BioShock 2 Singleplayer DLC Announced

By Alice O'Connor, Jul 01, 2010 5:40am PDT Having already released several batches of multiplayer downloadable content for BioShock 2, publisher 2K Games today announced the first of multiple singleplayer DLC packs for 2K Marin's subaqueous shooter sequel.

Based upon the not-altogether-popular harvesting sections of the singleplayer campaign, the 'Protector Trials' pack will charge Big Daddies with keeping their Little Sister "safe from the intense onslaught of Splicers as she gathers ADAM from corpses."

Toting three difficulty settings to choose from, the action takes place in six new maps "based on favorite locales from BioShock 2." It also offers new unlockables "including never-before-seen concept art and video" plus seven new achievements.

The Protector Trials DLC will be released "starting August 3" for PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, priced at $4.99 (400 Microsoft Points). The earlier 'Rapture Metro' DLC, at least, hit PC two weeks after consoles. We've contacted 2K for clarification.

"This is just the beginning," says 2K president Christoph Hartmann. "More single-player content is on the way that will deliver more... intense action and story-driven gameplay."

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  • I liked the original but like many others felt this was a game that should not have had a sequel. Being a fan of the first though, I went ahead bought it this past week during the Steam sale that saw it down for 1/2 price. I am glad I waited.

    * Game is linear as hell; it's literally "on rails" as you also take a one way train everywhere and cannot backtrack.
    * FOV 75, Broken widescreen (again), GFWL integration and updating. (puke) Not to mention the confusion afterwards as you try to figure out why you just downloaded some patch from MS only to apply it and still see "Version 1.0" on the screen.

    A few things I do like about it though:

    * Enemies seem a bit tougher.
    * Plasmids seem a bit improved / stronger.
    * New hacking mini-game can get you free stuff + remote hacking in general.
    * "Guns" Akimbo - Wield both a plasmid and a weapon at the same time.

    For all my likes and dislikes though, the only DLC that would interest me for this game would be the FREE kind. Bioshock 2 should have been an expansion to Bioshock 1, not a full blown sequel with paid DLC.