gorgeous.

    Unfortunately, since 2K screwed up Bioshock 2 so much, and has gone 7 months without fixing issues they promised would be fixed “in the first patch”, the Bioshock franchise can go roger itself with a prize winning leek.

    • v.dog says:

      Bx2 was created by 2K Marin, not Irrational. And who said they haven’t learnt from their mistakes?

      I’m watching this game closely, but I’m not going to buy into the hype. And I’ll be waiting for the reviews before commiting any of my money.

  13. Vodka & Cookies says:

    Cool stuff something you dont see much of anymore with the switch to online media.

  14. Pedobare says:

    Damn. For a young girl, your partner in crime looks hot. :natalieportmanintheprofessional:

  15. Hamguy says:

    i love the cover it looks amazing but what i have a problem is, why does the girl in the cover look totally different then the girl on page 54. i thought this was 1912 why is there a emo looking girl?! what is this?
    her cloths are different,her hair is different. or is that some other character?