Hoping to build the anticipation for the March 26 release of BioShock Infinite, Irrational Games will be dropping BioShock: Ultimate Rapture Edition for one more trip to the ocean's floor.
Now before we discount this is a shallow cash grab, 2K games is actually offering a pretty significant amount of new contents to the first two BioShock titles. From their lips:
- Museum of Orphaned Concepts: Take a tour of a never-before-seen BioShock museum and view early concept art, character models and more set within the halls of Rapture.
- Plasmids Pack: Includes four additional Plasmids and Gene Tonics – Sonic Boom, EVE Saver, Vending Expert and Machine Buster – for use in BioShock.
- Challenge Rooms Pack: Previously exclusive to the PS3 and now available for Xbox 360 for the first time, the pack tests the player’s mettle by requiring them to utilize the skills learned while traversing the halls of Rapture to survive three separate puzzle rooms in BioShock.
- Sinclair Solutions Tester: Contains a number of customization features that allow players to further their character’s development in BioShock 2 multiplayer modes and provides a deeper multiplayer experience.
- Rapture Metro: Includes six additional multiplayer maps, an additional multiplayer gameplay mode and a rank increase to level 50 for BioShock 2 multiplayer.
- The Protector Trials: Features frantic combat and fast-paced action designed to push players’ mastery of weapons and Plasmids in a BioShock 2 single-player experience spread across six maps.
- Minerva’s Den: A substantial narrative experience that puts players in the role Subject Sigma and introduces new characters, locations and mystery to the world of Rapture in BioShock 2. Set in a new environment, Rapture Central Computing, Minerva’s Den adds a gripping new storyline to extend the BioShock 2 experience.
- Also included, is an exclusive collectable sticker pack from BioShock Infinite’s world of Columbia to get gamers ready for the next chapter in the BioShock universe.
So there you have it. A pretty hefty addition to existing encyclopedic titles. BioShock: Ultimate Rapture Edition will set you back $29.99 for the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation3 when it's released January 14. In the meantime make sure to read our Our Step-by-Step Guide to BioShock Infinite's First 10 Acts to get you properly pumped for BioShock Infinite.