BioShock Infinite DLC Clash in the Clouds appears today, ready for battle

The first of two downloadable expansions for the game BioShock Infinite has been unveiled today for download. This download goes by the name Clash in the Clouds and is what the creators of this game call an "action-focused" expansion, it also arriving as the smaller of the two expansions that've been planned for this title. This game's developers at Irrational Games have also announced the second expansion: Burial at Sea.

This first expansion builds on the action-oriented angles in the game whose original chapter was released all the way back in 2007. With BioShock Infinite, users were asked to join a futuristic (yet retro) steampunk-like adventure complete with gadgets & and gizmos, monsters, and magic. And lots of fantasy landscapes and environments to explore.

This upgrade for the game appears for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and the PC today, coming in at $5 USD. Clash in the Clouds brings new abilities – mostly magic – and you back down to Rapture, starting in on "the eve of the underwater city's fall from grace."

Explore the city when it was at the height of its beauty, meet some old "friends," and make some new ones, all through the eyes of Booker DeWitt. Why are Booker and Elizabeth in Rapture? What was the city like before everything fell to pieces? The answers to these questions and more will be found in BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea — Episode 1.

This expansion was build "almost entirely from scratch" using the BioShock Infinite engine and modifies the gameplay format from the base game. This modification tweaks the combat experience to be a mix between the original BioShock and the newer BioShock Infinite – the best of both worlds.

VIA Irrational Games