BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea is a two-part story campaign DLC set in Rapture on New Year’s Eve 1958. New challenge DLC Clash in the Clouds is out today. Trailers inside.
In a press release sent to VG247, publisher 2K Games confirmed that the first part of BioShock Infinite’s two-part story DLC is called Burial at Sea and it will arrive in the Fall. It takes Booker to Rapture and features a grown-up Elizabeth. You’ll play as both characters and encounter Big Daddies along the way.
Each part of the campaign will cost you £9.99 / 1200 Microsoft Points and are included in the game’s season pass.
In an interview with Eurogamer, Irrational Games’ creative director Ken Levine described the DLC as a detective story, where Booker is a private eye in Rapture who is approached by Elizabeth. The two don’t seem to know each other.
“At the very beginning, you’re Booker, private detective in Rapture,” Levine explained, “in your office and this woman comes in, and you two don’t seem to know each other, and we don’t explain that. We always like to put people in a place where there’s a story that ends up making sense, but we don’t want the obvious… We like people immediately having a sense of wondering what’s going on.”
He added, “The story takes place on New Year’s Eve, 1958, which is the night that the bombing happened in the original Rapture and the revolution started, and we were really excited, having done all the work on the population – a living, breathing population in Columbia – because Rapture was a tomb, y’know?
“Originally we wanted to show Rapture when it was fully alive, but do it in the context of an interesting story, not just to go back and talk about Midi-chlorians, you know? To do it in a sort of integrated way, but to tell a story we thought was important to tell with these characters as well.”
Also, Clash in the Clouds is a challenge mode that pits you against waves of Columbia’s guard. Each wave comes with Blue Ribbon Challenges’ that task players with defeating all foes within a set time limit and other objectives set across various arenas.
The Clash in the Clouds DLC is out today and will cost £3.69 / 400 Microsoft Points and is also included in the game’s season pass. It’s seen as a stop-gap to tide players over until Burial at Sea launches.
Levine said in a statement, “We are really excited to offer our fans the content that they have been asking for. 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 bauilding a Rapture-based narrative experience that is almost entirely built from scratch.”
Polygon has posted a list of content you can unlock in the DLC. We won’t post the list here because it’s full of spoilers, really, so click at your own risk.