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.