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BioShock Infinite's Siren raises the stakes in trailer

Irrational Games has turned its spotlight on the Siren, the final “Heavy Hitter” scheduled to shatter windows and stir up spirits in BioShock Infinite. Sure, she may not look all that intimidating at first glance, but this is one spooky diva you don't want to piss off. Learn how the Siren can turn any battle into a nightmare in the studio's latest enemy trailer:

The Siren possesses the ability to raise fallen foes with her voice, and make players doubly paranoid about turning their back on the corpses of Columbia.

“One of your challenges is going to be: who do I deal with?” explained Irrational Games creative director Ken Levine. “Do I deal with the Siren, because if I kill her, all the enemies she brought back to life will also return to their graves. Or do I deal with the guys who are actually shooting me. And I think that’s one of the real tensions that you have in the battle.”

Levine added the Siren was included in BioShock Infinite as an homage to the spiritual movement that swept through western society at the turn of the century. That's all well and scholarly, but we're guessing players will be too creeped out by her appearance to ruminate on the game's social commentary.

Get caught on with the rest of BioShock Infinite's Heavy Hitters with the previews for the Motorized Patriot (BioShock Infinite Motorized Patriot revealed), Handyman (BioShock Infinite's Handyman takes spotlight in trailer), and the Boys of Silence (BioShock Infinite's Boys of Silence rat us out in trailer).

3 comments

  • Pwnz0r3d - March 27, 2012 5:09 p.m.

    That animation looked exactly like how the Kantus in Gears of War raised the wounded. Not calling plagiarism.
  • winner2 - March 27, 2012 2:34 p.m.

    This game is getting harder to wait for every time they've released a new heavy hitter. I'm still gonna have to say the motorized patriot looks intimidating as hell, as well as the handyman.
  • ObliqueZombie - March 27, 2012 8:36 a.m.

    My most anticipated game of the year, I can assure you of that. So to recap, we have: The Motorized Patriot, Boys of Silence, the Handyman, and now the Siren. I don't know if any will take the mantle that the Big Daddy holds for me, which is the best enemy of all time in the history of games, but I'm sure glad they've upped the arsenal on tough enemies.

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