BioShock Infinite DLC announced!

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Irrational Games boss Ken Levine has been very teasy on Twitter of late, saying that he’s “very excited” for something today, at 8am EST. That time happened to be just moments ago. Here’s what the guy behind Bioshock’s been so excited about. It’s not about that Vita version of the game, in case you were wondering.

Yup, It’s the first DLC for Bioshock Infinite, one of two games that are likely candidates for this year’s Game of the Year awards. Here’s what it’s all about and it’s not one, or two – but three bits of DLC.  The first is a combat focused bit of DLC called “Clash in the clouds” that’s a little bit like…horde mode. It’ll be available today on Steam, and will roll out to other platforms shortly. 

More exciting though is that there will be a two-part DLC story that’s a…detective story that’s set back in Rapture! Called Burial at Sea, it will star both Booker as private investigator and Elizabeth as  his femme fatale. And you’ll get to play as both of them. Here’s a teaser.

“We really listened to the fans and we know how they feel about Elizabeth,” Levin said to Polygon. “We decided we wanted to shift things around a little bit for the third one, so the player character in the third DLC, you get to play Elizabeth and the gameplay is quite different as her. She’s not the tank that Booker is. And you’ll see how all the stories come together.”

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Rapture was shown briefly in BioShock Infinite (spoilers!), and Levine has been working on this campaign DLC since wrapping that game up.

“I knew very early on in Infinite that Rapture was going to be part of it because, if nothing else, nothing would be clearer in helping me explain what was happening in the world, that they were all reflections of each other, than being there, than showing that image.”

Here’s what the press release says about the DLC:

Come back to Rapture in a story that finds Booker and Elizabeth on the eve of the underwater city’s fall from grace. Developed by Irrational Games, the developer of the original BioShock and BioShock Infinite, this DLC features Rapture as you’ve never seen it before—a shining jewel at the bottom of the ocean, built almost entirely from scratch in the BioShock Infinite engine. Gameplay has been modified to give the player an original BioShock combat experience that merges the best parts of BioShock and BioShock Infinite: new weapons, new Plasmids/Vigors, Tears, Sky-Lines, and Big Daddies.

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Last Updated: July 30, 2013

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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