[E3 2008] BioShock PS3 to Feature Survivor Difficulty, Trophies and Exclusive DLC


2K Games has finally provided a bit more info pertaining to the extra content 2K Marin, 2K Boston, 2K Australia and Digital Extremes are working into the PS3 version of BioShock. Via a fact sheet provided in 2K’s E3 press materials (which you can read after the break), BioShock for PS3 will feature a new Survivor difficulty mode, Trophy support and exclusive downloadable content that will be released following the game’s launch in October. What this exclusive DLC is being kept under wraps for the time being, but if you’ve watched the debut gameplay trailer and look through the screenshots below you’ll notice an area that wasn’t in the original game: Rapture’s Grand Carnival. Whatever this carnival place is has to be what’ll make up the bonus DLC. Just look at the file names for the three screens that show the carnival (I left them as 2K provided), their titles contain the label “DLC”.

BioShock PS3

Title: BioShock®
Publisher: 2K Games
Developer: 2K Marin, 2K Boston, 2K Australia, Digital Extremes
Platform: PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system
ESRB Rating: Not Yet Rated
Release Date: October 2008
Web Site: http://www.bioshockgame.com

Product Overview:

Considered to be one the finest games in the history of interactive entertainment, BioShock is a watershed entry into the world of video games. As one of the most lauded franchises in the past decade, BioShock introduces gamers into an exciting world filled with fascinating characters, intelligent enemies and complex moral choices that define the foundation of the game world. With its rich story, meticulous attention to visual detail, tense action and infinite replay value, BioShock delivers the perfect blend of storytelling and first person action.

Developed by 2K Marin, 2K Boston, 2K Australia and Digital Extremes, the PLAYSTATION 3 system release brings forth new features and content that expands the world of BioShock in new and exciting ways.

Story Overview:

Barely surviving a plane crash, the player lands in icy uncharted waters and discovers an undersea city called Rapture, a failed utopia whose citizens had embraced genetic engineering before the city descended into pure anarchy. Power and greed have run amok and the city has succumbed to civil war. Fans have embraced BioShock’s mysterious world filled with powerful technology and fascinating characters. BioShock is also renowned for its rich visual detail depicting a gorgeous Art Deco world set deep beneath the sea.


• All-new PLAYSTATION 3 system exclusive content: In addition to the original revolutionary game experience, PLAYSTATION 3 system fans can enjoy a brand new difficulty mode – Survivor – as well as enjoy Trophy support as they explore Rapture. And the experience doesn’t end there – all new exclusive BioShock downloadable content will be available only on the PLAYSTATION 3 system after launch

• Choices and consequences: Make meaningful choices and mature decisions, ultimately culminating in the grand question: do you exploit the innocent survivors of Rapture…or save them?

• The world is your weapon: Take control of your world by hacking mechanical devices, commandeering security turrets and crafting unique items critical to your survival

• Weapon upgrades provide ammunition for every situation: Upgrade your weapons with ionic gels, explosives and toxins to customize them to take advantage of your enemies’ weaknesses

• Gameplay that evolves around your playing style: Customize your experience by genetically modifying your body through dozens of Plasmid Stations scattered throughout the city and turn your body into the ultimate weapon

• Adaptive AI provides challenges around every corner: Explore a living world where the inhabitants have interesting and consequential relationships with one another that impact your gameplay experience

• Immerse yourself in Rapture: Experience breathtaking visuals that vividly illustrate the forlorn Art Deco city, highlighted by strikingly realistic water effects and meticulously detailed environments

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