BioShock 2 Minerva's Den DLC Hitting Later This Month

Avatar image for bradnicholson
BradNicholson

1557

Forum Posts

665

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

Edited By BradNicholson

The next and last bit of BioShock 2 DLC, Minerva's Den, is launching at the end of this month on August 31 for the PS3 and Xbox 360, according to 2K Marin. The long-awaited narrative-led content will make its debut at ten bucks on both those platforms and will presumably cost the same for Windows Live users when it hits the service at a "later date." 

Minerva's Den sounds like a sweet piece of content. It expands on the story of BioShock 2, while at the same time opens up a new area to explore (Rapture Central Computing), hands over new weapons and a new plasmid to rip up unique Splicers, and even unveils a fresh variant of the beloved and feared Big Daddy called The Lancer.
 

No Caption Provided
 
If you've been gobbling up 2K Marin's content thus far, there's an extra special bonus included in Minerva's Den just for you. According to Joystiq's post about this announcement, owners of the Protector's Trials DLC will be given the opportunity to buy a Master Protector tonic from any Gatherer's Garden. With the tonic in equipped, harvesting times increase but so does the amount of ADAM acquired after the fact. Neat, right? 
Avatar image for bradnicholson
BradNicholson

1557

Forum Posts

665

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

#1  Edited By BradNicholson

The next and last bit of BioShock 2 DLC, Minerva's Den, is launching at the end of this month on August 31 for the PS3 and Xbox 360, according to 2K Marin. The long-awaited narrative-led content will make its debut at ten bucks on both those platforms and will presumably cost the same for Windows Live users when it hits the service at a "later date." 

Minerva's Den sounds like a sweet piece of content. It expands on the story of BioShock 2, while at the same time opens up a new area to explore (Rapture Central Computing), hands over new weapons and a new plasmid to rip up unique Splicers, and even unveils a fresh variant of the beloved and feared Big Daddy called The Lancer.
 

No Caption Provided
 
If you've been gobbling up 2K Marin's content thus far, there's an extra special bonus included in Minerva's Den just for you. According to Joystiq's post about this announcement, owners of the Protector's Trials DLC will be given the opportunity to buy a Master Protector tonic from any Gatherer's Garden. With the tonic in equipped, harvesting times increase but so does the amount of ADAM acquired after the fact. Neat, right? 
Avatar image for ragegummy
RageGummy

128

Forum Posts

1492

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 3

#2  Edited By RageGummy

Not intrested in bioshock any more 
 
Edit** Wow, did I really just manage to get first?

Avatar image for quickdry
Quickdry

38

Forum Posts

80

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

#3  Edited By Quickdry

Ugh...I still want to be excited for more Bioshock since I loved the first game, but I really didn't enjoy Bioshock 2.
Avatar image for yummylee
Yummylee

24646

Forum Posts

193025

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 88

User Lists: 24

#4  Edited By Yummylee

Sounds good. September is all about the DLC filled month it seems Helping replace the other wise non existent upcoming titles I've got on my wishlist.

Avatar image for raymayne
Raymayne

1230

Forum Posts

-1

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

#5  Edited By Raymayne
@Ubertron987 said:
" Bioshock multiplayer still seems like a bad idea to me. "
Well this DLC isn't for multiplayer :|
Avatar image for floppypants
Floppypants

814

Forum Posts

67

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 14

#6  Edited By Floppypants

For me that's $5 too expensive for, at best, 2 hours of content.

Avatar image for yzzerdd
Yzzerdd

528

Forum Posts

84

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 5

#7  Edited By Yzzerdd

Steve "Hot Scoops" Gaynor of Idle Thumbs fame was the lead designer and writer on this so I'm looking forward to it.

Avatar image for mistaem
mistaem

15

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 2

#8  Edited By mistaem

Bioshock 2 did not have the same effect on me as the first one. I do not think ill be buying downloadable content even it its single player story element...

Avatar image for hturan
hturan

11

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

#9  Edited By hturan

Steve Gaynor was a lead on this, so it should definitely be worth checking out.

Avatar image for jacksukeru
jacksukeru

6861

Forum Posts

131

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 18

#10  Edited By jacksukeru

I might get it. Might.

Avatar image for cybexx
Cybexx

1666

Forum Posts

1458

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 1

User Lists: 9

#11  Edited By Cybexx

A man chooses, a slave downloads! 
 
Though seriously I might grab this. After the Bioshock Infinite announcement this seems even more old hat, but that is not out for 2 more years so...

Avatar image for derenf
derenf

27

Forum Posts

10

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 5

#12  Edited By derenf

Rapture Central Computing? I hope there is a malevolent A.I. that is actually just some dude sticking punch cards into some kind of proto computer. 
 
Or some dude puppeteering Samuel L. Jackson's severed arm to put punch cards into a computer.
Avatar image for dxmagma
DXmagma

341

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 4

User Lists: 2

#13  Edited By DXmagma

damn, now i wish i didn't sell my copy of bioshock 2. that was a great game.

Avatar image for president_barackbar
President_Barackbar

3648

Forum Posts

853

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 2

Why do they keep trying to cram more of this wretched game down our throats with constant DLC that usually isn't worth two cents? 2K fucked up with this game from a support standpoint, especially with PC gamers. Don't support this trash.

Avatar image for wrighteous86
Wrighteous86

4036

Forum Posts

3673

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 5

User Lists: 1

#15  Edited By Wrighteous86

Odds are the "story" in this DLC will be pretty lame and inconsequential.  Oh well, I'm a consumerist whore so I'll still buy it.
Avatar image for foggel
foggel

2780

Forum Posts

531

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 2

#16  Edited By foggel
@Quickdry said:
" Ugh...I still want to be excited for more Bioshock since I loved the first game, but I really didn't enjoy Bioshock 2. "
Me three. I remember being ready to finish the game, but apparantly I was only halfways. It just kept going and going.
Avatar image for landon
landon

4138

Forum Posts

263

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 2

User Lists: 3

#17  Edited By landon

I think it's a bit too late for this DLC.

Avatar image for bacongames
bacongames

4114

Forum Posts

5804

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 2

User Lists: 6

#18  Edited By bacongames

I still have to get to Bioshock 2 in my queue of games to play and I love it when DLC comes out before I can start playing a game.  However 10 bones sounds a bit too steep not knowing the content.  I think it should have followed the leader and charged 7.

Avatar image for strings19
strings19

50

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

#19  Edited By strings19

I haven't played BioShock 2, but I might rent it or get a used copy just to buy this.  I want to see what "Hot Scoops" can pull off.  I'm expecting a real FarCry 2 fell to this add-on.

Avatar image for fox01313
fox01313

5256

Forum Posts

2246

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 1

User Lists: 19

#20  Edited By fox01313

Too bad there's prolly plenty of people like me that have traded in Bioshock2 by now so soon after the release. Might still be worth looking into later but I'd rather tackle the new games I didn't get to before (mostly thanks to gamefly) instead of dipping into Rapture again for a little amount of DLC.

Avatar image for omgmetalgear
omgmetalgear

145

Forum Posts

8

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 2

#21  Edited By omgmetalgear
@Wrighteous86: at least you're honest and we can all appreciate that :)
Avatar image for lihtster
lihtster

78

Forum Posts

21

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

#22  Edited By lihtster

Later this month? Isn't today the 26th? So expect it next week?

Avatar image for shatterstar
Shatterstar

3

Forum Posts

6

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 1

#23  Edited By Shatterstar

Want. Now.

Avatar image for bouncedk
BounceDK

169

Forum Posts

4

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

#24  Edited By BounceDK

LOL @ DLC. May as well throw your cash down the crapper.

Avatar image for fritzdude
FritzDude

2316

Forum Posts

3064

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

#25  Edited By FritzDude

Would you kindly make Bioshock 3.

Avatar image for gogobomb
gogobomb

69

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 1

#26  Edited By gogobomb

i will definatley get this, i loved bioshock 2 and i dont really care for the multiplayer, a single player dlc will certainly be welcome

Avatar image for alucardofhell
alucardofhell

8

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

#27  Edited By alucardofhell

this looks spectacular!

Avatar image for forsakenxix
ForsakenXIX

6

Forum Posts

1

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 1

#28  Edited By ForsakenXIX

I'm all about the single player dlc for this game.  Sounds good.

Avatar image for gilsham
Gilsham

304

Forum Posts

54

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 4

#29  Edited By Gilsham

with the little sister level of BS2 I don't know how anyone can dislike the game tbh, to me everything in the second one was better I mean there is a rocket spear gun and bee traps. No doubt in my mind I'll get this dlc

Avatar image for nickux
nickux

1585

Forum Posts

47

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 12

User Lists: 7

#30  Edited By nickux
@gilsham: You echoed my sentiments exactly. 
Avatar image for 234rqsd2323d2
234r2we232

3175

Forum Posts

2007

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 16

#31  Edited By 234r2we232
@gilsham said:

" with the little sister level of BS2 I don't know how anyone can dislike the game tbh, to me everything in the second one was better I mean there is a rocket spear gun and bee traps. No doubt in my mind I'll get this dlc "

This. I loved BioShock 2 because there were so many more layers to it, certainly more than the original. The first game excelled in just giving you access to this deeply troubled, but interesting world, but 2 offered you more things to consider, more story to enjoy and better gameplay. My only complaint about it was that - holy heck - it had some difficult parts. I beat the first game on Hard relatively problem-free, but playing through the second on Normal made me think the original was kinda an easy game.
 
But, yay. Looking forward to playing this. I'm on my way to unlocking everything in the Protector Trials, might have to work on that a lil harder now :). Also, it's fantastic that these dudes care about this game by continually working on it by adding great stuff n' updating it. So sad that majority of Internet forum people are self-consumed negativity whores who wouldn't know a good thing if it slapped them in the face :x
Avatar image for strubes
Strubes

86

Forum Posts

101

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 1

User Lists: 4

#32  Edited By Strubes

I wonder if I'm the only one wishing Bioshock was a stand alone title... =/

Avatar image for mcdunkin
McDunkin

329

Forum Posts

2

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 3

#33  Edited By McDunkin
@sofacitysweetheart: 
 
Agreed.  I'm suprised that people seem to think the big draw of Bioshock is its narrative rather than open level design and the unique weapons it gives you.  A lot of unique weapons.
 
I found BS2 to be a lot more enjoyable after I turned off that stupid arrow that told you where to go and messed around with all the different weapons and plasmids.
Avatar image for williamrlbaker
WilliamRLBaker

4941

Forum Posts

1420

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 3

User Lists: 0

#34  Edited By WilliamRLBaker

Not interested, I've yet to really do much with bioshock 2.

Avatar image for def
DeF

5447

Forum Posts

207047

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 4

#35  Edited By DeF
@Raymayne said:
" @Ubertron987 said:
" Bioshock multiplayer still seems like a bad idea to me. "
Well this DLC isn't for multiplayer :| "
besides, the multiplayer was really fun with all those tonics! I had a blast playing ADAM grab or capture the sister (hell, even deathmatch was fun with random big daddy suit drops and all those crazy abilities!)
Avatar image for brackynews
Brackynews

4385

Forum Posts

27681

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 5

User Lists: 48

#36  Edited By Brackynews

Interesting. Brain keeps tripping over the idea of "Computing" in Rapture...
"Maybe they mean... no, wrong context... what about those... no, all mechanical... damn."

Avatar image for multiman33
multiman33

9

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

#37  Edited By multiman33

I was suspicious of this game at first being an obvious cash grab, but I actually enjoyed it.  The multiplayer was actually not that bad either.  I probably won't be picking this DLC up just because there is too much other stuff to play though.

Avatar image for piranesi
Piranesi

467

Forum Posts

20

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 2

User Lists: 6

#38  Edited By Piranesi

Quick dump all your DLC packs before Halo comes out ...
Avatar image for warmachine
Warmachine

140

Forum Posts

738

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 54

User Lists: 4

#39  Edited By Warmachine

I had low expectations for Bioshock 2 but it was a surprisingly well done game. I'd love to see more single-player content for the game but seeing as I bought it on Steam I could be waiting for a while. Thanks, DICE, for destroying my confidence in PC ports. 

This edit will also create new pages on Giant Bomb for:

Beware, you are proposing to add brand new pages to the wiki along with your edits. Make sure this is what you intended. This will likely increase the time it takes for your changes to go live.

Comment and Save

Until you earn 1000 points all your submissions need to be vetted by other Giant Bomb users. This process takes no more than a few hours and we'll send you an email once approved.