2K Games Announces Rapture Metro Pack - Second Installment of BioShock[R]2 Downloadable Content - Now Available.
NEW YORK -- 2K Games announced today the Rapture Metro Pack*, the second installment of post-launch downloadable content for the critically acclaimed BioShock[R]2 is now available from both the Xbox[R] LIVE Marketplace for the Xbox 360[R] video game and entertainment system from Microsoft for 800 Microsoft Points and from the PlayStation[R]Network for $9.99. All content will be arriving on Games for Windows - LIVE Marketplace at a later date for 800 Microsoft Points. The latest downloadable package extends and enhances the multiplayer experience by adding more glimpses into the award-winning world of Rapture. Future expansions into the world of BioShock 2 are slated to arrive over the coming months and will expand upon the single player experience of Rapture.
The Rapture Metro Pack* introduces six new maps that take place over areas from the single player portion of BioShock 2. In addition, 2K Games has also released two separate BioShock 2 multiplayer expansions. The first, which is available to download for free, is an all-new game mode called Kill'em Kindly* - a new fast-paced experience where players must fight to the death using nothing but golf clubs. The second, the Character Pack*, adds two new characters to the multiplayer gameplay and is available for 160 Microsoft Points or $1.99.
Rapture Metro Pack* (800 Microsoft Points on Xbox LIVE and $9.99 on PlayStation Network; coming soon to Games for Windows-LIVE for 800 Microsoft Points)
* Six new maps
* Rank increase to level 50
* Rebirth feature that will give players who have reached Rank 50 the option to rank down to level 1 and receive a special mask
* Three new achievements/trophies
Kill'em Kindly* (Free for download on Xbox LIVE and PlayStation Network; coming soon to Games for Windows-LIVE)
* All-new melee-based game mode where players fight to the death using golf clubs
Character Pack* (160 Microsoft Points on Xbox LIVE and $1.99 on PlayStation Network, coming soon to Games for Windows-LIVE for 160 Microsoft Points)
* Two new characters for use in multiplayer: Zigo the Fisherman and Blanche the Actress
In the coming months, 2K Games will also publish downloadable content that extends the single player experience, providing new insight into the world of Rapture. These packages will expand the narrative, and introduce new tools and challenges that extend the lore and fiction of the failed utopia under the sea.
Bioshock 2's first downloadable package, Sinclair Solutions Tester Pack*, is currently available for download from both the Xbox LIVE Marketplace for the Xbox 360 and Games for Windows-LIVE for 400 Microsoft Points, and from the PlayStation Network for $4.99.
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 is currently available for Xbox 360, PlayStation[R]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.
2K Games is a division of 2K, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO).
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Headquartered in New York City, Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. is a global developer, marketer and publisher of interactive entertainment software games for the PC, PlayStation[R]3 and PlayStation[R]2 computer entertainment systems, PSP[R] (PlayStation[R]Portable) system, Xbox 360[R] video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Wii[TM], Nintendo DS[TM], iPhone[TM], iPod[R] touch and iPad. The Company publishes and develops products through its wholly owned labels Rockstar Games and 2K, which publishes its titles under 2K Games, 2K Sports and 2K Play. The Company's common stock is publicly traded on NASDAQ under the symbol TTWO. For more corporate and product information please visit our website at www.take2games.com.
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|Date:||May 11, 2010|
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