More BioShock characters returning for Burial At Sea Episode 2

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Two more characters from the BioShock universe will be making an appearance in the second chapter of BioShock Infinite's Burial at Sea DLC.

Warning: massive spoilers!

Both Rapture creator Andrew Ryan and Columbia rebel leader Daisy Fitzroy will make appearances in the concluding, and purportedly much longer, chapter of the DLC campaign.

GameInformer reports that BioShock developer Irrational Games showed a behind the scenes video for the DLC during last night's New York Videogaming Critics Circle Awards. The voice actors of both characters were interviewed, and it is said that Rapture leader Andrew Ryan will play a bigger part in the upcoming chapter.

Ryan and Fitzroy join the DLC's swelling ensemble cast, which also includes naughty man Atlas alongside BioShock Infinite protagonists Booker DeWitt and Elizabeth. Irrational Games chief Ken Levine has said that the second chapter of Burial at Sea will conclude the story of both BioShock Infinite and the DLC campaign.

BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea Episode 2 will be released for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC on March 25.

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blueboxdoctor
blueboxdoctor

This can be really awesome as long as it's not rushed, but it is also kind of strange crossing Fitzroy and Ryan in the same world, but it does kind of make sense I suppose and it'll be interesting to see how they're written together.  Definitely looking forward to playing this.

divinejester
divinejester

Question, just finished Infinite, how does Burial at sea work into the story? Booker is kaputt at the end of infinite.

NTM23
NTM23

I said this on IGN I think, or was it here? Crap, I don't know now, this seems like the same news. Anyways, I'm a huge Star Trek and Bioshock fan, but it wasn't until two years ago into the middle of last year that I actually sat down and watched every Star Trek episode of every series, and that's when I learned that Armin Shimerman, who plays Quark, one of my favorite Star Trek characters (then again, that's not saying much since I like a lot of them), is the same person that plays Andrew Ryan. I really wanted to find interviews of Armin talking about his role as Andrew Ryan, but couldn't find any unfortunately.

Brakkyn
Brakkyn

I don't like what they did to the series.  Combining the two--the BioShock of Rapture and the BioShock of Columbia--I feel, was a huge mistake.

SecularSage
SecularSage

I'm just having such a hard time getting excited about this (despite being a season pass holder). I love Bioshock. I love Infinite. But it's going to take a really brilliant second chapter to convince me that these two stories need to be combined.


I also could not care less about Daisy Fitzroy. She wound up being a wasted effort of a character in B:I (by leaving the story via a scripted event rather than a boss battle) and I never cared enough about her to want to see her again in a new light.

NTM23
NTM23

@divinejester  


That'd be spoiling it. I wish I could say, but that is something you'd want to experience yourself. I recommend you play it. Get the season pass, it's worth it. The answer to your question comes at the very end of the first episode. The ending was conflicting to me. I'm not going to spoil it, but I'll just say it felt a bit evil and overly violent. I still liked it because it was interesting. Did you play the original Bioshock and Bioshock 2? I'm just wondering, not because it pertains to the question.

NTM23
NTM23

@Brakkyn  


I don't, I love it. It made Infinite even better to me when I figured it out. Infinite was always about the two from the get-go, not from the development of the game, but from a story perspective. You get it right at the beginning of the game, even if you don't know it. I just think it's extremely fascinating, and I love Rapture, so I'm happy we get to go back. I didn't love Columbia as much, but I wouldn't mind seeing that come back in some way.

NTM23
NTM23

@SecularSage  


I'm really excited for this, so on that I disagree, but about Daisy Fitzroy, to me, her character wasn't 'wasted' due to the fact she wasn't a boss fight. I feel like the story dictated that she be less important than she could be, due to them not exploring that side in more depth, and giving it more attention. On one hand, she's important to the story of Columbia, but Infinite, at least in how I perceived it, isn't so much about Columbia and the multiple 'important' characters in it as it is the infinite verse that was going on, and where Booker; Elizabeth; Comstock and the Lutece twins stand in it, even Fink is pretty close since he has some ties to Rapture. Unlike the original, how that was all about Rapture and its characters in; it was self contained.


That's why I simultaneously am disappointed in Infinite, while ironically pleasantly surprised, because it had messed with my expectations of what the game would be, and the story was extremely good and interesting in my opinion, and yet that's also its problem for me. That being said, the fact that Infinite is intertwined with Rapture, and the characters in it makes me like Infinite even more, and I do like the characters from Infinite enough to see them again, though I'd be lying if I said I liked the Infinite characters as much as the originals, though again, I feel like Infinite made that happen, not in how Irrational weren't competent enough to make them more interesting, but how they made the story not revolve so much around them.