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A Return To Rapture: Bioshock Infinite DLC Trailered And Detailed

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Matt Gardner
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2K Games, Bioshock Infinite, Bioshock Infinite: Burial at Sea, Bioshock Infinite: Clash in the Clouds, DLC, Irrational Games

A Return To Rapture: Bioshock Infinite DLC Trailered And Detailed

But first... a challenge mode

Irrational Games and 2K Games have revealed at long last the first two DLC packs for Bioshock Infinite. The first will be a "pure action experience", whereas the second will be a narrative-led new adventure for Booker and Elizabeth that sees them plumb the depths of the ocean in a rather familiar location.

BioShock Infinite: Clash in the Clouds is available today for £3.69 (400 Microsoft Points) and will "present players with a series of unique, intense challenges and a whole new gambit of combat opportunities".

Yay. A challenge mode.

There are 60 Blue Ribbon challenges to complete, but by doing so you'll unlock a whole bunch of exclsuives in the Columbian Archeological Society, gaining access to new Voxophones, Kinetoscopes, concept art and more. There's a trailer below for your perusal:

More excitingly, though, comes news of a two-part, narrative-oriented slice of DLC that will see Booker and Liz visit Rapture in its heyday. Titled BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea, these two campaigns will be available individually for £9.99 (1200 Microsoft Points), and are also included as part of the BioShock Infinite Season Pass. Again, there's a trailer for Burial at Sea below too:

“We are really excited to offer our fans the content that they have been asking for,” said Ken Levine, creative director of Irrational Games. “With Clash in the Clouds, people get a pure action experience that takes BioShock Infinite combat to its highest challenge and intensity level. With the Burial at Sea episodes, we are building a Rapture-based narrative experience that is almost entirely built from scratch.”

To be honest, much as I love Rapture, I'd have liked to have seen more of Columbia or, given that there are SPOILERS an iinfinite number of possibilities, one of those, maybe? A lighthouse on the moon? Space Bioshock. Yeah, I'd play that.

Anyway, do remember that you can buy the BioShock Infinite Season Pass for £15.99 (1600 Microsoft Points), which doesn't save you any money on the above, but does also include the Early Bird Special Pack, which will net you some powerful weapon upgrades, exclusive gold weapon skins and infusion bottles to upgrade abilities.

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Late  Jul. 30, 2013 at 14:27

Not remotely interested in the gunfight challenge thing. If I want a FPS I'll play cod or halo. Bioshock is about the story, the atmosphere, the exploration. There was too much focus on gunfights and not enough on atmosphere in Bioshock Infinite - and that add-on is going in completely the wrong direction.

If you want proper Bioshock atmosphere you need to visit Rapture. So that DLC definitely sounds tempting!
Rapture > Columbia any day of the week.

So if I read it right, the Rapture DLC comes in two parts each for 1200msp, but the season pass is 1600msp - getting you both parts of the Rapture story, plus the challenge thing, plus the bonus phials in the main story, plus some as yet unknown DLC?


(Incidentally, I guess neither of these DLCs includes the stuff that was shown in trailers but never made it into the game - which blows some theories out of the water...)

JonLester  Jul. 30, 2013 at 14:43

@Late: "If you want proper Bioshock atmosphere you need to visit Rapture. So that DLC definitely sounds tempting!
Rapture > Columbia any day of the week."

I agree, and I'm amazed at how heavily this DLC proves that Columbia is a much less immersive, atmospheric and compelling game world than Rapture. Columbia only seems fit for hosting pointless arena DLC (which we hated years ago), while Rapture is a place worth exploring again and again, a world that feels like, just perhaps, just maybe, it could exist. We discussed this at length in the half-time pwncast (direct link to section), so I won't bang on about it any more.

As far as the season pass goes, it could well be competitive, but it's probably worth waiting until both episodes are out and reviewed before getting involved, methinks.

Last edited by JonLester, Jul. 30, 2013 at 14:45
musicrabbie  Jul. 30, 2013 at 15:51

Bit strange. So is that 1x combat DLC + 2x story DLCs? I thought they were all going to be story lead.

Quietus  Jul. 30, 2013 at 15:55

I agree about Rapture. No game has had me so keen to experience every part of its world for many, many years. Stopping to listen to every recording, or to look out of every window. Scouring every corner of every room. I was absorbed.

Late  Jul. 30, 2013 at 16:05

I agree about Rapture. No game has had me so keen to experience every part of its world for many, many years. Stopping to listen to every recording, or to look out of every window. Scouring every corner of every room. I was absorbed.


I'm reminded of Kopite211's audio recreation.
Damn but I want to play Bioshock again now.

(Aw hell - just remembered I sold it last week.)

Kopite211  Jul. 31, 2013 at 00:02

I'm reminded of Kopite211's audio recreation.


Hooray for me :)

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