News: Multiplayer and single-player expansions coming soon.
A few weeks ago, developers at 2K Marin revealed that the company planned to support BioShock 2
with plenty of downloadable content after the game's release. Today, 2K Games has announced the first DLC pack and confirmed that, all told, the game will receive several multiplayer and single-player expansions.
The first DLC download will be the multiplayer-focused Sinclair Solutions Test Pack. According to 2K, it'll be added to the PlayStation Network, Xbox Live Marketplace and Games For Windows Live Marketplace sometime in March and it'll be priced at $4.99 (or 400 Microsoft Points). The pack will include the following multiplayer additions and customization features:
Rank Increase to level 50 with Rank Rewards
New playable characters Louie McGraff and Oscar Calraca
20 new trials
A third weapon upgrade for each weapon
Five additional masks
?The fans who waited in the snow, rain and cold for the midnight launch of BioShock 2 have spoken and their message is that Rapture still has many fascinating stories to tell,? said Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K. ?Downloadable content is a key part of our efforts to continue to entice the fans that have made 2K a household name - we intend to deliver single and multiplayer content that respects and expands upon one of the greatest fictional worlds ever created.?
2K plans to release at least two more DLC packs for BioShock 2 "in the coming months." These packs will expand the single player experience and "provide new insight into the world of Rapture." The packages will include "more narrative, new tools and new challenges that extend the lore and fiction of the failed Utopia under the sea."
We'll have more soon.