BioShock Infinite website announcesClash in the Clouds, a DLC pack for
BioShock Infinite that will start rolling out today, though they say it may take
a few days to reach all platforms and regions.
This trailer shows off
the pack, and here's the description: "This first add-on pack puts an intense
focus on BioShock Infinite combat. Combine weapons, Vigors, Gear, Tears, and
Sky-Lines in ways you never thought possible as you square off against
impossible odds. This pack features 60 challenges in four brand-new
environments. Complete Blue Ribbon Challenges and unlock concept art, Voxophones,
Kinetoscopes, and more in The Columbian Archeological Society. Climb the
Leaderboards and earn new Achievements and Trophies." In a
separate announcement, Irrational Games also reveals BioShock Infinite:
Burial at Sea - Episode 1, a DLC featuring Booker and (post-jailbait) Elizabeth
adventuring around Rapture, the underwater setting of the original BioShock.
This is shown off in this
trailer, and word is: "this DLC 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 engine. Gameplay has been modified to give the
player an original BioShock combat experience that merges the best parts of
BioShock and BioShock Infinite: new weapons, new Plasmids/Vigors, Tears,
Sky-Lines, and Big Daddies." There's
an interview on Eurogamer.net where Ken Levine fills in more details, saying
the Burial at Sea DLC takes place in 1958, and that the second part will include
the ability to play as Elizabeth.
This announcement has the release details:
BioShock Infinite: Clash in
the Clouds is available starting today for £3.69 (400 Microsoft Points on Xbox
Live® for Xbox 360) via online marketplaces on all available platforms, and is
included in the BioShock Infinite Season Pass*.
Also in development at Irrational Games, BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea* is a
two-part add-on campaign featuring an all-new story for Booker and Elizabeth,
set in the underwater city of Rapture before its fall. These two campaigns will
be available individually for £9.99 (1200 Microsoft Points), and are also
included as part of the BioShock Infinite Season Pass.
DG wrote on Jul 30, 2013, 14:19: Haven't gotten around to playing the main game yet. Am I right to assume this new DLC (not the arena thing) will be very much separate, post-endgame stuff, and not inserted into the middle like much of the Mass Effect DLC?
W/o talking about the ending, it's unknown. It could take place in the middle, or (again, trying to avoid spoilers) after the main game, in another place, if you will...
I can't be too specific, but post-jailbait Elizabeth has some very, very specific ramifications in light of the ending. Either that or it's a stand-alone vignette, which again I'm okay with.
Edit: So I watched the trailer. I'm f*cking DOWN for this. They're giving it a distinct film noir detective pulp vibe in the trailer. I'm down with that.