BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea -- Episode 2's 1998 Mode Revealed
Irrational Games has announced 1998 Mode for BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea -- Episode 2. The difficulty mode calls back to the original Thief -- both in concept and in its key art -- by finishing the story without killing anyone.
Similar to Infinite's 1999 Mode, 1998 is a challenging difficulty modifier. Irrational Games director Ken Levine said, “In Burial at Sea – Episode Two we put a focus on balance and stealth mechanics. As we were developing this new style of gameplay, we started to see people self-impose non-lethal playthrough’s. Given the fan reception of 1999 Mode, we thought it would be cool to give them another way to play Burial at Sea that challenged their mastery of stealth tools.”
Irrational Games recently laid off more than 100 employees, with Ken Levine taking 15 developers to a new, smaller studio focused on replayable narrative games.
Burial at Sea -- Episode 2 will be available on March 25, and will conclude Irrational's time telling BioShock stories.
BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea Episode 2 Release Date
A little update to a previous news: http://joyreactor.com/post/1156270
According to ign.com:
BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea Episode 2 will be available globally on March 25.
The concluding chapter to the story set in Rapture will be available for download on PS3, Xbox 360 and PC on that date.
BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea Episode 2 is Longer Than Episode 1
BioShock creator Ken Levine has revealed that the second part of BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea will be significantly longer than the first.Taking to Twitter, Levine suggested it'd take around five or six hours for a completionist to do everything in Episode Two, compared to the three hours it took to do the same in Episode 1.
There's still no word on when we'll get to play Episode Two, but hopefully that'll change before too long.