FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
New York, NY - March 12, 2010 - 2K Games announced today that the Sinclair Solutions Tester Pack*, the first downloadable content for the award-winning BioShock®2, is now available for download from both the Xbox LIVE® Marketplace for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and Games for Windows-LIVE for 400 Microsoft Points, and from the PlayStation®Network for $4.99. Future expansions into the world of BioShock 2 are slated to arrive over the coming months and will continue to expand upon the stories of the denizens of Rapture.
Sinclair Solutions Tester Pack, the first of several planned downloadable packages, contains a number of customization features that will allow players to further their character's development in BioShock 2's multiplayer modes and provide a deeper multiplayer experience. The pack includes:
• 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 items are only available after a player achieves a rank of 41 or higher.
Sinclair Solutions Tester Pack is multiplayer content that requires Gold membership for Xbox LIVE® subscribers. In the coming months, 2K Games will also publish downloadable extensions of the single player experience that will provide new insights into the world of Rapture. These packages will include more narrative, new tools and challenges that will extend the lore and fiction of the failed utopia under the sea.
About BioShock 2
BioShock 2's multiplayer modes provide fans with an engrossing prequel experience that expands upon the fiction of Rapture's origins. Set during the year before Rapture's descent into chaos, players assume the role of a Plasmid test subject for Sinclair Solutions, a key provider of Plasmids and Tonics in the underwater city that was first explored in BioShock. Players will enter into areas from the original title as they struggle to gain superiority and fight for survival in franticly paced battles.
The single player mode serves as a sequel to the original game and provides fans with an unsettling storyline, dazzling visual design and the evolution of the genetically enhanced shooter gameplay. Set almost a decade after a grueling civil war consumed the once magnificent city of Rapture, evil reverberates through the halls and a wickedness once thought gone forever returns along the Atlantic seaboard. An unspeakable series of kidnappings from local seaside communities by an unseen monster leads to the repopulation of Little Sisters in Rapture.'s failed utopia under the ocean. Players must step into the boots of one of gaming's most iconic characters, the Big Daddy, as they traverse through the fallen city, fending off attacks from an army of genetically modified Splicers, while searching for escape and the key to their survival.
BioShock 2 has already shipped over three million units worldwide just four weeks after its release - cementing its place as one of 2010's blockbuster games. Additionally, the original BioShock has now sold more than four million units globally since its release in August 2007, bringing the total sales of the franchiseto seven million units.
BioShock 2 is currently available for Xbox 360, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Games for Windows-LIVE and is rated M for Mature by the ESRB. For more information on BioShock 2 please visit www.bioshock2game.com, www.cultofrapture.com and www.somethinginthesea.com.
- <*>Requires standalone BioShock 2 product in order to be played.*>
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