Bioshock Infinite was an incredible game. Building on its predecessors, it created a gameplay experience that was given scores of 10 across the board. If you haven’t had a change to get your hands on the game and play, we highly, HIGHLY recommend you play it. You won’t be disappointed, we promise! That said, Bioshock’s new DLC looks exciting! Long awaited, the Bioshock Infinite: Burial at Sea Part 1 release date was announced by Irrational Games.
Irrational Games announced this morning that the first half of BioShock Infinite‘s story-driven add-on content, Burial at Sea — Episode 1, will launch on November 12 for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Windows. The all-new DLC will be available on the Playstation Network, Xbox Live Marketplace, and Steam for $14.99, unless you already own the Season Pass ($19.99). The Pass includes the previous DLC, Clash in the Clouds, as well as Burial at Sea and all other DLC as it is released!
In a Press Release from Irrational Games:
BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea – Episode 1, developed by Irrational Games, the studio behind the original BioShock and BioShock Infinite, features Rapture as you’ve never seen it before-a shining jewel at the bottom of the ocean, built almost entirely from scratch in the BioShock Infinite game engine.Join Booker and Elizabeth in a film noir-style story that places them in a shining, pristine Rapture on theeve of its fall from grace. Explore the underwater city, try your hand at a grift or two, and even encounter some old “friends” from the original BioShock.
The combat experience has been rebalanced and reworked with a greater emphasis on stealth and resource management that merges the best parts of BioShock and BioShock Infinite. It includes a new weapon, an old favorite weapon from the original BioShock, the return of the weapon wheel, a new Plasmid, new Gear, and Tears. BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea – Episode 1 will be available via online marketplaces on all participating platforms starting November 12, and can be purchased separately for $14.99, or as part ofthe BioShock Infinite Season Pass. The Season Pass, which is currently available for purchase,contains $35 of playable content for $19.99, including both Burial at Sea episodes, the previouslyreleased Clash in the Clouds add-on pack, as well as the Early Bird Special Pack that has powerful weapon upgrades, exclusive gold weapon skins, and infusion bottles to upgrade player abilities.
“This is a love letter to the fans, but it’s also the beginning of a story that will give gamers a newperspective on the BioShock universe,” said Ken Levine, creative director of Irrational Games. “WithBurial at Sea, we built a Rapture not from BioShock and BioShock Infinite scraps and pieces, but withenvironments almost entirely crafted from scratch.”
If you missed it, here’s the trailer as well:
Irrational Games also notes that Burial at Sea — Episode 2 is still in development, and will allow players to control Elizabeth for the first time in a stealth-based story-driven experience. There is no release date set as of yet.
Are you excited for Bioshock Infinite’s new DLC?
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