It’s finally happening. After all the leaks and rumors surrounding the highly requested BioShock Collection, 2K has finally gone and announced it. The absolute madmen.
It all started with the tweet below, followed by a short series of leaks and discoveries – a new website, and some new BioShock art on the 2K servers. Not long after all this, BioShock: The Collection was officially announced by 2K themselves.
Since the announcement, a plethora of exciting new details have emerged – all conveniently condensed below for your reading pleasure.
Before we get into the specifics, you can view the trailer below.
- All BioShock titles (and all DLC) will be in the collection – BioShock 2 multiplayer won’t be.
- Only the first two titles are being remastered; BioShock Infinite doesn’t need one.
- 1080p, 60fps across all platforms.
- Release date: North America on September 13th, Australia on September 15th, and internationally on September 16th.
- It will cost $60. Pre-order here.
- PC players who already own BioShock 1, BioShock 2, or Minerva’s Den will be given free access to whichever remasters correspond with what they already own.
- Video series “Director’s Commentary: Imagining BioShock” included with purchase, featuring commentary from Ken Levine (the creator of BioShock).
- “Museum of Orphaned Concepts” – a new addition in BioShock 1 that gives you an in-depth look at some of the discarded concepts for the original game.
- “Challenge Rooms” – another new addition to BioShock 1 featuring “puzzles, splicers, and Big Daddies” outside the story.
- The multiplayer element of BioShock 2 will not be included in remaster.
- Both Minerva’s Den and Protector Trials DLC will be included in the remaster.
- Burial at Sea DLC will be included in the remaster.
- Clash in the Clouds Add-On Pack will also be included.
- Columbia’s Finest Pack (which combines the Industrial Revolution Pack and the Upgrade Pack) will be included in the remaster – this includes a bunch of cool rewards, seemingly.