Fair warning, people. When you're done reading this, you're going to ask the very question that we can't answer: "damnit, is it a prequel or a sequel?!" Well, the developers once said it would be "both;" whatever the hell that means.
Anyway, the Bioshock 2: Sea of Dreams teaser website, There's Something In The Sea , has just opened, and everyone is starting to debate and speculate. As you can see, we don't have a heck of a lot to go on, but we do know this- there's a map with three documents pinned into the Northern Europe section, and while the first is nothing more than what appears to be a crudely designed Big Daddy doll, the second document is intriguing. It tells the story of a young girl, Maura Clune, who mysteriously disappeared from Liscannor Bay; an eye-witness apparently spotted the abductor, who had a "red light coming from its head" and made its escape "at incredible speed." The third document is a letter by J. Lynch, and the attacker may be identified as a Big Daddy, as the head looked like a helmet of some kind and it had "heavy boots" on its feet. The date of the letter is important: it says 1967, and if you remember, it was 1960 in the original Bioshock . Soooo…we may have the start of a conflict of some kind with a Big Daddy absconding with a little girl – who could eventually become one of the Little Sisters, obviously – and a letter dated 7 years after the first story.
See? A sequel and a prequel. We haven't the slightest idea what's going on, but it certainly sounds interesting, right? And besides, we expect nothing less than yet another masterpiece, so we welcome any new details…as should you.
Related Game(s): Bioshock 2: Sea of Dreams