Successful French publishing house Third Editions explores the series’ development and iconic locations in comprehensive new work
Toulouse, France – February 15th, 2018 – French publishing house Third Editions is happy to announce that their book BioShock: From Rapture to Columbia is now available for the first time in English. Featuring deep analysis of the BioShock series’ background and genesis, BioShock: From Rapture to Columbia reveals secrets hidden within the mysterious and magnificent cities of Rapture and Columbia. The book can be purchased now on Third Editions’ official website for £22.90 / $29.90 / €24.90.
Designed for fans, the high-quality, hardcover-bound BioShock: From Rapture to Columbia delivers intriguing details and revealing anecdotes on the creation of each game, from initial concepts to the unforeseen developments that happened throughout production, shaping the franchise into what players know and love today. The book details the series’ connection with real-world history and mythology, the trilogy’s complex and interweaving narratives, and examines BioShock’s inspirations and legacy.
BioShock: From Rapture to Columbia is the latest addition to Third Editions’ growing range of English-language books, following recent translation and publication of French-language titles covering the Zelda, Metal Gear Solid, Final Fantasy and Dark Souls series.
“When we first wrote BioShock: From Rapture to Columbia, we wanted to make the book as exhaustive as possible, while also bringing our personal point of view and experience,” states Mehdi El Kanafi, Third Editions’ co-founder. “It sums up our editorial line perfectly: ‘be personal to be universal’. We are very excited to finally be able to offer an English version for all BioShock fans to read.”
“BioShock: From Rapture to Columbia continues our vision of what these kind of books can be: comprehensive and relatable, and fantastic accompaniments to the games themselves,” continues fellow co-founder Nicolas Courcier. “This is an ethos that we’re taking forward into our next projects – and we’ll be able to reveal what those books will be, very soon.”
Since 2015, Third Editions has published 40 books dedicated to the video games industry and pop culture. With a team of 25 experienced writers and journalists, the publishing house has covered topics ranging from renowned gaming sagas and classical RPGs, through to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Every Third Editions book combines extensive research with genuinely passionate prose.
BioShock: From Rapture to Columbia, written by Nicolas Courcier, Medhi El Kanafi and Raphael Lucas, is available now for £22.90 / $29.90 / 24.90€. A Collector edition can also be purchased on the official Third Editions store only, for £27.90 / $34.90/ 29.90€.
English readers can also pick up four previous, fully translated Third Editions releases: Zelda: The History of a Legendary Saga, The Legend of Final Fantasy VII, Dark Souls: Beyond the Grave, and Metal Gear Solid: Hideo Kojima’s Magnum Opus.
About Third Editions
Based in Toulouse, France, Third Editions is a publishing house founded in 2015 by Mehdi El Kanafi and Nicolas Courcier. Veterans of the video game industry and fascinated by print media since their childhood, they combined their passions and co-wrote several books on major series, including Zelda: The History of a Legendary Saga, Metal Gear Solid: Hideo Kojima’s Magnum Opus, and The Legend of Final Fantasy VII. Each release is a comprehensive document produced with the utmost care for accuracy and passion for the project. Third Editions has now published 40 books in France, all dedicated to the video game industry and pop culture, and is now localizing select titles for the enjoyment of further readers around the world.
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