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BioShock PS3 "Challenge Room" DLC Media, Date Released

The PlayStation 3-exclusive content is coming in two weeks. Check out this video walkthrough in the meantime.

2K Marin is slaving away on BioShock 2: Sea of Dreams, but PlayStation 3 owners are still getting their feet wet in Rapture with the recent release of the original game on the Sony platform. To sweeten the year-late release, 2K is readying its PS3-exclusive "Challenge Room" pack and has announced a release date of November 20th. That's in two weeks, in case you have trouble with calendars or math.

The company put out some screens and a new video walkthrough narrated by producer Melissa Miller. I ask that you view them.

  



That artwork makes a pretty splendid desktop wallpaper, actually. I made a 1680x1050 version you can grab if you like. (Do the old right-click-Save-As if you want it for your very own.)

I got to play a bit of the Challenge Room pack today, and will be back with some impressions on Friday. Stay tuned for that.
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Posted by Brad

2K Marin is slaving away on BioShock 2: Sea of Dreams, but PlayStation 3 owners are still getting their feet wet in Rapture with the recent release of the original game on the Sony platform. To sweeten the year-late release, 2K is readying its PS3-exclusive "Challenge Room" pack and has announced a release date of November 20th. That's in two weeks, in case you have trouble with calendars or math.

The company put out some screens and a new video walkthrough narrated by producer Melissa Miller. I ask that you view them.

  



That artwork makes a pretty splendid desktop wallpaper, actually. I made a 1680x1050 version you can grab if you like. (Do the old right-click-Save-As if you want it for your very own.)

I got to play a bit of the Challenge Room pack today, and will be back with some impressions on Friday. Stay tuned for that.
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Posted by GodzillaVsJapan

wtb Bioshock 2

Posted by Upryse

Ugh. She used the work "experience"  three times. That's three times too many.

Posted by FallopianTube

YES COME TO ME.

Posted by Milkman

Wow, actually looks a lot better than I expected.

Posted by Scooper

Now you're thinking with Portals? wait.

Posted by HatKing

So basically they just abandoned the original fanbase on the 360 huh?  Brilliant market, no seriously, because now I know it was a mistake to buy this game the day it came out and that had I waited a year I would have gotten more for my money.  Thanks 2K, you just lost a day one sale on BioShock 2.

Posted by Charleslegrand

@Hatking : don't be an idiot.  They obviously got paid more by Sony to give them exclusives.  It's not like Microsoft hasn't done it before (GTA 4 for example)

Posted by Media_Master

Sweet looking game, I must get it before I forget!

Posted by Crono

@Hatking

You're holding this against them?  This is incentive for PS3 players to get a game that is over a year old on every other system.

Posted by Junpei

Looks pretty good but price will definately affect whether or not I feel inclined to give it a go... or if I get a little bigger paycheck for once

Edited by BawlZINmotion
"They obviously got paid more by Sony to give them exclusives. "

Don't be dull dude. What likely happened is 2K saw this as a chance to capitalize on Bioshock, again, on a platform that had not (when the original satement was made months ago) yet seen a release. This content will show up on PC/360 later, but right now 2K probably wants to sell as many PS3 copies as possible and this "exclusive" DLC will help with that. So just site tight.
Posted by slowpantz

looks fun

Posted by Chytynous

360 version, please and thank-you.

Posted by mrdre

Looks like good content. I already have the 360 version and I don't think this justifies buying it on the PS3. I think I'll wait to see if this gets released on the 360.

Posted by Hexpane

Is this coming to the PC? I don't want to spend $70 for 3 challenge rooms.  It looks pretty sweet tho.

Posted by HatKing

@ Charleslegrand
Probably true but it doesn't change the fact that I was one of the people who was out there day one to play this game, I was one of the people who delt with all the limited edition broken Big Daddy crap, I was one of the people who watched all of Ken Levine's interviews in the months leading up to release, now it seems like a year later they just don't care.  You're right it isn't uncommon for companies to do simular things, but that doesn't take away the frustration.  It only hurts more because of how much I loved BioShock.

@ Crono
I don't think they need any more incentive to play BioShock other than just to play BioShock.  Besides this rerelease was aimed at people who only have a PS3 therefore it isn't going to take away from those sales at all if they released this DLC on both 360 and PS3.  I could understand it a little more if the game released on both platforms at the same time(like GTA4) but it didn't, odds are that everybody with both a 360 and PS3 already bought or played the game a year ago on the 360.  Now it is like they made all this bonus content and just don't care to release it on the 360...I'd even pay for it.  Whatever, I guess there are plenty of other games to play now anyway.

Posted by ValiantGoat

I want! I guess I should start praying for a XBL release.  /pray

Thanks for the new desktop background to add to the rotation Brad, it kicks ass :)