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Bioshock Infinite DLC features more combat, a playable Elizabeth, and a return to Rapture

Bioshock Infinite DLC features more combat, a playable Elizabeth, and a return to Rapture

Irrational Games has announced the first wave of DLC for Bioshock Infinite, and the first bit of content launches today. “Clash in the Clouds” is an “action-focused” packages that focuses on combat and allows you to explore the game’s more violent aspect without all that story getting into the way, but it’s the next two pieces of DLC that really sound interesting.

“Burial at Sea” is a two-part single-player campaign starring Booker and Elizabeth that takes place in Rapture, the setting for the first two Bioshock games. It's in development now, and will be released at some point in the future.

“At the very beginning, you're Booker, private detective in Rapture, in your office and this woman comes in, and you two don't seem to know each other, and we don't explain that,” Irrationa's Ken Levine told Eurogamer. “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.”

Things will be shaken up further in the second part of the game. “We decided we wanted to shift things around a little bit for the third one, so the player character in the third DLC, you get to play Elizabeth and the gameplay is quite different as her,” Levine said in an interview with Polygon. “She's not the tank that Booker is. And you'll see how all the stories come together.”

“Clash in the Clouds” is available today for $4.99, and the two parts of Burial at Sea will be available for $15 each. The story in Bioshock Infinite was certainly interesting, but it asked as many questions as it answered. Seeing how everything wraps up, or at least how it ties together, is a fascinating proposition. I’m not sure how excited I am about more combat, but more story?

Yes, please.