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Protector Trials DLC for BioShock 2 arriving on August 3rd

Submitted by on Thursday, 1 July 2010No Comment

2K Games are continuing to make good their promise of an “aggressive post-launch downloadable content plan” for BioShock 2 with the announcement today of the Protector Trials DLC.

Unlike the previous two instalments, the Sinclair Solutions Test Pack and the Rapture Metro pack, the Protector Trials are a single-player expansion developed by the core team behind BioShock 2’s single-player experience.

Will it be enough to tempt you back to Rapture? Read on to find out!

Firstly, and if the name didn’t already give it away, the DLC will see you once again see you tasked with controlling a Big Daddy ‘protecting’ his Little Sister in a series of ‘trials’.

2K claim that the DLC will provide the “biggest challenges that fans of this series have ever experienced”, as players attempt to keep their Little Sister safe from an intense onslaught of Splicers as she gathers ADAM from corpses. Simple but tough are the operative words here.

The trails will take place over 6 new maps which will apparently be based upon favourite locales from the single-player mode of BioShock 2. There will also be 3 ‘unique’ difficulty levels, presumably so that you can choose either to have an ‘onslaught’ or a ‘tea party’s worth’ of Splicers to fend off.

For all you masters of unlocking there will be 7 new trophies to collect, as well as a swathe of never-before-seen concept art and videos.

Protector Trials is priced at $4.99 in the US and will land on August 3rd. While there was no specific word on EU date or pricing the previous DLC packs saw simultaneous release worldwide, so we would imagine that this one will be no different.

So that’s Protector Trails. It sounds pretty good to us, but if you’re not a fan of ‘defending against waves of enemies’ style gameplay there is still hope.

On the topic of future DLC President of 2K Games Christoph Hartmann had this to say:

“This is just the beginning. More single-player content is on the way that will deliver more of the intense action and story-driven gameplay that fans have been craving.”

To be precise the next set of DLC is set to expand the narrative of BioShock 2, and introduce new tools and new challenges that extend the lore and fiction of the failed utopia under the sea. Which sounds great.

Looks like the future is bright for fans of Rapture, no?