I fell in love with 2007’s BioShock moments into the game. Not a shot fired. Not an enemy faced. Minimal buttons pushed. Something about that opening mesmerized me, and I’ll remain under that spell for all time. In those opening moments something else occurred to me as well: boy, would it be interesting to see and walk around this jaw-dropping underwater city of Rapture before it all went to hell. And this desire only grew stronger as shots were fired, enemies were faced, countless buttons were pushed, and the story progressed.
Then came the announcement: some DLC being released for the also-stunning recent game BioShock Infinite would bring us back to Rapture, before anarchy reigned. My joy at this news could not be contained, but I was sadly unable to read more than the headline because, at the time, I had not played Infinite yet. This has since been remedied, my brain properly and delightfully liquified by Infinite complexities, and now episode one (of two) of that DLC, titled “Burial At Sea,” is here, along with a launch trailer you can watch below.
This should probably not be viewed if you’ve not yet played BioShock Infinite, though it shouldn’t be a massive issue if you just can’t wait.
As you can see, things don’t appear to stay all sunshine and rainbows in Rapture for long. Your visit there just happens to be on December 31, 1958—a date you BioShock fans will be very familiar with. But hopefully we’ll still get a decent little pre-chaos visit to take in the sights.