Newly Announced Bioshock Infinite Lets you Play as Elizabeth…in Rapture

Let’s talk about the Clash in the Clouds DLC first, seeing as how that’s the one which is available right now for you to play.  It’s purely combat focused and will send waves and waves of enemies your way, but also adds in new achievements and leader boards for you to work towards.  Not to mention some new Voxophones too!  

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.

That’s available now, as in right now, for $4.99 or 400 MS Points. 

The more interesting DLC announcement comes in that we’ll be returning to Rapture, before it’s fall, and Booker and Elizabeth will once again be teaming up in a Noir style detective type story.  These aren’t the same Book and Elizabeth we’ve come to know from the previous game.  These are one of their alternate selves, where Elizabeth is older, wiser, and far more confident. 

Burial at Sea is being broken up into two parts (Episode 1 and Episode 2) and you can watch the trailer for the first episode above.  It looks like an interesting take on the story, and brings us back to Rapture to see it before it went all kinds of batshit crazy.  I like that it’s not the same characters from before, as I feel that story came to an end fairly conclusively (even if I didn’t care for it).  It’ll be nice to see the alternate reality versions of them and see how they ‘evolved’ under different surroundings. 

BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea – Episode One

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. 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.

BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea – Episode Two

In this DLC pack, 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 and gameplay has been modified to give the player an original BioShock combat experience that merges the best parts of BioShock and BioShock Infinite.

There’s no release date for these just yet, but Episode One is expected later this year. 

What do you guys think about these new add-ons?  Were they what you wanted?

-Jordan