BioShock Infinite DLC plans announced
posted on 07.30.13 at 08:19 AM EDT by (@salromano)
Return to Rapture in 'Burial at Sea.'

Irrational Games has detailed downloadable content plans for BioShock Infinite.

The first add-on, available today for $4.99 / £3.69 / 400 Microsoft Points and is included in the Season Pass, is an action-focused arena mode called ‘Clash in the Clouds’ that offers a series of “unique, intese challenges,” and a “whole new gambit of opportunities.”

“Players will combine a diverse toolset of weapons, Vigors, gear, Tears and Sky-Lines in four new areas inspired by the classic BioShock Infinite environments,” said 2K. “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.”

The second and third, more ambitious add-ons, are part of a two-part DLC campaign called ‘Burial at Sea’ that takes Booker and Elizabeth to the underwater city of Rapture on the eve of its fall in an all-new story. Each part will be available individually for $15 / £9.99 / 1200 Microsoft Points and are included in the Season Pass.

Rapture will be “as you’ve never seen it before,” and has been rebuilt “almost entirely from scratch” in the BioShock Infinite engine with modified combat gameplay that merges the best of BioShock with BioShock Infinite. In episode two, you’ll become Elizabeth “as she seeks to bring a closure to her story.”

“We are really excited to offer our fans the content that they have been asking for,” said Irrational Games creative director Ken Leveine. “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 currently available for $19.99. Going by today’s announcement, if you were to purchase each piece of downloadable content separately, you’d be paying $35 total.

Watch videos for each add-on below. View a set of screenshots at the gallery.

Clash in the Clouds

Burial at Sea Episode One

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  • AnotheRay

    Can’t wait ^_^

  • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

    Awww yeah! Rapture is one of my favorite cities.

    Also, I still need to play BioShock Infinite.

    • PhoenixAutomatic~♪(๑ᴖ◡ᴖ๑)♪~

      Play it, I dare you! :D

    • Zackasaur

      Woah, you need to get on that!

  • DrForbidden

    “Rapture will be “as you’ve never seen it before,” and has been rebuilt “almost entirely from scratch” in the BioShock Infinite engine with modified combat gameplay that merges the best of BioShock with BioShock Infinite.”

    I’m sorry, Mr Levine, but I think the best of Bioshock Infinite’s gameplay doesn’t come close to touching even the feet of the worst of Bioshock’s or Bioshock 2’s gameplay. The Bioshock franchise used to be called ‘the thinking man’s FPS’, but with the latest installment, you threw all that down the garbage chute so that it’s now a much more generic FPS, albeit one with a very well-crafted story.

    I do appreciate more single player DLC, though. Still, while I am certainly intrigued by the Noir stylings of Burial At Sea, smoking ceased to be cool around 10 years ago, dude.

    • Marco Tinè

      Not when you can light a cigarette with a plasmid :)

      • DrForbidden

        Hmm. I guess that’s also true… :)

  • DarthBrian

    “The BioShock Infinite Season Pass is currently available for
    $19.99. Going by today’s announcement, if you were to purchase each
    piece of downloadable content separately, you’d be paying $35 total.”

    Or I can just wait for the GOTY edition that will include all the DLC for the price of one game, and even less if I wait for a Steam sale. :p

    • Elvick

      But… then you have to wait to experience it.

      Playing something sooner, rather than later, has it’s own value to many people.

      • DarthBrian

        I’m patient. Got plenty to play at the moment.

  • Yuri4prez

    I don’t really think I’ll be getting clash of columbia or whatever it’s called, but Burial at Sea sounds pretty damn awesome. With that, it almost excuses the long wait on DLC for the game. Well, we shall see anyway.

  • Budgiecat

    smoking is bad for you Elizabeth…

    • bloodiOS

      I blame the parent ;)

      • Fainaru Luna

        I blame the 50s

  • MasterSensei

    Loving the new Classy Elizabeth!

  • Elvick

    Can’t wait.

  • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

    I think both look pretty good.

  • AnimusVox

    Can’t wait to play ‘Burial At Sea’.

  • z_merquise

    I like the noirish style in Burial at Sea.

    So is this like an alternate story or a continuation in Infinite’s story? I just haven’t played Bioshock Infinite yet that’s why I asked.

    • bloodiOS

      You know something, man. I think I have to play the freaking DLC to make sure which one it is (Never underestimate the mind****ing twists that Levine can come up with.)

    • https://twitter.com/Panda_castro Panda

      Both. Its hard to explain without spoilers.

  • Chestnut Bowl

    Very Film Noir. I like it. Also, stop smoking Elizabeth.

    I don’t care about ‘Clash in the Clouds’, but ‘Burial at Sea’ is a definite buy.

  • Zackasaur

    This is fantastic! I’ve been holding onto my Season Pass for this lovely game. <3