2K games has announced that they will release downloadable content for Bioshock 2 this March, which will expand both the single player and multiplayer campaigns. The Sinclair Solutions Test Pack, available on the Xbox Live marketplace and the PlayStation Network, is the first of what is planned to be an extensive download plan slated for release in the coming months.
The Sinclair Solutions Test Pack contains new customization features to allow for more in-depth character development in Bioshock 2‘s multiplayer. The pack details are as followed:
- Rank Increase to level 50 with Rank Rewards
- New playable characters Louie McGraff and Oscar Calraca
- 20 new trials*
- A third weapon upgrade for each weapon
- Five additional masks*
Some of these items are only available to players of rank of 41 or above.
“The fans who waited in the snow, rain and cold for the midnight launch of BioShock 2 have spoken and their message is that Rapture still has many fascinating stories to tell,” said Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K. “Downloadable content is a key part of our efforts to continue to entice the fans that have made 2K a household name – we intend to deliver single and multiplayer content that respects and expands upon one of the greatest fictional worlds ever created.”
Bioshock 2 set up a good foundation for its multiplayer. The multiplayer gameplay is by nature quite a bit slower than a FPS like Modern Warfare, and suffers a bit from lag and crashing. But it’s fun, and a patch or two is all it really needs to improve.