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Trailer: BioShock Infinite goes to the next level

Have you ever wanted to visit a city in the clouds? BioShock Infinite takes the popular video game saga out of the sea and into the skies. Watch the trailer now.

The beautiful air-city of Columbia. Screenshot by Christopher MacManus/CNET

With BioShock Infinite still months away, developer Irrational Games released a teaser trailer highlighting gameplay from the highly anticipated third installment of the series.

Previous BioShock games revolved around an underwater city called Rapture, but Infinite's story line -- set in the year 1912 -- takes place in a floating city names Columbia. We won't delve too much into the details, but the general synopsis is that the player "assumes the role of former Pinkerton agent Booker DeWitt, who is sent to Columbia to rescue Elizabeth, a young woman imprisoned there since childhood," says the official Web site.

As the game progresses, DeWitt and Elizabeth become friends, combine forces, and try to escape the floating city. Aside from the usual new skills and abilities, expect a healthy dose of steampunk style, heart-racing first-person shooter action, and mesmerizing graphics.

BioShock Infinite debuts on February 26, 2013 for PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3. Don't forget to check out the $79 premium edition, which includes an art book, board game figurine, key chain, lithograph print, and other digital goodies. A step-up $149 Ultimate Songbird Edition includes the same items as the premium package, plus a large statue of a Songbird (the sentinel of Columbia).

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