The developers at irrational Games have revealed some more information on the importance of super-powered girl Elizabeth to the universe of the game.
Speaking to PC Gamer, Ken Levine, who is leading the development effort on BioShock Infinite, said, “Elizabeth is the catalyst for what sets this revolution that’s going in slow motion into one that’s going at hyperspeed. The fact that you bust her out of this tower where you find her at the beginning of the game… the Queen comes into play on the board.”
He added, “And each side – the Founders on one side, and the Vox Populi on the other side – feels that Elizabeth is essential to them accomplishing their goals. The Founders want to keep her locked up in the tower, and the Vox Populi want to destroy her. This is because she is part of a prophecy: it is believed that if Elizabeth dies, the city falls with her.”
BioShock Infinite arrives this year on the Xbox 360, the PC and the PlayStation 3.