Bioshock Infinite DLC 'Burial at Sea' is a noir thriller set in a thriving Rapture. And you can play as Elizabeth!

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Now THIS is the Bioshock Infnite DLC we’ve been waiting for! Irrational Games, developers of this year’s smash hit Bioshock Infinite, have released the first trailer for Burial at Sea, a two-part, story driven DLC pack for the game of the year contender. Buying that DLC season pass is about to have become worthwhile.

Allowing gamers to play as both Infinite lead Booker Dewitt and his universe-bending companion Elizabeth, Burial at Sea is set in the underwater city of Rapture, the location of the first two Bioshock games, but during a period of the cities history when it hadn’t become a leaky dystopian nightmare. While the story is still shrouded in secrecy, the above trailer gives off a film-noir vibe, suggesting a fair bit of detective work may feature.

However, Burial at Sea is a little way off from release yet. To tide you over while you’re waiting, Irrational Games are releasing today the Clash in the Clouds DLC pack. A little less exciting, it’s a combat-focussed map pack with shooting challenges and leaderboards to climb, offering four unique locations to play in.

“We are really excited to offer our fans the content that they have been asking for,” said Ken Levine, creative director of Irrational Games.

“With Clash in the Clouds, people get a pure action experience that takes BioShock Infinite combat to its highest challenge and intensity level. With the Burial at Sea episodes, we are building a Rapture-based narrative experience that is almost entirely built from scratch.”

BioShock Infinite: Clash in the Clouds is available starting today for £3.69 (400 Microsoft Points on Xbox Live for Xbox 360). Burial at Sea will land later this year, but is set to be a bit pricey at £9.99 (1200 Microsoft Points) for each of its episodes. It may well be worth investing in the BioShock Infinite Season Pass then if you haven’t already, available now for £15.99 (1600 Microsoft Points) and offering access to all the DLC, as well as the Early Bird Special Pack which includes powerful weapon upgrades, exclusive gold weapon skins and infusion bottles to upgrade abilities.

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Gerald Lynch