Irrational Games had always teased about there being a BioShock Infinite announcement today, but they’ve done one better and unveiled two pieces of DLC. The first piece, entitled “Clash in the Clouds” is available, oh, right this second! Yes, you can hop onto Steam, Xbox LIVE or the PlayStation Network and download the first piece of DLC right now. It’s the first part of the three part Season Pass, but if you didn’t pick up a Season Pass then the content will set you back $4.99 or 400 MS Points.
“Clash in the Clouds” adds a wave-based challenge set to the game. Set across four new maps, the DLC pits you and Elizabeth against waves of Columbia’s baddies. There are 60 “Blue Ribbon” challenges to achieve and a ton of content to unlock including character models, new in-game Voxophones and Kinetoscopes and concept art. The DLC will add online leaderboards as well.
Alright, we’ll admit, that’s not exactly the greatest DLC announcement, expeically for a game as incredible as BioShock Infinite. Irrational Games and publisher 2K Games probably pre-empted this disappointment, and that’s why they’ve unveiled the second piece of DLC: “BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea”. And yes, you’re heading back to Rapture for this one.
“Burial at Sea” is the a completely new narrative DLC offering built from the ground up using the BioShock Infinite engine. It puts Booker and Elizabeth in Rapture on the eve of the city’s fall into ruin. You will, however, get to experience Rapture before it all went to hell, but why Booker and Elizabeth are there is all part of the mystery set out in this two-part DLC offering. There’s no release date for “Burial at Sea” just yet, but you can check out its reveal trailer (along with the “Clash in the Clouds” trailer) below.
“We are really excited to offer our fans the content that they have been asking for,” said Ken Levine, in an official press release forwarded to NAG HQ. “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.”
You can find more information on both pieces of DLC over on Irrational Games’ website.