RoboWashington Is BioShock Infinite’s Motorized Patriot

on March 8, 2012 9:30 AM

We’ve all known George Washington would one day emerge from his grave wielding a gatling gun in order to put this country back on track. Well, BioShock Infinite has turned that scenario from a “what if?” into a virtual possibility with its motorized patriot enemy, a robotic recreation of the man often hailed as the father of the United States.

In this new behind-the-scenes video featurette for 2K’s latest foray into the BioShock universe, creative director Ken Levine and art director Nate Wells describe the enemy class that’ll be known as the heavy-hitter. Of course, the motorized patriot being a mechanical foe, he’s a bit more formidable than most enemies in that he’s got nothing to lose, save for a limb or two, by giving itself completely to battle. We’ve got the video for you after the jump.

See that huge gatling gun he’s rocking? That’s called the Pepper Mill. And, yes, once you’ve decimated the motorized patriot, the weapon is yours for the taking. It’s a bit like the Rivet Gun you get from Big Daddies in the first game, but from the sounds of it the only way to replenish its ammunition is to hunt down more motorized patriots. BioShock Infinite drops for the Xbox 360 and PS3 Oct. 16.

 /  Staff Writer
Eder is a journalism major at the University of Oregon and copy chief of Flux, the School of Journalism and Communication's flagship magazine. When he's not playing video games or writing about them, Eder enjoys going to concerts, walking the UO campus with his trusty iPod, James McCloud, and climbing steep hills in running shoes. His favorite games include Super Mario Bros. 3, Donkey Kong Country 2, Bioshock and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.