Warning: spoilers ahoy regarding both BioShock and BioShock: Infinite! Read and watch the trailer at your own risk!
Ken Levine, developer of BioShock and head of Irrational Games, says the upcoming DLC for BioShock: Infinite, Burial at Sea: Episode Two, will bring fans a sense of closure. We’ve known since the end of BioShock: Infinite that Rapture and Columbia were somehow related, that perhaps they exist in the same (multi-dimensional) universe.
These ideas were expanded upon in the first episode of Infinite’s DLC Burial at Sea. Players returned to Rapture as Booker T. DeWitt, and, led by Elizabeth, learned another facet of his story. This time, in Episode Two, we’ll be playing as Elizabeth, perhaps the most intriguing character in the series. Hopefully we’ll gain more insight into her powers and her relationship to the other Constants in the multiverse (a lighthouse, a city, a man), learning once and for all how she and they link the sunken and floating cities.
Episode Two of the DLC should tie up many loose ends. According to Levine,
Fans of both the original game and Infinite are going to walk away pretty satisfied with a sense of completeness in the end of this that they haven’t really had in a BioShock game before.
Sander Cohen (T. Ryder Smith) made a cameo in Episode One, but Episode Two will feature many more familiar faces. In a recently released “behind the scenes” video, it was revealed that many characters (and their original voice actors) will be returning. These include BioShock’s Andrew Ryan (Armin Shimerman), Atlas (Karl Hanover), and Infinite’s Booker DeWitt (Troy Baker), Daisy Fitzroy (Kimberly Brooks) and Elizabeth (Courtnee Draper).
While this is all well and good, to me it won’t feel like closure unless a few other notable characters make an appearance, such as BioShock’s Brigid Tenenbaum (Anne Bobby) and Infinite’s dynamic duo, Robert (Oliver Vaquer) and Rosalind Lutece (Jennifer Hale).
That said, I’m excited for Episode Two of Burial at Sea, which will be released on March 25 for Xbox 360, PS3, and PC. Until then, you can check out the “behind the scenes” video above!