BioShock: Ultimate Rapture Edition Announced
What better way to get ready for BioShock: Infinite than by catching up on the previous BioShock titles. 2K is probably thinking along similar lines because today it officially announced that it’s releasing BioShock, BioShock 2, all the DLC and some never-before-seen concept art in the form of BioShock: Ultimate Rapture Edition.
We already kind of knew this was in the works when a listing appeared on the British Board of Film Classification’s website. It’s going to be released in North America on January 14, 2013, and will retail at $29.99. It will be released in some international territories at a later date.
Here’s a breakdown of exactly what you get:
- 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 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 inBioShock.
- 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 Denadds 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.
And if you’re still undecided about whether you want to plunge into the rusted world of Rapture, here are IGN’s two video reviews for BioShock:
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By Daniel Krupa