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BioShock Infinite Burial at Sea - Irrational Discusses Elizabeth's Odyssey
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BioShock Infinite's upcoming two-part Burial at Sea DLC campaign add-on will be putting players into the blue dress of Elizabeth, and Irrational has been discussing her new role as protagonist and the gameplay mechanics you can expect when adopting a first-person view with Booker's companion. She won't control like "Booker in a dress," the developer assures.

“With the player getting the opportunity to see how Liz is experiencing the world through first person, we have to be ever so careful to not betray what the player has already experienced of Liz in Infinite and what they're going to experience of Liz in the first part of the DLC,” said Level Designer Amanda Jeffrey.

“That's always foremost in our mind, because Liz is such a different character to Booker, and if we were to just put Booker in a dress, then that would be the most awful betrayal of what we're doing for Liz, and players would just feel like it was a cheap way out, and that's not something that we want to do. So we don't have all of the answers yet for it, but we are very, very, very much aware of all of the dangers that we need to try and avoid.”

Since she won't play anything like Booker, Elizabeth's approach will be more strategic, avoiding combat encounters altogether in some cases. She'll also be able to open Tears, although Irrational is still deciding to what extent Elizabeth's Tear abilities will be playable.

“We're still trying to work out exactly how extensive Liz's tear abilities will be in the playable Liz sequence,” Jeffrey continued. “I hesitate to say too much about what we have just now, because it's entirely possible it will change in the next few weeks. I will say, though, that Elizabeth and her tear abilities are not necessarily a ‘win button.’"

The first part of BioShock Infinite Burial at Sea will take Elizabeth to the depths of Rapture, and will be releasing soon, although a date has yet to be confirmed. Burial at Sea: Episode Two is apparently still early in development, and is slated to release sometime before March 2014. Each Burial at Sea episode will cost 1200 MSP, or you can get it as part of the Season Pass for 1600 MSP. You can also get the Clash in the Clouds DLC now for 400 MSP.

[Via IGN]


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Comment #1 by strawberry
Thursday, August 08, 2013 @ 07:32:00 AM
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My brain is ready to be mindfucked.

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Comment #2 by Son of a xBilfx
Thursday, August 08, 2013 @ 07:32:34 AM
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Definitely going to pick this up when it comes out. The main campaign was awesome, and this looks phenomenal. Day one purchase for me.

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Comment #3 by Dasha UK
Thursday, August 08, 2013 @ 07:44:29 AM
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New dlc idea ! The adventures of booker in a dress ©

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Comment #4 by Birth Mark
Thursday, August 08, 2013 @ 07:46:47 AM
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1200 points per episode? The season pass saves you almost 50%!!

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Comment #5 by Deaf_Paradox
Thursday, August 08, 2013 @ 07:47:09 AM
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Shame this can't be played on Xbox One, means I won't be able to trade in my 360 come next-gen release. What a trip up on Microsoft's part.

Still going back to Rapture... WIN :D

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Comment #6 by ViNyLek
Thursday, August 08, 2013 @ 08:08:19 AM
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@#4 I know right, I am still wondering if that's the case and if it is I will defo pick it up. By I would like to play both episodes back to back, so I guessing by the time second piece comes out before 2014, this will go on sale and we will end up paying even less=) Can't wait either way!

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Comment #7 by cheevo360
Thursday, August 08, 2013 @ 08:29:12 AM
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Can't damned wait for this part 1 and 2 DLCs!!!

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Comment #8 by chizrocker88
Thursday, August 08, 2013 @ 08:33:30 AM
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I am so excited for the Burial at Sea DLC!!

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Comment #9 by DecadentBeaver
Thursday, August 08, 2013 @ 08:33:39 AM
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With the savings on offer for buying the season pass, I will be buying it asap. Been a great experience so far, and hope the dlc will be worth the wait.

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Comment #10 by PolledChild
Thursday, August 08, 2013 @ 08:35:17 AM
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That image just sold it for me.

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Comment #11 by UberPirateNinja
Thursday, August 08, 2013 @ 08:36:48 AM
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So what happened to Booker then?

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Comment #12 by cheevo360
Thursday, August 08, 2013 @ 08:44:43 AM
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#11 Maybe after Burial at Sea DLC part 1 and 2 we will see 3rd story DLC that all about Booker. I believe there more story DLC after BaS DLCs and this time Booker.

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Comment #13 by UberPirateNinja
Thursday, August 08, 2013 @ 08:50:25 AM
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@12 Never mind dude, thinking back to the ending, I think I know why Booker won't be involved. I should've engaged my brain before commenting.

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Comment #14 by lazygammer13
Thursday, August 08, 2013 @ 09:16:41 AM
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How can we be playing as Elizabeth if in the trailer, we see and hear Booker talking... I mean, we saw Elizabeth FROM Booker's point of view, right? So this must only be a small sequence where we play as Elizabeth then...?

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Comment #15 by cheevo360
Thursday, August 08, 2013 @ 09:42:40 AM
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#13 Yeah I knew but maybe they bring back Booker for new story DLC and story set before what happen in Infinite for Booker or entire new story for Booker. Dunno but we will find out what 3rd story DLC after BaS parts DLCs over. :)

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Comment #16 by TMAC 93X
Thursday, August 08, 2013 @ 09:47:07 AM
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@14 part 1 of the dlc will be all booker whereas part 2 will be all Elizabeth. its rather interesting.

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Comment #17 by Jake Joey
Thursday, August 08, 2013 @ 10:04:43 AM
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@1 Again

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Comment #18 by Jack Frost
Thursday, August 08, 2013 @ 11:12:37 AM
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I was really hoping there'd be a DLC centered around the Lutece twins...

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Comment #19 by CyberPunch83
Thursday, August 08, 2013 @ 11:51:24 AM
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If they put Booker in a dress, they would have a lot more to worry about than just betraying the fans and the game. They will have a lot of forwarded psychiatric bills to worry about.

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Comment #20 by MonoxideMike
Thursday, August 08, 2013 @ 01:41:16 PM
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So I guess they are still mining more Star Wars plot lines for this garbage, huge letdown of a game but since originality is dead, morons but this garbage thinking its great when it was a sad excuse for a story/plot, just bury this franchise since 2 & Infinite destroyed this series, time to go back to the old System Shock & ruin that as well.

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Comment #21 by Dothackbear
Thursday, August 08, 2013 @ 01:46:28 PM
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you play booker in part one, youre elizabeth in part 2

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Comment #23 by AlienDenzil85
Thursday, August 08, 2013 @ 02:20:21 PM
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22 is now my least favourite number - why would you break the site like this?!

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Comment #24 by TotemicWeevil
Thursday, August 08, 2013 @ 02:45:52 PM
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@23 - coz he/she/it is a fuckin idiot.

O/T - got the 1st piece of DLC and didn't like it, this I like the look of much more.

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Comment #25 by cheevo360
Thursday, August 08, 2013 @ 03:31:17 PM
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#24 I knew. I guess he or she is same person who been banned before who same used HolyTaco and HotTaco. I guess he / she same person to create new member here after banned and after banned raise and repeat.

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Comment #26 by Reggiez
Friday, August 09, 2013 @ 03:04:17 AM
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A DLC I can't wait to play through. If this turns out good then I certainly did the right thing in getting the Season Pass. : )

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Comment #27 by TheShadowKws84
Friday, August 09, 2013 @ 11:48:41 AM
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BioShock DLC is always good. I love this series. :-)

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Comment #28 by Kenneth Stokes
Friday, August 16, 2013 @ 10:58:34 PM
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This sounds stupid. Ever since Infinite released I have been waiting for more detail of the characters and the world surrounding them, but instead I get slapped n the face with CiTC and a detour BACK to Bioshock 1/2.

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Comment #29 by AliasDJA
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 @ 02:42:20 AM
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So, no main focus on point and shoot. No vigor abilities, and a Elizabeth opening tears - but not the main benefit while playing as her. Im struggling to justify a season pass.

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Comment #30 by OfflineAchievementsHunter
Friday, September 20, 2013 @ 06:26:19 PM
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Good thing I'm not going to trade in my Xbox 360 for a Xbox One so I can still get this DLC

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