2016 seems to be a very leaky year. Hours after listings went up for a remastered collection of BioShock titles, 2K have announced
that it's really happening. BioShock (Xbox 360)
, BioShock 2 (Xbox 360)
and BioShock Infinite (Xbox 360)
will be remastered and repackaged into BioShock: The Collection
for next gen consoles.
The collection will include all single-player DLC. According to the announcement, all of this will be available at the single price of $59.99 USD (or your local equivalent). BioShock 2
's remaster will not include the multiplayer.
Here's a breakdown of exactly what's included with each title in the collection:BioShock
BioShock 2 (**Multiplayer will not be included)
- 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.
BioShock: The Collection
- Burial at Sea - Episode 1 & 2 Add-On Packs: This major two-part DLC pack 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.
is due to arrive September 13th in North America, September 15th in Australia and September 16th internationally.