The first piece of the Bioshock Infinite DLC is called “Clash in the Clouds” and is basically like the Horde mode found in Gears of War, as in, it includes waves of enemies intent on killing you while you fend them off. It is completely combat-focused and is set in various parts of Columbia. There are four challenge maps available, The Ops Zeal, Duke & Dimwit Theater, Raven’s Dome and Emporia Arcade. Each map will contain 15 waves of enemies. Also, each wave will contain a Blue Ribbon Challenge which is a special (and obviously difficult) objective for you to achieve. The Blue Ribbon Challenge is optional of course, but will grant you prizes if you complete it. There is also a leaderboard that you can use to keep up with your score on each map, and compare it with your friends.
Clash in the Clouds will also feature an in-game museum, called the Columbia Archaelogical Society, where players can view character models, concept art, behind-the-scenes videos and more. Players will also be able to obtain new Voxophones and Kinetoscopes that will expand Columbia’s lore. It will be available for $4.99 or 400 MS points starting today.
You can watch thet trailer for “Clash in the Clouds” below.
The next Bioshock Infinite DLC is called Burial At Sea and is a two-part episodic story that makes up the last two pieces of DLC in the Season Pass. Players will return to Rapture (Yes, I’m not kidding) on December 31, 1958 in-game. If you have played the previous BioShock games, then you know that this was the day when Rapture fell. In the first part of the DLC, players will be in the shoes of Booker DeWitt again and will be accompanied by a noir-like version of Elizabeth. We do not know the reason to this yet, but expect Levine to come up with a good excuse in the story. In the second part of the DLC, players will play as Elizabeth. Irrational Games hasn’t given us any more details about this, but we know that the gameplay will differ from Booker’s and will be “almost survival horror.”
Do note that the Rapture in the DLC is being created from scratch using the Bioshock Infinite engine. That’ll be very interesting to see. You can watch the trailer for “Burial at Sea” below. So far, it’s looking pretty good.
Burial at Sea will arrive at a later unannounced date.
The DLC is worth more than $20, but you can get it all with the $20 Season Pass. Sounds good to me.