2K Games Releases Downloadable Content and Enhancements for BioShock

December 4, 2007

2K Games Releases
Downloadable Content and Enhancements for


players can elevate their gaming experience with new Plasmids, achievements
and widescreen options for free


2K Games announced today
that BioShock,
its top-rated title exclusively available for the Xbox 360® video game and
entertainment system from Microsoft and Games for Windows®, has released new
downloadable content for players on both platforms. The content includes new
Plasmids and Tonics, achievements and interface upgrades, and is now
available as free downloadable content from Xbox LIVE® Marketplace, through
an Xbox 360 Title Update, and as part of a PC patch.


“As one of the highest
rated games of the year, we wanted to continue to connect with the fans that
made BioShock
such an overwhelming retail and critically-acclaimed hit,” said Christoph
Hartmann, President of 2K. “We are excited to offer new downloadable content
that will extend and enhance the replay value of this title.”


downloadable content includes:


Plasmids and Gene Tonics:


Sonic Boom: Hurls
creatures and objects back with a blast of force


EVE saver: Enables
Plasmids to use less EVE


Vending Expert: Reduces
prices in the vending machines


Machine Buster: Increases
the amount of damage players deal to cameras, bots and turrets


Achievements (exclusive to Xbox 360):


Xbox 360 players can gain
100 points for “Brass Balls,” by beating

on the “hard” difficulty setting without dying


In response to gamers’
requests and feedback from the Cult of Rapture (
community forums, fans of

now have a widescreen option, granting a wider horizontal field of vision,
as well as additional enhancements to the game. The Xbox 360 Title Update
will be automatically applied at the game’s startup when users log into Xbox
LIVE. PC owners can access both the additional content and gameplay
improvements available at –
downloadable patch.


Developed by 2K Boston and
2K Australia and rated M for Mature,

is a "genetically enhanced" first-person shooter that lets players do things
never before possible in the genre. Gamers enter the game as a castaway in
Rapture, a decaying art deco underwater utopia torn apart by civil war.
Caught between powerful forces and hunted down by genetically modified "splicers"
and deadly security systems, players have to come to grips with a deadly,
mysterious world filled with powerful technology, fascinating characters and
morality defining choices. To make it to the end, players can turn
everything they encounter into a weapon, biologically modify their body with
Plasmids, hack devices and security systems, upgrade weapons, craft new ammo
variants, and experiment with different battle techniques. No encounter ever
plays out the same and no two gamers will play

the same way.


For more information on
the game, please visit