The very first piece of downloadable content has finally been made available on Steam, Xbox Live, and the PlayStation Network starting today, and it’s just $5. Ken Levine, Creative Director over at Irrational Games has announced today two separate pieces of downloadable content for the GOTY candidate Bioshock Infinite. The first which is out today is titled “Clash in the Clouds” is a battle arena styled event which is said to be right up the alley for those who completed the insanely difficult 1999 mode. You are thrown into an arena and are required to get rid of all the enemies under certain stipulations. You will earn money for completing these tasks which then can be used to unlock audio clips, and concept art.
Levine further explained that he wanted to let the player have the full arsenal of tools including all of the powers, upgrades, just everything to create more challenging gameplay. He gathered the team responsible for the combat in Bioshock Infinite and told them to make whatever they want, and Clash in the Clouds is what they have come up with. While this DLC seems to me like something those who didn’t completely enjoy the combat systems in Bioshock Infinite could skip, Levine then revealed the second DLC titled “Burial at Sea” which is definitely for those who loved the original Bioshock and the underwater city of Rapture.
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.
Although this second DLC will come in two pieces, the first piece will allow you to control Bioshock Infinite’s protagonist, Booker DeWitt and companion Elizabeth. That’s right, you’re going to be able to play as Elizabeth. Players will be setting out to explore rapture in its heyday, when Rapture was still led by Andrew Ryan. Levine has said Burial at Sea will be more narrative oriented and much like “A love letter to the fans.”
In the first piece of Burial at Sea, you will be controlling Booker DeWitt, and in the second, Elizabeth. Irrational Games looks to show you the true differences between Booker and Elizabeth, Levine said “We decided we wanted to shift things around a little bit for the third one, so the player character in the third DLC, you get to play Elizabeth and the gameplay is quite different as her. She’s not the tank that Booker is and you’ll see how all the stories come together.”
Come back to Rapture in a story that finds Booker and Elizabeth on the eve of the underwater city’s fall from grace. Developed by Irrational Games, the developer of the original BioShock and BioShock Infinite, 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.
This DLC brings gamers something they have been asking for since they first met the character of Elizabeth: The chance to see the world through her eyes. You become Elizabeth as she seeks to bring closure to her story, and to BioShock Infinite’s. Like Episode 1, 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. This pack is included in the BioShock Infinite Season Pass.
Bioshock Infinite’s Clash in the Clouds DLC is priced at just $5, while Burial At Sea parts 1 and 2 will be $15 each.