Bioshock Infinite Season Pass Announced

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2K Games and Irrational Games announced this week that the development of post-launch downloadable content has commenced for the now-complete Bioshock Infinite, and has revealed the existence of a DLC season pass for the game.

For those new to the concept (which I assume few of you are), a season pass for a game typically entitles you to all forthcoming downloadable content for a reduced price. Normally, you’d be able to purchase the DLC you like a’la carte, but enthusiasts who plan to consume all content can save some serious dough with the pass.

The Bioshock Infinite season pass will be available on March 26 when the game releases on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC, and will cost $20 for what they wager is “$30 of add-on content”. It will entitle you to three add-on packs, and can be pre-ordered now if you simply can’t hold your dang horses.

If you do decide to purchase the season pass, you’ll be given access to the Early Bird Special Pack at no extra charge – which comes with four exclusive equipment pieces: a machine gun damage upgrade, a pistol damage upgrade, gold skins for both weapons, and five Infusion bottles for increasing maximum health, shield durability and ability to use Vigors (similar to Bioshock’s Plasmids) by increasing how many Salts you can equip.

Now, should you pre-order the actual game, you’ll get the Industrial Revolution pack – which grants you three in-game items in the form of $500 starting cash, five lock picks and the Industrial Revolution puzzle game the content is named after, which includes back-history of the city of Columbia and Facebook connectivity features (mostly dumb).

*inhales*

And if you haven’t seen the latest trailer, let me do you a favor, broseph:

  1. Wow… Is it just me or are these pre-order “incentives” getting a bit silly? I mean, I get that they want us to buy it new but extra money? More lockpicks, upgrades etc. All of this just makes me not want to buy it new, I don’t want to be coddled when playing the game. I don’t need Irrational Games to hold my hand through the game.

  2. So it’s not DLC in the sense of extended missions or anything? It’s just extra shit? That’s pretty lame.

  3. GMG is giving it at 20% off right now, for 16USD.

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