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.