BioShock 2 entering Minerva's Den

2K announces single-player story-driven DLC pack coming this fall; new weapons, characters, plasmid promised.

Minerva's Den, the latest piece of downloadable content to be announced for BioShock 2, will be out this fall. 2K has announced that it will be a single-player affair that is "a self-contained narrative experience," which puts players in the shoes of a new character. It will be coming out for PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 the publisher has confirmed.

Minerva's Den is set in Rapture Central Computing and will feature a raft of new features alongside the new narrative. Announcing the expansion, 2K promised "new high-tech weaponry," as well as a new plasmid, the genetic modifications found in the BioShock universe. These powers can be unleashed on new, more powerful splicers and an all-new Big Daddy, according to the publisher. Upgraded security bots were also promised.

Another new Big Daddy is promised.

BioShock 2 was released in February and sold in excess of 3 million units in its first month on sale. This was followed relatively swiftly by the release of two pieces of multiplayer-focused DLC--the Rapture Metro Pack and the Sinclair Solutions Test Pack--and one piece of single-player DLC, the Protector Trials, which came out on August 3. Minerva's Den is the first to expand the main narrative or introduce new solo environments, as the Protector Trials were a series of challenges set in maps based on locations found in the main game.

Minerva's Den is being developed by 2K Marin, who handled development of the single-player portion of BioShock 2. A price for the expansion has not been announced; the Rapture Metro Pack sold for $10 or 800 Microsoft points ($10, £6.85, AU$13.20), while both the Protector Trials and the Sinclair Solutions Pack sold for $5 or 400 Microsoft points ($5, £3.43, AU$6.60).

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zombieshot115
zombieshot115

2 NEW BIOSHOCKS... Bioshock 2 minervas den and Bioshock Infinite!!!!

TheJamin
TheJamin

@Sukharevskaya i think you've hit the nail on the head. flinging them crysis style would be epic. realistic real time animations of them being pounded into the ground with your drill arm would have been decent too.like from the cut scenes.

Sukharevskaya
Sukharevskaya

@TheJamin I'm kidding, I know--the developers did have to make a challenge though. The only problem is that, you're right, they never run in fear. They should have run off, fetched a gang of splicers, and attacked you in numbers, that way you could have more health like a real Big Daddy. More moves with the drill (like picking up splicers and throwing them Crysis style bare--handed) would have been awesome. Fantastic game, just not fantastic on a Bioshock level--too many missed opportunites.

TheJamin
TheJamin

@Sukharevskaya this is very true. But i wanted to experience the might and raw power of a Daddy. i remember in number one, if you had a sub hooked up to your pc. the footsteps of a daddy shook my room. it was truely creepy! it really made you want to avoid them until the right moment where you're packed to the heavens with ammo. i mean, whats the point of being a daddy where even normal splicers attack you without a second thought. in the first one, they wouldn't dare! it feels like you're just a normal person with a drill for a hand.

Sukharevskaya
Sukharevskaya

@TheJamin but the other Big Daddies don't have conveniently completely healing first aid kits that are stored in their.....pockets?

edgewalker16
edgewalker16

Now THIS is what I've been waiting for!! Jesus, you'd think 2K didn't understand the needs/wants of its fans with how long we've been waiting...

it009x9281
it009x9281

The reason is cos we have been to rapture we know what to expect now

scar4ever
scar4ever

Finally a Bioshock 2 DLC worth paying for.

Alexvsu3000
Alexvsu3000

i gotta say cant wait.But what ive heard from wikipedia u play as a big daddy?????Oh man,i thoat its a normal person or a survivor of rapture civil war.Well that sux i just hope they will have normal person as main character.

crunchb3rry
crunchb3rry

They better hit the ball out of the park with Bioshock 3, because 2 didn't have much of the magic the first game had. A great game by normal standards, but slightly below par on the A Tier scale.

TheJamin
TheJamin

bioshock 2... for some reason i just cant get into it. i think its because you're supposed to be a kick ass big daddy but you take 1/4 of the hits to die, where as all the other daddies take half your ammo. Maybe i need to give it another try, but i am more inclined to repaly number 1.

Pete5506
Pete5506

I hope it add a few more hours of game play

WiredDreemz
WiredDreemz

I guess this will be SP DLC. Hopefully. The last SP DLC wasn't exactly groundbreaking.

BloodMist
BloodMist

Yes, at last, what the players have been asking for all this time is finally being delivered.Do the honorable thing and keep it at 5 bucks, since we had to wait so long.

robdar602
robdar602

Got Protector Trials and now can't wait for Minerva's Den. Whoo hoo! :D

metalkid9
metalkid9

OMG 6 months after the release they announce it and it's not gonna come till fall??! and that's when the horde of good games release. Oh well still getting it :)

TheDecoy2124
TheDecoy2124

Looks like I gotta go buy it again, for me it's all about the single player in Bioshock

gbrading
gbrading moderator

I'd half forgotten about BioShock 2: A story-driven single player DLC will certainly entice me back.

The_Gaming_Baby
The_Gaming_Baby

DLC for single player games receive much love from me

lamprey263
lamprey263

hopefully this is a substantial expansion and not just a short add-on

boom_city
boom_city

i said all along it needed single player story dlc, surprised it took this long..

MrBubblezz
MrBubblezz

I personally enjoyed the Bioshock multiplayer, and if I had alot more money then i do now, I would've bought both map packs, and the protector trials. Sadly however, Im getting plenty of games this year, including AC Brotherhood, Fallout New Vegas, Halo Reach, Mortal Kombat, and games next year right after christmas, { such as Dead Space 2 and Brink } I do have money, just not enough to buy some expansions for a game that nobody plays online. :( I can never find a match!

isshiah
isshiah

wow this is great news! i'll wait till it comes out to replay bioshock 1 and 2 again. i might wait for the reviews though because i don't want to pay 5 bucks for a game add-on which is shorter than the opening credits.

ManUtd4life096
ManUtd4life096

I know I'm in the minority, but I still play the multiplayer for this game, and it still is great fun. ALSO! This DLC will officially be the last for the entire game.

safaridriver
safaridriver

Also does anyone else think this dlc thing has gone too far with all games. I mean dlc is out upon release for some games ( yea EA im talking about you).

safaridriver
safaridriver

I agree with cdjem17, the mulitplayer was not that good. It was like WOW in the sense that people of higher rank have a real advantage, as oppossed to COD where you just have more weapons. I played through game in a week and that was it.

cdjem17
cdjem17

im excited, just cuz its single player stuff. I never really liked the multiplayer to be honest

kingpinx6666
kingpinx6666

DLC here and DLC there! Stop cooking soup on old bones. I want Bioshock 3. I want to be a man visiting Rapture with one thing in mind. Its destruction. No more mindless DLC's. I want super powers! I want to cook splicers alive with my thoughts. I want to place a bomb in the heart of rapture and leave a huge hole where it used to be.

atm0073
atm0073

Wow I can't believe I haven't "played" this game... had it since February and I've only logged in around 3 or 4 hours of playing time into it.

CaptainAhab13
CaptainAhab13

If it is at least 5 hours long, I'm in after good reviews come out.

dkdk999
dkdk999

i just want downloadable content to be longer than a couple hours long.

0verminded
0verminded

@ frankj22 Artistically - Yes the games are great. The game play and replay value however are both lackluster.

frankj22
frankj22

My Bioshock 2 copy is waiting for me since march, yep I need to catch up. This DLC should expand the lifespan of this amazing game, I will definitely pick this one. The artistic value of this franchise is unquestionable !

controlfreak25
controlfreak25

Bioshock 2 single player was ok, i beat it in about 2 days. The multiplayer was horrible, i played it for a few hours just to give it a chance and i just couldnt get into it.

TheKungFool
TheKungFool

I'm getting quite sick of DLC to be honest. Just take your time and give us another full game. I don't want 2-3 extra little $15 downloads, I'd rather you just made another decent game.

supermex2109
supermex2109

single player was decent. multiplayer is lots of fun. big daddy, fast paced action. if you cant get decent scores on it you prolly suck at halo 3 and cod mw.

grey_fox1984
grey_fox1984

Just bought, played and passed this last week, then replayed the original- the gameplay in Bioshock 2 is actually quite a bit better- though i found the lack of projectile throwing enemies made Telekenisis a much less viable tactical option than it was in the first game. When i started playing B2 i was disappointed that the pipedream hacking game was gone, but after replaying B1 you notice how much that hurts the flow of the game if you hack a lot.

crabapple87
crabapple87

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crabapple87
crabapple87

Bioshock 2 single player was alright. The multiplayer was just terrible.

InExcelsis
InExcelsis

Looks very cool cant wait for this to come out.

0verminded
0verminded

I know I'm going to catch some thumbs down for this - But Bioshock 1+2 are really overrated games. Gun play leaves a lot to be desired - RPG elements are minimal at best (tonics really don't do that much). Exploration just leads to more splicers screaming at you hitting you with wrenches. And lastly - you can die your way through the game. There is no penalty for dying - at all. However I have to admit the art and story are what make these games playable - both are excellent. But honestly once you beat it - There is no reason to play again. Multiplayer in Bioshock 2 is ridiculous and just underlines how disappointing the gun play is.

webdoom
webdoom

sweet, some great sounding DLC, and for a game worthy of purchasing the DLC, unlike some other titles!

Terrencec06
Terrencec06

I'm the one person in the world that hasn't played the first one. But I own. LOL! I will start it this weekend though.