Ken Levine's Judas trailer just dropped and it's looking like the best of BioShock

(Image credit: Ghost Story Games)

A new game by the team behind BioShock, entitled Judas, has been announced at The Game Awards with a trailer that shows off some of project lead Ken Levine's masterful worldbuilding and some familiar elements to long-time fans. 

It's the first game in development from Ghost Story Games, which was formed from the ashes of Irrational Games back in 2017. Despite its fairly limited length, the Judas trailer shows off a lot to be excited about. 

If you haven't tuned in to the show yet, you can catch up with all you need to know about The Game Awards 2022 so that you don't miss a thing. It's coming in thick and fast, with awards being handed out alongside excellent reveals like this one, so there is plenty to be excited about. 

Judas Official Reveal Trailer - The Game Awards 2022

The official reveal trailer, which clocks in at 1:29 minutes, makes a striking impression, especially for those familiar with Levine's previous works on the BioShock and System Shock franchises. When it comes to immersive sims, there are few names that can stand to the same level as what this man's visions have given gamers for well over two decades now. 


(Image credit: Ghost Story Games)

More exciting, though, is the powers on display. The main character has a kind of stopwatch built into the middle of their left hand, which appears to simulate the styles of Plasmids and Vigors before them. Flames emit from their hand, which could be used as a ranged weapon of some kind. In particular, we see an injured woman approaching our protagonist, crowbar in hand, as the flames surround her, which could be a call back to the opening scenes of the original BioShock.

What Levine game would be complete without decadence and beauty? There's pop culture and flair to be found to be sure. There's traditional weaponry, too, such as a crossbow which leans more on the Cyberpunk / Sci-fi edge than the Randian dystopian setting before. 

We're looking forward to this one when it launches next year. No release date has been announced yet, but we'll bring you more as soon as possible.

Aleksha McLoughlin

Aleksha McLoughlin is an experienced hardware writer. She was previously the Hardware Editor for TechRadar Gaming until September 2023. During this time, she looked after buying guides and wrote hardware reviews, news, and features. She has also contributed hardware content to the likes of PC Gamer, Trusted Reviews, Dexerto, Expert Reviews, and Android Central. When she isn't working, you'll often find her in mosh pits at metal gigs and festivals or listening to whatever new black and death metal has debuted that week.