2K announces multiplayer DLC for BioShock 2, single-player DLC down the line

By Johnny Cullen, Monday, 22 February 2010 16:52 GMT

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2K’s announced BioShock 2’s first batch of DLC, due for release next month.

The first pack is a multiplayer-led bundle known as the “Sinclair Solutions Test Pack”, which will be 400 MS points on Xbox Live and Games for Windows Live, and £3.19 on PSN.

The pack includes:

  • Level cap increased in multiplayer to Level 50 with rank rewards
  • New playable characters: Louie McGraff and Oscar Calraca
  • 20 new trials
  • A third weapon upgrade for each weapon
  • Five additional masks

No exact date was given for the content. 2K also said today that single-player DLC is on the way that will bring in “more narrative, new tools and new challenges that extend the lore and fiction of the failed Utopia under the sea.”

“Downloadable content is a key part of our efforts to continue to entice the fans that have made 2K a household name,” said 2K president Christoph Hartmann. “We intend to deliver single and multiplayer content that respects and expands upon one of the greatest fictional worlds ever created.”

Some screens of the Sinclair Solutions pack were also released. Get them below, along with the PR.

2K Games Announces Extensive Downloadable Content for BioShock® 2

New Single Player And Multiplayer Additions Enrich The Rapture Experience By Adding A Wealth Of New Content And Features

Monday 22nd February/…2K Games announced today an aggressive post-launch downloadable content plan for BioShock®2 that extends and enhances the single and multiplayer experiences by adding more glimpses into the award-winning world of Rapture. Downloadable content will be made available soon, beginning with the Sinclair Solutions Test Pack, available this March from the Xbox® LIVE Marketplace for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and Games for Windows–LIVE for 400 Microsoft Points and from the PlayStation®Network for £3.19. Future expansions into the world of BioShock 2 are slated to arrive over the coming months and will continue to expand on the stories of the denizens of Rapture.

“The fans who waited in the snow, rain and cold for the midnight launch of BioShock 2 have spoken and their message is that Rapture still has many fascinating stories to tell,” said Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K. “Downloadable content is a key part of our efforts to continue to entice the fans that have made 2K a household name – we intend to deliver single and multiplayer content that respects and expands upon one of the greatest fictional worlds ever created.”

Sinclair Solutions Test Pack, the first of several planned downloadable packages, contains a number of customization features that will allow players to further their character’s development in BioShock 2’s multiplayer modes and provide a deeper multiplayer experience. The pack includes:

• Rank Increase to level 50 with Rank Rewards
• New playable characters Louie McGraff and Oscar Calraca
• 20 new trials*
• A third weapon upgrade for each weapon
• Five additional masks*
*Some items are only available after a player achieves a rank of 41 or higher.

In the coming months, 2K Games will also be publishing downloadable extensions of the single player experience that provide new insight into the world of Rapture. These packages will include more narrative, new tools and new challenges that extend the lore and fiction of the failed Utopia under the sea.

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