First BioShock 2 DLC Pack Announced, Much More in the Works

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Today, 2K Games has vaguely outlined what it’s calling “an aggressive post-launch downloadable content plan” that will expand upon both the single-player and multiplayer components of BioShock 2.

The Sinclair Solutions Test Pack will be the first piece of DLC, scheduled for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 release in March for 400 MS Points / $4.99. Multiplayer will be the focus of this add-on, as it is set to raise the Rank Rewards level cap to 50, introduce Louie McGraff and Oscar Calraca as new playable characters, and add 20 new trials, five new masks and a third upgrade for each weapon. I’m still playing through the story and haven’t even sniffed the multiplayer mode yet, so I honestly have no idea what any of this means, but it sounds like a pretty substantial upgrade for the price.

Over the coming months following the release of the Sinclair Solutions Test Pack, 2K will also be releasing multiple single-player DLC packs extending the lore and fiction of Rapture with “more narrative, new tools and new challenges.”

“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.”

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