The three pieces of Bioshock Infinite DLC got announced today. The first is Clash in the Clouds, a Columbia-set wave-based arena game. That’s being released today for $5/£3.69/400 Microsoft Points, and you can see the trailer for it below.
But it’s the second piece of DLC that has us very excited. It’s called Burial at Sea, and it’s going to take you back to Rapture. It’s an all-new story featuring Booker and Elizabeth, who are both in Rapture before its untimely demise. You can check out the trailer for that at the top of this post. It’s ‘coming soon’, as two episodic DLC pieces that will retail for £9.99/1200 Microsoft Points each. Oh, and you play as Elizabeth in the second piece. Just in case this wasn’t cool enough as it is.
Check out some screenshots for both DLC pieces below, and then read the press release, if you fancy.
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Hone your combat skills today with BioShock Infinite: Clash in the Clouds; still to come, an all-new adventure set in Rapture before the city’s fall
New York, NY – July 30, 2013 – 2K and Irrational Games announced today thatBioShock Infinite: Clash in the Clouds*, the first downloadable content pack for the best-selling multiplatform video game of 2013 to date**, BioShock Infinite, is available for download worldwide starting today on the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360® games and entertainment system from Microsoft and Windows® PC.
BioShock Infinite: Clash in the Clouds, developed by Irrational Games, is an action-focused downloadable content pack that presents players with a series of unique, intense challenges and a whole new gambit of combat opportunities. Players will combine a diverse toolset of weapons, Vigors, gear, Tears and Sky-Lines in four new areas inspired by the classic BioShock Infiniteenvironments. In addition, by completing all 60 Blue Ribbon challenges, players will unlock exclusives in the Columbian Archeological Society, gaining access to new Voxophones, Kinetoscopes, concept art and more.
BioShock Infinite: Clash in the Clouds is available starting today for £3.69 (400 Microsoft Points on Xbox Live® for Xbox 360) via online marketplaces on all available platforms, and is included in the BioShock Infinite Season Pass*.
Also in development at Irrational Games, BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea* is a two-part add-on campaign featuring an all-new story for Booker and Elizabeth, set in the underwater city of Rapture before its fall. 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.
“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.”
The BioShock Infinite Season Pass is available now for £15.99 (1600 Microsoft Points) and includes all three pieces of add-on content, as well as the Early Bird Special Pack, which includes powerful weapon upgrades, exclusive gold weapon skins and infusion bottles to upgrade abilities.
About BioShock Infinite
From the creators of the highest-rated first-person shooter of all time**, BioShock, and the best-selling multiplatform video game of 2013 to date**, BioShock Infinite puts players in the shoes of U.S. Cavalry veteran turned hired gun, Booker DeWitt. Indebted to the wrong people and with his life on the line, DeWitt has only one opportunity to wipe his slate clean. He must rescue Elizabeth, a mysterious girl imprisoned since childhood and locked up in the flying city of Columbia. Forced to trust one another, Booker and Elizabeth form a powerful bond during their daring escape. Together, they learn to harness an expanding arsenal of weapons and abilities, as they fight on zeppelins in the clouds, along high-speed Sky-Lines, and down in the streets of Columbia, all while surviving the threats of the air-city and uncovering its dark secret.
BioShock Infinite was released on March 26, 2013 for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC. For more information on BioShock Infinite, please visit http://www.bioshockinfinite.
*BioShock Infinite is not included in this add-on content, but is required to play all of the included content.
**Based on The NPD Group estimates of U.S. retail video game sales through June 2013 for combined sales of BioShock Infinite on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC.
About Take-Two Interactive Software
Headquartered in New York City, Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. is a leading developer, marketer and publisher of interactive entertainment for consumers around the globe. The Company develops and publishes products through its two wholly-owned labels Rockstar Games and 2K. Our products are designed for console systems, handheld gaming systems and personal computers, including smartphones and tablets, and are delivered through physical retail, digital download, online platforms and cloud streaming services. The Company’s common stock is publicly traded on NASDAQ under the symbol TTWO. For more corporate and product information please visit our website at http://www.take2games.com.
Founded in 2005, 2K develops and publishes interactive entertainment globally for console systems, handheld gaming systems and personal computers, including smartphones and tablets, which are delivered through physical retail, digital download, online platforms and cloud streaming services. 2K publishes titles in today’s most popular gaming genres, including shooters, action, role-playing, strategy, sports, casual, and family entertainment. The 2K label has some of the most talented development studios in the world today, including Firaxis Games, Visual Concepts, Irrational Games, 2K Marin, 2K Australia, 2K Czech, Cat Daddy Games and 2K China. 2K’s stable of high quality titles includes the critically acclaimed BioShock®, Borderlands™ and XCOM® franchises, the beloved Sid Meier’s Civilization series, the popular WWE 2K franchise and NBA 2K, the #1 rated and #1 selling basketball franchise***. 2K is headquartered in Novato, California and is a wholly owned label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO). For more information, please visit www.2K.com.
***According to 2008 – 2013 Metacritic.com and The NPD Group estimates of U.S. retail video game sales through June 2013.
About Irrational Games
Located near Boston, Massachusetts, Irrational Games is widely recognized as one of the industry’s leading game developers. Irrational has earned a reputation for creating story-driven, genre-defining games with award-winning hits like System Shock 2, Freedom Force, and the original BioShock. For more information, visit http://www.irrationalgames.com
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