2K Games has announced that BioShock Infinite will be released on October 19, 2012 for PC, Xbox 360 and PS3.

Currently in development at Irrational Games, the first-person shooter places players in the role of Booker DeWitt, a hard-bitten former Pinkerton agent attempting to escape the sky-city environment of Columbia.

“After BioShock, we had a vision for a follow up that dwarfed the original in scope and ambition,” states Ken Levine, Creative Director of Irrational Games.

“BioShock Infinite has been our sole focus for the last four years, and we can’t wait for fans to get their hands on it.”