Nine years ago Irrational Games and 2K introduced gamers around the world to the twisted underwater city of Rapture in Bioshock, five years ago they led us there again as a Big Daddy in Bioshock 2 and three years ago they took us from deep beneath the sea to the heady heights of the floating city of Columbia.
Now, Irrational and 2K Games have officially announced that gamers will be able relive or experience these adventures on the Xbox One, Playstation 4 and digital PC with Bioshock: The Collection.
Bioshock: The Collection contains all 3 titles alongside all single player DLC and never before seen directors commentary titled Imagining Bioshock from Ken Levine. This collection has completely remastered all three titles and all weapons, Plasmids and character models have been reskinned and retextured to look amazing.
The full Bioshock collection will include:
- The video series, “Director’s Commentary: Imagining BioShock,” featuring Ken Levine, creative director on BioShock and BioShock Infinite and Shawn Robertson, animation lead on BioShock and animation director on BioShock Infinite.
- Museum of Orphaned Concepts: Walk through a Rapture-inspired virtual museum that gives you a behind-the-scenes look at discarded concepts that never made it into the original game.
- Challenge Rooms: Outside the story of BioShock, tackle puzzles, splicers and Big Daddies. And achievements, of course.
- Minerva’s Den: A self-contained BioShock story, presenting a side of Rapture you’ve never seen before.
- Use expanded combat abilities with the experimental Ion Laser and chaotic Gravity Well Plasmid, unique to Minerva’s Den, as you face off against the Lancer Big Daddy.
- Protector Trials: Take control of an Alpha Series Big Daddy woken out of hibernation just before the events of BioShock 2.
- Burial at Sea – Episode 1 & 2 Add-On Packs: This two-part DLC completes the BioShock trilogy by taking the series back to where it all began. Return to Rapture just before the events of the original BioShock!
- Clash in the Clouds Add-On Pack: Face 60 waves of challenges across four additional maps for leaderboard glory and unlock areas to explore in The Columbian Archaeological Society hub museum.
- Columbia’s Finest Pack: Combines the contents of the Industrial Revolution Pack and the Upgrade Pack and includes 500 Silver Eagles, five Lock Picks, six unique Gear items, and two weapon upgrades: Comstock’s China Broom Shotgun and Comstock’s Eagle Eye Sniper Rifle.
To get a taste of what is to come, watch the trailer below.
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