Irrational Games will follow-up today’s arena-based Clash in the Clouds DLC with story-based content telling a noir detective tale set in the underwater city of Rapture.
Starring Booker DeWitt as the detective and Elizabeth as the femme fetale, the story takes place in the setting of the original Bioshock, but prior to the events that turn it into a ruin.
Called Burial at Sea, the story will be stretched over two pieces of DLC, each costing £9.99 or 1200 Microsoft Points.
Eurogamer spoke to Irrational boss Ken Levine about the upcoming tale.
“At the very beginning, you’re Booker, private detective in Rapture, in your office and this woman comes in, and you two don’t seem to know each other, and we don’t explain that. We always like to put people in a place where there’s a story that ends up making sense, but we don’t want the obvious… We like people immediately having a sense of wondering what’s going on.
The story takes place on New Year’s Eve, 1958, which is the night that the bombing happened in the original Rapture and the revolution started, and we were really excited, having done all the work on the population – a living, breathing population in Columbia – because Rapture was a tomb, y’know? Originally we wanted to show Rapture when it was fully alive, but do it in the context of an interesting story, not just to go back and talk about Midi-chlorians, you know? To do it in a sort of integrated way, but to tell a story we thought was important to tell with these characters as well.”
A release date for Burial at Sea has yet to be given and the trailer can be watched below…