BioShock®: Ultimate Rapture Edition Now Available in North America

  BioShock®: Ultimate Rapture Edition Now Available in North America

Bundle includes complete experiences for BioShock, BioShock 2, add-on content
                                   and more

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- January 15, 2013

2K Games, Irrational Games and 2K Marin announced today that BioShock^®:
Ultimate Rapture Edition is now available in North America. Before exploring
the world of Columbia in the upcoming worldwide release of BioShock Infinite
on March 26, 2013, fans of the franchise and newcomers alike can experience
everything that Rapture has to offer with the BioShock: Ultimate Rapture
Edition for $29.99 (MSRP) for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment
system from Microsoft and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. The
BioShock: Ultimate Rapture Edition includes the critically-acclaimed BioShock,
BioShock 2 and add-on content for both games valued at more than $40. It  also
includes a trip to the never-before-seen Museum of Orphaned Concepts,
providing a rare look at early concept art and character models that never
made it into BioShock.

The BioShock: Ultimate Rapture Edition is now available and includes the
critically-acclaimed BioSho ...

The BioShock: Ultimate Rapture Edition is now available and includes the
critically-acclaimed BioShock, BioShock 2 and add-on content for both games
valued at more than $40. (Photo: Business Wire)

“With BioShock Infinite on the horizon, we want to offer gamers new to the
franchise a great value in diving into the BioShock experience,” said
Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K. “The BioShock: Ultimate Rapture Edition
brings the complete experience of this critically acclaimed franchise to
gamers looking to explore Rapture before discovering Columbia.”

In addition to BioShock and BioShock 2, the BioShock: Ultimate Rapture Edition
includes more than $40 of add-on content for both games:

  *Museum of Orphaned Concepts: Take a tour of a never-before-seen BioShock
    museum and view early concept art, character models and more set within
    the halls of Rapture.
  *Plasmids Pack: Includes four additional Plasmids and Gene Tonics – Sonic
    Boom, EVE Saver, Vending Expert and Machine Buster – for use in BioShock.
  *Challenge Rooms Pack: Previously exclusive to PS3™ and now available for
    Xbox 360 for the first time, the pack  tests the player’s mettle by
    requiring them to utilize the skills learned while traversing the halls of
    Rapture to survive three separate puzzle rooms in BioShock.
  *Sinclair Solutions Tester: Contains a number of customization features
    that allow players to further their character’s development in BioShock 2
    multiplayer modes and provides a deeper multiplayer experience.
  *Rapture Metro: Includes six additional multiplayer maps, an additional
    multiplayer gameplay mode and a rank increase to level 50 for BioShock 2
  *The Protector Trials: Features frantic combat and fast-paced action
    designed to push players’ mastery of weapons and Plasmids in a BioShock 2
    single-player experience spread across six maps.
  *Minerva’s Den: A substantial narrative experience that puts players in the
    role Subject Sigma and introduces new characters, locations and mystery to
    the world of Rapture in BioShock 2. Set in a new environment, Rapture
    Central Computing, Minerva’s Den adds a gripping new storyline to extend
    the BioShock 2 experience.
  *Also included, is an exclusive collectable sticker pack from BioShock
    Infinite’s world of Columbia to get gamers ready for the next chapter in
    the BioShock universe.

Originally released in 2007 and winner of multiple Game of the Year awards,
BioShock is a "genetically enhanced" first-person shooter set in Rapture, a
decaying art deco underwater utopia torn apart by civil war. Caught between
powerful forces and hunted down by genetically modified "splicers" and deadly
security systems, players have to come to grips with a deadly, mysterious
world filled with powerful technology, fascinating characters and morality
defining choices. To make it to the end, players can turn everything they
encounter into a weapon, biologically modify their body with Plasmids, hack
devices and security systems, upgrade weapons, craft new ammo variants, and
experiment with different battle techniques. No encounter ever plays out the
same and no two gamers will play BioShock the same way.

Originally released in 2010, BioShock 2 features 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 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 also features multiplayer modes that 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

BioShock: Ultimate Rapture Edition is rated M for Mature by the ESRB.

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Located near Boston, Massachusetts, Irrational Games is widely recognized as
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reputation for creating story-driven, genre-defining games with award-winning
hits like System Shock 2, Freedom Force, and the original BioShock. For more
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Founded in 2007 and located in Novato, California, 2K Marin designs and builds
games under the 2K Games publishing label. Dedicated to the craft of creating
immersive, narrative-based experiences, 2K Marin brought BioShock to new
platforms and developed BioShock 2, and is currently developing XCOM. For more
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