A multitude of gaming franchises have delved into the novel medium (Dead Space, Assassin’s Creed, Fable), with varying measures of success. Later this Summer the art-deco atmospheric underworld of Rapture is being envisioned as a prequel novel entitled simply, BioShock: Rapture. Set before the events of the first game and focusing on a plumber turned right-hand-man of Andrew Ryan, the prequel novel sets out to open up the BioShock universe even more.
Read the BioShock: Rapture excerpt right here, and get excited for the release July 19th. Because, really, it’ll be the newest piece of the BioShock universe until Infinite comes out next year. What a tease.