Ken Levine Looks to have Captured the Same Magic with Bioshock’s Spiritual Successor Judas

Ken Levine`s first game in 10 years hopes to bring the Bioshock atmosphere to a whole new generation.

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  • PlayStation hosted its annual State of Play event.
  • Judas is the debut game for Ghost Story Studio.
  • Ken Levine hasn't released a game since 2014.
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PlayStation’s annual upcoming game event showcase, State of Play, took place today, providing fans with plenty of new content to look forward to in the next 12 months. During the event, an intriguing new addition was given a new story trailer, which is the debut game from Ghost Story Games, called Judas.

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This is particularly exciting news for fans of the Bioshock franchise, as Judas is considered to be its spiritual successor.

What We Know So Far About Ken Levine`s Judas

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The first story trailer for Judas was unveiled at State of Play.

In this upcoming release, game developer Ken Levine is set to headline his first game since Bioshock Infinite: Dead at Sea, which was released way back in 2014. Fans are eagerly anticipating his new game, Judas, in hopes that it will capture the same experience as the three Bioshock games. From what we know so far, it seems like Judas won’t disappoint. The recently released trailer gave a lot of information about the game without revealing too much about the twists and turns players are likely to encounter.

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During the State of Play event, fans were treated to the story trailer for Judas, a game that was first announced at The Game Awards in December 2022. The trailer, which can be found on PlayStation’s official YouTube account, runs for almost 2 minutes and gives fans a glimpse of what the game has to offer. The game appears to have a similar feel and atmosphere as Bioshock, something that will really excite long-time fans of the series.

The trailer for Levine’s new title gives off a creepy steampunk vibe, similar to his other famous games. The storyline deals with the concept of a surveillance-based government controlling people’s emotions. However, little is known about the entire storyline. It seems like the game will bring back the magical world of Bioshock for the new generation of consoles.

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What we do know for sure is that the game will offer a whole new level of replayability with what Levine calls “narrative Legos,” which in essence means decisions players make can drastically change the outcome of the story, similar to the way that telltale games can change based on players choices throughout the story.

When Can We Expect More from Judas

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The game has been in development for a good few years after a turbulent development.

In the last 2 years, we have received two trailers and plenty of basic details about the game. This may partially be because the game went through somewhat of a turbulent development period, which may have been related to Levine`s style of workplace at the start of 2022. The game may have been in development for some years, but based on this new trailer, it appears all that hard work has paid off for the budding company’s debut title.

However, there is plenty of hope for the title, with the development team expecting the game to be released at the latest by March 2025, which means fans have to wait at least another 12 months to get their hands on this new title. However, there is no set release date as of today, with the trailer stating the game is ‘in development on the PlayStation 5, so the date players will finally be able to dive into this world remains a mystery as of now.

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Written by Stuart Murray

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Hello There, I'm Stuart a huge video game, tech and film fan heralding from the North of England, I'm constantly trying out the latest that games have to offer or buying the latest gadgets ......even if i wont use them!