Irrational Games are releasing the third and final DLC pack for Bioshock Infinite today, with the second episode of Burial at Sea.
This final piece of content was built from the ground up, according to Irrational Games, and features Elizabeth in a “film noire-style story”. The first episode of Burial at Sea gave a whole new perspective to the Bioshock universe by allowing players to examine Rapture at a leisurely pace, back when it was still populated by the sane; this second episode will provide a whole new perspective once again. Not only do we see the world through a female character’s eyes for once, we see it through the eyes of a well-established character who will finally put the Bioshock Infinite story to rest.
“I think the work the team did on this final chapter speaks for itself,” said Ken Levine, creative director of Irrational Games. “We built something that is larger in scope and length, and at the same time put the player in Elizabeth’s shoes. This required overhauling the experience to make the player see the world and approach problems as Elizabeth would: leveraging stealth, mechanical insight, new weapons and tactics.”
There will also be a separate 1998 Mode for this DLC pack, which demands that player completes the episode without taking any lethal action; this is an entirely new twist to the Bioshock gameplay, which usually centers around violent people being violent.
The DLC will be available in all territories later today on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Windows PC with the exception of Japan, where it will be released later in the year.