BioShock: Ultimate Rapture Edition Announced

By Jonathan Barnes, 3 years ago
Remember BioShock (Xbox 360)? That game kicked all kinds of awesome, right?

Please Note: This is a rhetorical question where the only acceptable answer is, "Yes!"

Tragically, there are some gamers who may have never been to Rapture and experienced one of the best settings in video game history.

While you process this revelation with shock and horror, there is good news. 2K Games, Irrational Games, and 2K Marin have today revealed BioShock: Ultimate Rapture Edition that will give those poor, unfortunate souls a chance to dive into both BioShock and BioShock 2 (Xbox 360) for one low price.

Not only are both games included in the Ultimate Rapture Edition, this bundle will contain all kinds of DLC goodness, some of which is coming to the 360 for the first time:

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 in BioShock.

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 Den adds 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.
Part and parcel, that is over $40 worth of DLC.

Now I can tell what some of you are thinking:

Golly Gee Willikers, obj, that's one heck of a package! How much does it cost? I'll pay $50... no, $60... no, $70 for it!
Easy there, excited gamer, all of this glorious digital goodness can be yours for the low-low price of $29.99. You can pick up your copy starting on January 14th, when it hits retailers in North America. 2K has also said that this package "will be available in some international territories at a later date." We'll be sure to keep you updated!
Jonathan Barnes
Written by Jonathan Barnes
Jonathan has been a news/views contributor since 2010. When he's not writing reviews, features, and opinion pieces, he spends his days working as an informal science educator and his nights as an international man of mystery.