Fans of the original BioShock will remember that lead protagonist Jack didn’t have a face or personality. He was the strong, silent type of hero. That will not be the case with BioShock Infinite’s lead, Booker DeWitt. Over the course of BioShock Infinite, Booker will form a close bond with Elizabeth, the girl he’s sent to Columbia to save. Therefore, Booker has to have a distinct voice, personality and appearance to sell the blooming relationship.
We’re heard the voice and got a taste of the personality from the numerous trailers released thus far, so leave it to EGM to reveal the look of BioShock Infinite’s lead protagonist via their upcoming cover spread (shown below).
Shortly after the cover was revealed, Irrational Games creative director Ken Levine hopped onto Twitter and detailed the image’s inspiration. For the comic book faithful out there, the shot might look familiar — it’s a tribute to the cover of Uncanny X-Men #141, which was part 1 of the iconic “Days of Future Past” storyline set in a dystopian alternative future where mutants are hunted down and put into internment camps. I’ve included the X-Men cover below for comparison.
So what do you think of Booker DeWitt’s look? Doesn’t he look dashing in those pinstripe slacks? Let us know what you think in the comments below.