2K have announced that BioShock for the PlayStation 3 has gone gold and will be available at retailers across Australia and New Zealand on October 17.

Additionally, PlayStation 3 owners will be able to experience their first foray into Rapture with the release of the playable demo, available for free download from the PlayStation Network starting Thursday, October 2.

Developed by 2K Marin, 2K Boston, 2K Australia and Digital Extremes, BioShock for the PS3 contains all-new content that augments and extends the experience. BioShock for the PS3 contains new features such as the inclusion of the Survivor difficulty mode, Trophy support and the addition of all-new Add-On Game Content that will be available for download shortly after launch. You can check out Gameplanet's preview here; new screenshots are below.