BioShock Infinite E3 demo released: Gamers swoon [Video]

Of all of the games previewed at E3 2011, BioShock Infinite caused the most excitement. At the show, the lengthy game demo was limited to press only; that's now changed, and you can enjoy the whole 20 minute video after the cut. Curious as to why so many lauded it as the best game at the show? Read on, gentle gamer, read on.

As the 20 minute GameTrailers clip shows, it's a combination of graphics prowess and the promise of immersive gameplay that has so many people enthused. Shifted away from the BioShock storyline we've seen to-date, Infinite takes place in a new setting and at a different time, with the main character – former Pinkerton agent Booker DeWitt – staging a rescue mission on the air-city Columbia made up of blimps and balloons.

BioShock Infinite is pencilled in for a 2012 release on Xbox 360, PS3 and Windows PC. No word on when, exactly, during the year it will launch, unfortunately, so for now you'll have to sate yourself with the video preview below. Let us know if you're sufficiently excited in the comments below!

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