The BioShock series has long been recognized in the gaming world as an immersive experience, complete with its own history and mythology, interesting storylines and a bevy of moral decision-making. Now the series is adding to this legacy with two new DLC packs, entitled BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea.
Burial at Sea follows Booker DeWitt and Elizabeth, the central protagonists from BioShock Infinite, and features a return to the underwater city of Rapture before the events of its civil war. What’s more, players will get to explore the metropolis in its idyllic heyday, before Andrew Ryan’s creation takes a turn for the worse and the ADAM-fuelled Splicers bring about its downfall. Not only that, its been confirmed that the unforgiving 1999 mode from Infinite will be available for BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea upon launch, too.
The expansion itself is said to be “narrative-driven” and will tie Booker and Elizabeth’s stories together. Furthermore, the film noir-like DLC will feature new Plasmids, Tears, Sky-Lines, Big Daddies and, most importantly of all, the second part of the self-contained storyline will allow you to play as Elizabeth for the first time. BioShock‘s very own damsel in distress will take center stage for the adjacent tale, and given her time manipulating abilities, episode two of Burial at Sea will undoubtedly host some interesting gameplay.
According to Irrational Games’ head honcho Ken Levine, the first part of BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea should drop before the holiday season. Unfortunately, there is no word on a release date for the second instalment yet. With that said, both packs will be $14.99 if bought separately, or $20 together if you purchase the BioShock Infinite Season Pass.
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