BioShock 2 hitting shops worldwide on February 9

2K Games has revealed that BioShock 2 will receive a global release across PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC platforms on February 9, 2010.

The hotly anticipated sequel takes place a decade after the events of the original BioShock, with gamers assuming command of one of Rapture’s lumbering Big Daddy behemoths as they attempt to track down a mysterious creature that has been spotted kidnapping young girls along the Atlantic coastline.

In addition to a gripping single player experience, BioShock 2 also boasts a stellar multiplayer component, which takes place during the fall of Rapture and acts as a prequel to the franchise. Stay tuned for more coverage on BioShock 2 in the near future.