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    Video: BioShock 2 Rapture Metro PS3 DLC Hits PSN Tomorrow

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    Today 2K Marin's Creative Director Jordan Thomas has revealed that BioShock 2 Rapture Metro PS3 DLC hits PSN tomorrow alongside a video of it in action and news of a price drop to $39.99.

    Additionally, Elizabeth of [Register or Login to view links] has unveiled new patches to address issues across all three platforms for BioShock 2.

    To quote: The Rapture Metro downloadable content pack and the free Kill 'em Kindly downloadable mode that will be releasing simultaneously tomorrow, May 11th, 2010.

    So, both of these DLC offerings are multiplayer-focused. The Rapture Metro Pack contains a rank increase to 50 and, when you reach it, you'll win the opportunity to begin anew with Rebirth mode.

    This resets you to Rank 1 with a Golden Bunny Mask, and a prestigious indicator next to your name to taunt lesser organisms. But wait - there's more!

    If you make it all the way to 50 again, you secure the coveted Golden Bucket, which basically tells the world that you're so damn good you don't have to care.





    More meatily, the Rapture Metro Pack contains six new playable locations from Rapture's history, many of them offering a distinctly different tactical focus than the original set we shipped with in BioShock 2. Design lessons from the live release of the shipping maps have been taken heavily into account with these babies.

    Let me give you the nickel tour:

    Pauper's Drop: The Hooverville-like shanty which sprang up during the construction of the Atlantic Express. With long sightlines and open courtyards at the center, the Drop opens up opportunities for honest-to-gosh sniping in a way that our release maps weren't as focused around.

    Dionysus Park: The single best example of the gleaming, Utopia-in-peril setting of the BioShock Multiplayer experience, Dionysus Park is an art gallery owned by Sofia Lamb. It appeared in the BioShock 2 single player component as a filth-encrusted, recently flooded garden of goop. But here in 1959, all that pain and decay have been peeled away, and it can be enjoyed in its original, golden splendor. Territory and security control feature prominently in the park's tactical terrain.

    Fontaine Fisheries: A key location from the original BioShock, the Fisheries were home to Fontaine and his gangland allies. It's symmetrical in nature, with the icy freezers as the center of conflict. You'll battle through dock areas, salt ponds, and more as you make shady new friends and then gut them like fish.

    Fighting McDonagh's: This is a zoomed-in, intimate look at one of the Fisheries' most famous locations. The Fighting McDonagh's tavern was the favored watering hole of the city's underclass, who took the frustration of their broken utopian dreams out on each other in sponsored boxing matches. It's dense and highly interconnected, serving up plenty of chances for a close-range ambush.

    Smuggler's Hideout: This cavernous, once-secret location was where Fontaine's smuggling operation docked a private submarine and moved contraband into Rapture, daring Andrew Ryan to stop the people getting what they wanted. The bulk of it favors long range skirmishing, but it has a number of back routes and semi-secret tunnels to help you sneak up on snipers and ventilate 'em.

    Siren Alley: Shaped like a big, sexy donut, Siren Alley was the red-light district in Rapture. The looping path means it's easy to find the action, and the footbridges and overlooks allow you to snipe from higher ground. Shortcuts through the interior flophouses give you a chance to bushwhack someone whether they take the high road or the low.

    The Rapture Metro Pack also challenges you to earn three new Trophies, because hey - you're going to want something to show Rapture who's top dog.

    Finally, let's talk about the free Kill 'em Kindly mode. This melee-only game is all about stalking the dripping halls with a golf club and looking for prey - and then bludgeoning all & sundry to death. You might also offer a pithy quip of some kind, espousing your personal philosophy to the sub-human lump of gristle who had the temerity to face you on the field of battle. It's entirely up to you.

    Finally, here is the very long list of patches:

    360 PATCH NOTES

    - Fixed MP freezing and connectivity issues
    - Fixed lobby in MP when two parties, each consisting of five players, are unable to join the same game lobby for any game mode except Survival mode
    - Fixed lobby issue in MP where the BioShock 2 Party falls apart at the end of a match when the host of the party is the host of the game in the Multiplayer Lobby.
    - Updated both SP/MP and Launcher to find new exe and SP content fixes
    - Fixed issue where clients are denied progress toward multiplayer ranking after a host powers down the console during an Xbox LIVE ranked match.
    - Fixed issue where Filtering the leaderboards causes the leaderboard to occasionally not load.

    PS3 PATCH NOTES

    - Fixed MP freezing and connectivity issues
    - Fixed lobby in MP when two parties, each consisting of five players, are unable to join the same game lobby for any game mode except Survival mode
    - Fixed lobby in MP when four clients in a party lost connection to the party host when the host attempted to Find a Match
    - Fixed issue where 10th player would hang on the game loading screen when attempting to join a 9P pre-hosted game using a wireless connection
    - Added some PS3 beep crash fixes
    - Added support for launching patched executables on PS3
    - Fixed server TUS slot issue

    PC PATCH NOTES

    - Fixed MP freezing and connectivity issues
    - Implemented color-blind friendly hacking UI.
    - Fixed further issues related to HUD stretching.
    - Resolved functionality issues related to NVIDIA 3D Stereo options. Option in the Single Player Options Menu was removed and is now activated through the NVIDIA hardware.
    - Fixed an issue where the User's whole vision would become blurred while using ironsights in DirectX10.
    - Fixed a problem where trying to install a patch manually through the appdata directory would not work properly.
    - Fixed an exploit in Multiplayer involving Rebirth
    - The "Reset All" option in the Multiplayer Controller Settings now functions properly.
    - Fixed further issues related to plasmid gene bank hotkeys not taking effect in-game.
    - Resolved a problem where two parties consisting of five players were unable to join the same game lobby for any game mode except Survival of the Fittest.
    - Fixed various localization bugs for Multiplayer
    - Fixed an issue where task switching while in a game lobby would not initiate.
    - Improved security for various weapon loadout files and fixed related exploits.
    - Fixed issue where the title will fail to direct the user to the proper lobby when a join-able match is in session and the user accepts a game invite or attempts to join session in progress.
    - Fixed issue when BioShock 2 fails to apply the title update when the files are placed in the appdata directory manually
    - Fixed text overrun on the Corpse counter from the first Little Sister
    - There are 53 achievements available to the user after installing TU 047.
    - Fixed issue where BioShock 2 is listed as two separate games in the Games for Windows - LIVE guide after installing the title update and earning achievements.
    - Fixed Spanish language issue where text overrran the textbox provided on the multiplayer lobby
    - Fixed German language map title for Fontaine Fisheries
    - Players can automatically reach rebirth rank 40 with any rank rebirth profile by viewing the epilogue within the apartment.
    - Changes made to customizable controls using the "Reset All" function are not saved when the game is restarted.
    - Fixed issue where the title will fail to properly task switch while in a game lobby when account management is chosen on Vista x86 PCs
    - Fixed exploit where the user can modify the user specific .ini to acquire weapon loadouts before reaching the appropriate rank

    Video: BioShock 2 Rapture Metro PS3 DLC Hits PSN Tomorrow

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    lol.. I loved this game and the MP mode.. off thier rockers!!! lol

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    this is just an extension, not interesting for me because in general are fairly extending miss..

 
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