Whether you’ve never played any of the games in the BIOSHOCK series, or are a long time fan, now is the time to (re)experience it. Irrational Games, 2K and Blind Squirrel Games are about to take us back to a remastered Rapture and Columbia with BIOSHOCK: THE COLLECTION.
All three games have been remastered in 1080p and will run at 60fps on all platforms. The bundled content for the collection includes:
The video series, “Director’s Commentary: Imagining BioShock,” featuring Ken Levine, creative director on BioShock and BioShock Infinite and Shawn Robertson, animation lead on BioShock and animation director on BioShock Infinite.
Museum of Orphaned Concepts: Walk through a Rapture-inspired virtual museum that gives you a behind-the-scenes look at discarded concepts that never made it into the original game.
Challenge Rooms: Outside the story of BioShock, tackle puzzles, splicers and Big Daddies. And achievements, of course.
“Minerva’s Den”: A self-contained BioShock story, presenting a side of Rapture you’ve never seen before. Use expanded combat abilities with the experimental Ion Laser and chaotic Gravity Well Plasmid, unique to Minerva’s Den, as you face off against the Lancer Big Daddy.
“Protector Trials”: Take control of an Alpha Series Big Daddy woken out of hibernation just before the events of BioShock 2.
“Burial at Sea” – Episode 1 & 2 Add-On Packs: This major two-part DLC pack ties the BioShock trilogy together by taking the series back to where it all began.
“Clash in the Clouds” Add-On Pack: Face 60 waves of challenges across four additional maps for leaderboard glory and unlock areas to explore in The Columbian Archaeological Society hub museum.
“Columbia’s Finest” Pack: Combines the contents of the Industrial Revolution Pack and the Upgrade Pack and includes 500 Silver Eagles, five Lock Picks, six unique Gear items, and two weapon upgrades: Comstock’s China Broom Shotgun and Comstock’s Eagle Eye Sniper Rifle.
There are two caveats with the collection–Multiplayer will not be included with BIOSHOCK 2 and BIOSHOCK INFINITE will not be remastered for PC as it already meets current-gen standards.
The collection will be released for PS4, Xbox One, and PC on September 13, 2016 and will retail for $59.99.