Posted by Mark Bridge On July - 30 - 2013 0 Comment

Irrational Games released BioShock Infinite earlier this year to rave reviews.  The game prompted many discussions about the impact of the ending and multiple playthroughs for better understanding.  But the experience is not quit over as the game’s creator Kevin Levine has announce 3 new DLC, one of which is out now and others that are coming out soon.  The fist is Clash in the Clouds, a combat-focused set of challenges spread across Columbia.  It’s available starting today on Steam, PSN and Xbox 360 and costs $5 for those without the Season Pass.  Clash in the Clouds includes four challenge maps, The Ops Zeal, Duke & Dimwit Theater, Raven’s Dome and Emporia Arcade.

The two-part episodic story entitled Burial at Sea, makes the remaining two DLC.  For those without the Season Pass, both will be available for $14.99 each.  The DLC will see Infinite’s main protagonists Booker DeWitt and Elizabeth in the familiar location of Rapture from the first two BioShock games.  The first episode of Burial at Sea is set in Rapture on December 31, 1958, the night before the famous fall of Rapture.  You will assume control of DeWitt for the first episode, while the second episode, the player will control Elizabeth.

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Levine spoke with IGN and provided details about Burial at Sea.  Here’s what he had to say:

“It’s really a story of Booker and Elizabeth again, but set against the backdrop of pre-fall Rapture,” Levine told IGN, “and to have an extended period in pre-fall Rapture without combat, where you’re just living in the space, like you got to sort of live in Columbia at the beginning of the game. Which nobody has ever been able to do before, with those systems and that technology. My favorite BioShock quest is actually in that part, with no combat. He meets an old friend from BioShock 1. Not a very nice friend, but a friend. And in the second half, it takes place in a department store, a Fontaine department store that’s been shuttered and sunk to the bottom of the ocean by Ryan after he takes over. All of Fontaine’s cronies are put into that department store, so that place has gone to hell. It’s very traditional BioShock 1. They’re all spliced up down there. They’re all crazy. You get this mix of pristine Rapture and a very traditional Rapture experience, in a pretty organic story.”

Levine stated that Elizabeth will bring a very different experience for the player, moving back to the scary feeling in BioShock 1.

“When you play Elizabeth, it’s even more towards a survival horror game,” he said. “I just played the first prototype of her the other day. We’re almost in beta on part one of the Rapture one. We’re at sort of early stages of the second part, where you play Elizabeth, but I’ve played a prototype of what it’s like to play her. It feels very different. We’re mostly working on the systems side to make things feel different.”

No word on when Burial at Sea will be released but Irrational has stated that all DLC in the Season Pass will be released before the end of March 2014.  Check out IGN’s article for more info on the DLC.  I know I’m excited to go to Rapture.  What about you guys?

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