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BioShock Infinite Expanded With Two DLC Packs, First Available Today

Clash in the Sea.

The first BioShock Infinite downloadable content pack has been a long time coming; the game, which we rated 10/10 when it released back in March, launched alongside a Season Pass for the DLC and fans have been eager to see what was in store ever since.

We had previously heard that an announcement was coming towards the end of July and, now that time has come, here’s the trailer:

It’s titled Clash in the Clouds and appears to be combat arena pitting Booker against plenty of enemies, described as “an action-focused downloadable content pack that presents players with a series of unique, intense challenges and a whole new gambit of combat opportunities.” It’s a bit different to what we expected, but given that they didn’t start work on the DLC until after the game had shipped it’s understandable.

Clash in the Clouds will be available on Steam and Xbox Live later today, with a PSN release tomorrow, but that’s not all they’ve revealed today. Perhaps realising a story-light mode would upset some fans, they’ve also announced the first part of the story-focused DLC, trailered below.

It will be the first episode of a piece of narrative-heavy content titled Burial at Sea and features Booker and Elizabeth as a detective duo in the depths of Rapture before its fall. If you’ve played through BioShock Infinite, then you’ll know exactly how this works and it’s a really good idea for DLC.

Ken Levine, Creative Director of Infinite says that with “the Burial at Sea episodes, we are building a Rapture-based narrative experience that is almost entirely built from scratch.” So, it all sounds really good.

There’s no release date for Burial at Sea yet, but you can buy the Season Pass now for around £15.99 to get it as soon as it releases.

18 Comments
  1. Dan Jones
    Member
    Since: May 2010

    Wait how does Burial at Sea work then? I thought I had the ending sussed, clearly not.

    Comment posted on 30/07/2013 at 13:33.
  2. matthangzhou
    Member
    Since: Sep 2010

    Is the clash in the clouds one of the 3 packs? I was under the assumption they’d all be story based. Really dislike survival modes :-(

    Comment posted on 30/07/2013 at 13:37.
    • f4rgo
      Member
      Since: Dec 2011

      Ditto, also hate the survival modes. Not purchased the season pass so will wait for the story DLC.

      Comment posted on 30/07/2013 at 14:01.
    • Stefan L
      Community Team
      Since: May 2009

      Yeah, sorry to disappoint, but it’s Clash in the Clouds and then Burial at Sea parts 1 and 2 which make up the full season pass.

      Naturally, the value depends on how big BAS is, but whatever the case, the Season Pass will come out costing less than both BAS episodes.

      Comment posted on 30/07/2013 at 14:06.
      • matthangzhou
        Member
        Since: Sep 2010

        Thanks for the confirmation. Shame.

        Comment posted on 30/07/2013 at 14:12.
      • f4rgo
        Member
        Since: Dec 2011

        Makes sense, I’ll wait for a sale (cheapskate that I am).

        Comment posted on 30/07/2013 at 16:00.
      • Kennykazey
        Member
        Since: Mar 2010

        Thanks, Season Pass it is then if it’s cheaper than both BaS episodes.

        Comment posted on 30/07/2013 at 16:03.
  3. tactical20
    Member
    Since: May 2010

    Not at all interested in first dlc, but Rapture stuff looks good.

    Also, $4.99 or 3 for $19.99 could be seen as a bit of a bum deal!

    Comment posted on 30/07/2013 at 13:49.
    • Stefan L
      Community Team
      Since: May 2009

      The second and third DLC are a lot more expensive, on their own. The pricing of each is relative to the scope.

      Comment posted on 30/07/2013 at 14:04.
      • tactical20
        Member
        Since: May 2010

        That’s what I figured, but it’s not exactly clear. Also, I’m assuming the Rapture dlc will be about £11.99 each, which will make it more expensive than the game itself!

        Comment posted on 30/07/2013 at 14:21.
  4. Jim Hargreaves
    Member
    Since: Nov 2009

    Not a big enough fan of the gameplay to buy the survival DLC but might have a look as Burial At Sea.

    Comment posted on 30/07/2013 at 15:27.
  5. simplebob
    Member
    Since: Mar 2009

    Sounds like the same DLC plan that was used for Dishonored. One action/challenge based DLC and then a two part story DLC.

    Comment posted on 30/07/2013 at 15:28.
  6. xdarkmagician
    Member
    Since: May 2009

    4 months for a battle arena, lol, I hope that they spent a good amount of that time working on the BAS packs. Kinda disappointing IMO to release a mode that gets included in alot of other games for free as the first DLC when everyone is waiting for something special, or story based.
    And as much as I loved the first 2 BioShocks, going back to Rapture is incredibly disappointing as well. Columbia deserves its own DLC, there are many areas left to explore in Columbia. Im sure the DLC will be great, but if they’re going back to rapture for the DLC they should have just made BioShock 3 instead.

    Comment posted on 30/07/2013 at 16:32.
  7. Aran Suddi
    Member
    Since: Sep 2011

    Definitely interested in Burial At Sea, though would have liked to see another arc in Colombia

    Comment posted on 30/07/2013 at 17:42.
  8. bladesew
    Member
    Since: Mar 2013

    1st DLC pack looks like the core game – basically one big challenge arena game – wander from room to room battling waves of enemies. I struggled to see where it improved on BS2 in any area bar art direction.

    Comment posted on 30/07/2013 at 18:53.
  9. colmshan1990
    Member
    Since: Apr 2009

    The calendar in the trailer says 31st December 1958.

    That’s the day the civil war in Rapture broke out, I believe.

    This is gonna be great.

    Booker & Elizabeth, a civil war, a utopia gone wrong… Constants and variables.

    Can’t wait.

    Comment posted on 30/07/2013 at 19:14.
  10. Lymmusic
    Member
    Since: Mar 2010

    not fussed about a combat arena – it’d be too hard for me I reckon.. kept dying on normal and had to drop it to easy for the last fight on the zeppelin… wussy I know, but hey…

    the 2nd and 3rd dlc look good though… rapture looks like it’s been rebuilt in the new engine as opposed to being re-used too. Question is, how long till they come out? And if they released on PS4 with an enhanced Infinite would I buy it?

    Yes. Yes I would.

    Comment posted on 31/07/2013 at 12:44.

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