2K Games Resurfacing Rapture with BioShock: Ultimate Rapture Edition

2K Games recently unveiled plans for the BioShock: Ultimate Rapture Edition which is set to release on January 14, 2013. The package will bring together BioShock and BioShock 2, along with all of the content and add-ons from both. If you’ve been cautiously dipping your toes into the water and waiting for the right time to dive in, now’s the time.

If you’re curious about what is actually swimming below the surface, 2K Games has supplied the full breakdown below:

    • Museum of Orphaned Concepts: Take a tour of a never-before-seen BioShock museum and view early concept art, character models and more set within the halls of Rapture.
    • Plasmids Pack: Includes four additional Plasmids and Gene Tonics — Sonic Boom, EVE Saver, Vending Expert and Machine Buster — for use in BioShock.
    • Challenge Rooms Pack: Previously exclusive to PS3™ and now available for Xbox 360 for the first time, the pack tests the player’s mettle by requiring them to utilize the skills learned while traversing the halls of Rapture to survive three separate puzzle rooms in BioShock.
    • Sinclair Solutions Tester: Contains a number of customization features that allow players to further their character’s development in BioShock 2 multiplayer modes and provides a deeper multiplayer experience.
    • Rapture Metro: Includes six additional multiplayer maps, an additional multiplayer gameplay mode and a rank increase to level 50 for BioShock 2 multiplayer.
    • The Protector Trials: Features frantic combat and fast-paced action designed to push players’ mastery of weapons and Plasmids in a BioShock 2 single-player experience spread across six maps.
    • Minerva’s Den: A substantial narrative experience that puts players in the role Subject Sigma and introduces new characters, locations and mystery to the world of Rapture in BioShock 2. Set in a new environment, Rapture Central Computing, Minerva’s Den adds a gripping new storyline to extend the BioShock 2 experience.
    • Also included, is an exclusive collectable sticker pack from BioShock Infinite’s world of Columbia to get gamers ready for the next chapter in the BioShock universe.

Gamers will be able to pick up the Bioshock: Ultimate Rapture Edition for $29.99 on both the PS3 and Xbox 360.

Is this new package worth it, or is it just a way for 2K Games to wring the world of Rapture dry before Bioshock: Infinite? Make your voice heard in the comments below.