BioShock PS3 Trophies Confirmed, Detailed

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As an ongoing effort to show some of the features that are going into BioShock for the PLAYSTATION 3, we would like to invite you to peek behind the curtain and see how the game is taking form.

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Recently, the BioShock PS3 design team here at 2K Marin spent some time with the Trophy system for the PS3. The Trophies for the PS3 are ranked as if you, the game player, were an Olympian. It seemed only right that we organize our thoughts by this method.
Our first batch out of the Trophy-maker, were the Bronze Trophies.

Just like in the original BioShock, for the PS3 version our initial emphasis was on encouraging thoroughness and exploration of the BioShock universe. Each system in BioShock has a reward for the player that digs deep enough. Our hope is that players that may otherwise neglect a system will want to explore it just for the Trophy. Systems like Researching, Modifying Weapons, Hacking, and Crafting are all loaded with awards. A meticulous player will find themselves up to their armpits in prizes.

While every system has a tactical in-game advantage, we hope these Trophies will encourage players to try out every aspect of BioShock. Hacking, for example, is a system that some players may never focus on. However, for the player who gets out their wrench and starts tinkering, the tactical significance of having a turret and two security bots on your team is impressive. We hope that luring you in with the promise of glittering medals will make you consider revisiting such systems. We believe that once you get a nibble of the effectiveness of certain tactics, you’ll come back for a full meal.

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Silver Trophies were next to be handed out.

For the true explorer, we present one of the more difficult Trophies to get in all of Rapture. The “Historian” Trophy is awarded for finding every single audio diary. This particular Trophy is Silver because we understand the rigor required for this endeavor. If you’re a true adventurer and seek to know the full story of the fall of Rapture, look under every desk and open every door. There are many to find.
As you may expect, several Trophies must remain secret. Giving this information away has the same effect as turning to the last page in a great book. We imagine you hate this as much as we do. The other silver Trophy must remain in our vault until you discover it for yourselves.

Next we turned to the Gold Trophies, the real beauties.

When considering how to use these Trophies to reward players, we chose to give a respectful nod to those few who desire a challenge. We believe that BioShock PS3 has a lot to offer in a single play through, but we wanted to emphasize and reward a player’s second or third descent into Rapture. This led us to create new Trophies that encourage more advanced tactics and enemies that provide a greater challenge.
As a result of this thinking the first Trophy bears the name, “Brass Balls”. If you desire to be among the few who have this prestigious award on their mantle, you must win BioShock on Hard difficulty with the Vita-Chambers turned off. A feat so daring that anyone even glimpsing this formidable Trophy in your glass case will be shaking with terror and respect.

There are still more Trophies yet to be unveiled which will push you further than this. Devilish trials which only the sturdiest among us will finish. Keep your ears peeled for further details.

We believe that you will find gathering all of these Trophies a grueling but satisfying trek. Should you manage to gather every single bronze, silver, and gold Trophy, the ultimate achievement is waiting: the coveted BioShock Platinum Trophy. Its glistening mass is reserved for those few who can stare down a Big Daddy without shivering.

Our hands are at the ready to give congratulatory pats on the back to anyone strong willed enough to claim these shiny keepsakes. Until then, expect more updates from the designers here at 2K Marin as BioShock for the PS3 surfaces.

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  • Dude, you should make it so the images you get with trophies, you know the little image next to the description of the task you need to do?

    Well, you should take that image and allow us to us it as our avatars.

    That way once we get some bad ass ones we can use em as much needed avatars!

    Cmon man! make it happen!

  • Any in-game music with this game?

  • LOl, your 2nd buddy.

  • Sounds very great. Thank you for this information. Seems I will buy this game for all the great new stuff.

    I just hope there other games with promised trophy support won’t take too long to be patched. I am really looking forward to Uncharted, Warhawk, Burnout and Eden.

  • I hope this game supports in-game music via in-game XMB.



  • I was wondering how many of the different trophies are unlockable in Bioshock (Eg: 10 Bronze, 3 Gold etc)

  • really looking forward to this!

  • Yes! We need in-game music via in-game XMB! Only like ZERO games support it!!!!

  • TheInfectedBy590

    When’s this game coming out?
    Can’t wait! :)

  • Are you guys going to charge $60 for a year old port?

  • I am going to get all those trophies

  • Awesome that we have some details on the trophies. They sound exactly the same as their “achievement” counterparts.

    What would be cool would be to see an image of one of the trophies to see what they look like. I can’t wait to play this game on the PS3.

  • awsome bioshock was one game that i was actual mad that micro soft had. this game is awsome but now that we have it and with trophies it is a day one buy for me i love this game can wait to unlock all the various trophies. hopefully this game will set the record for orther devolpers to include trophies with their games.

  • Despite playing BioShock through twice already, I simply cannot wait to play this masterpiece once again.

    Even though BioShock will be a year old come release, and I’ve played it through twice, it’s very high on my must have list for 2008.

    That right there is a testament to how good BioShock is.

    Alyssa, thanks for the info. Everything sounds great.

    One question – are you going to be offering a collector’s edition of BioShock for the PS3, like you did for the 360?

    Please say yes. =)

  • alos any news on a release date because i already knew that it was coming to the PS3 for awhile now so enlighten us

  • Guys seriously if you never played this game: buy it. It is THE best game out this generation.

    To the devs: Thanks for making this game, it was amazing. I just CAN’T WAIT for the sequel.

  • So far the trophies sound like re-purposed achievements but what I would like to ask is if the challenge room(s?) will include unique trophies/plasmids as well? Also I know it was mentioned when this game was first announced about the possibility of including extra content that didn’t make it to the final game like the underwater zoo level is it possible to have confirmation on that?

  • Alyssa, I have already pre-ordered this game as this game is gonna rock. I’m so excited when you guys are developing it for the PS3 :D

  • Does this have Home support?

  • Even though it’s a port I’m sure many of us would be interested in a collectors edition. It’s great that this game will have trophies another reason to purchase day one!

  • I 2nd the request for a Collectors Edition Bioshock for the PS3.

  • wow I posted a comment to quickly. Anyway, I’ll be playing this game until I get the Platinum. I can’t wait to see what the changed in the game. it truly deserved GOTY.

  • Trophies = leprechauns.
    Gotta catch them first.

  • Nice to hear support for the trophies, but many of them sound like the same achievements for the 360 version. Should we expect this? Also, when can we expect info on what new content will be added to the PS3 version?

  • Can’t wait to play this epic game and add to my trophy collection. You guys sound like you are doing a fantastic job with th game, so keep it up.

    -Sony if you are going to give us in-game music, preferably allow us to do it through in-game XMB and not through the games’ menus. Although, supposedly Microsoft has a patent on that, so whatever way you can get it to us works.

  • All I have to say is:

    Another First Person Shooter… YAWN!!!

  • Sounds good , as long as we aren’t paying full price for an old port. Also , in-game music would be nice , but I wouldn’t count on it happening.

  • I may get this if i can listen to my own music!

  • what to choose?
    bishock, little big planet or socom?

    release LPB earlier please!!

  • @27

    Give this one a chance… trust me, it’s not your typical FPS.

    This game is the best of it’s generation. Wait for the demo at least

  • @27
    Just another FPS?????
    Is that a joke.
    I don’t even know if you could consider Bioshock an fps.
    Its much more than that.
    You gotta play it.

  • Thank you for these informations and your hard work.
    It has been a pleasure reading this ! What a tease ! Can’t wait now … :))

    That sounds very great. I just hope we’ll have a very good port… And if it’s the case, I’m sold.

  • So the trophies are the exact same as the 360 achievements? Real creative, guys… this doesn’t leave me with a lot of hope regarding the added content. But then again, it IS a really great game and I would mind playing through it again.

  • As an older game on PC and Xbox360, will there be special pricing when this is sold at retail for the PS3?

  • In-game music via in-game XMB for BioShock would be awesome when playing it over again to collect all the trophies. The first time I wouldn’t use it but the second time playing through BioShock I definitely would use the feature. PS fans have really wanted this feature and the only thing we can do now is ask the devs since it’s up to you guys. I just wish you guys knew how much we enjoy/want the feature. Please put it in BioShock.

  • Sony,
    You guys should really stop with this “Oh this game will support trophies!” If you are going to have a universal reward system that ties to your online account like this, then every game should have it.

    Just like Microsoft makes every game have achievements, you guys should make it a requirement that every game has trophies.

  • the trophies in the game are exactly same as the achievements…right down to the names. are we supposed to be excited for this?

  • i’ll agree with 38
    i mean seriousely i dont want the same as 360. Wouldnt that really make them more of the same if they are the same. i know its not your fault sony. im actually hoping to see different ways to earn these trophies then see them the same way of earing them as achievments

  • Nice. Once again the playstation union is at strong with support of tropies on bioshock.
    Hopefully, 2k shocks the Xbox fanboys with the release of bioshock 2 for the Playstation 3

  • I think it’s going to be awesome. I can’t wait to be the first to get a platinum trophy

  • Bioshock really looks gourgeous in PS3. Day one purchase for me, but im really expect that 2k games show in the future more respect for Sony users bringing Bioshock 2 for PS3 too!

  • I will buy this. -_-

    Nice to see you guys putting so much effort into the port.

  • Wow…trophies…in a game that I won’t play till the end of the year…if it doesn’t get pushed back…I can barely contain myself…wait…aaahhh…ok…now that I’m gathering myself together…you think…maybe…someone here can tell me something that is actually interesting?

  • oh yes I would also love a COLLECTOR’s EDITION for PS3.

    Please make it happen for us PS3 fans. Thank you.

  • HOLY SHI—I mean CRAP
    Bioshock is coming to the ps3? no way!
    trophies? even a platinum one??
    when exactly does this come out….i must have fallen asleep in the video game world for a little bit

  • What Obsessed said! Would definitely look forward to it!

  • Thanks, looking forward to the game coming out !

  • BioShock is a day one purchase for me.
    Unless I don’t have

    Glad to hear you guys are finally supporting PS3.

  • How many trophies total will their be?

    Is their a set number of trophies a full BR game will have?

    Cant wait for this game and hope its as good as everyone says it is!!!!!!!!!

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