By far one of the current worst kept secrets has finally been confirmed by 2K. Coming September 13 to Xbox One, Playstation 4 and PC is The Bioshock Collection, which will have all three games as well as all the single player downloadable content. The games will be re-mastered and also come with additional content specific to each title.
Bioshock was one of the very first Xbox 360 games that I bought when I got my system very late in its life cycle. At first I was a little creeped out, but the story was so compelling that I totally threw my scary game rules out the window. I had never been so sucked into a story so much that I spent a lot of the time exploring each area after I’ve cleared out all the Splicers. I have always said that one of the creepiest thing was seeing the ghost of a woman drowning her baby in a sink in one of the bathrooms. There’s always something creepy about looking back to when we as a society were experimenting with different kinds of medical procedures and the rudimentary tools used seem almost barbaric now. The twist in the first game was so good that I had no idea it was happening and it completely knocked me on my butt. I also showed this game to a few other friends and it was the reason why they went out and bought Xbox 360’s.
As I mentioned above, the following special features will be included in the collection
o 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.
o 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.
o Challenge Rooms: Outside the story of BioShock, tackle puzzles, splicers and Big Daddies. And achievements, of course.
BioShock 2 (**Multiplayer will not be included)
o 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.
o Protector Trials: Take control of an Alpha Series Big Daddy woken out of hibernation just before the events of BioShock 2.
o 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!
o 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.
o 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.