Irrational Games today announced their plans for the future of Bioshock Infinite. First up is a mode called Clash in the Clouds, which is essentially a challenge mode.
[Clash in the Clouds is an] action-focused downloadable content pack that presents players with a series of unique, intense challenges and a whole new gambit of combat 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. 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.
Hrm. Ok. But the big news is that Irrational has BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea in development. That is going to be a two-part add-on campaign that features a new story for Booker and Elizabeth and will be set in the underwater city of Rapture. You know, the one you played through in both Bioshock and Bioshock 2. This is a Rapture before everything went to hell, so presumably you'll walk around eavesdropping on conversations and exploring an interesting world before you start murdering dozens of people.
“We are really excited to offer our fans the content that they have been asking for,” said Ken Levine, creative director of Irrational Games. “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 thing is - and I'm about to delve into mild spoiler territory here - if they have an infinite amount of worlds to choose, why go back to Rapture? We've already spent two entire games there! It's also a bit strange to go from the wide-open, fast paced combat in the clouds from Infinite back to the claustrophobic terrors of the underwater city.
Clash in the Clouds is currently available for five bucks, with Burial at Sea hitting in two parts at $15 each. The season pass is only twenty and gives you all three bits of DLC, plus get an "Early Bird Special Pack" that gives you weapon upgrades and new gold weapon skins, so it's the clear way to go if you're interested.
But now that some time has passed, have we all agreed that Bioshock Infinite isn't the 10/10, A+, five-star game that people went nuts over? It's certainly a great game but if it weren't for this DLC I'm not sure we would be talking about it ever again.
Me? I can't wait for BIoshock Infinite: The Siege of Columbia , which is set to hit sometime soon. Here's a tutorial that shows how you'll pit the Vox Popoli against the Founder and pray that Booker doesn't come and destroy all your units.