Today, BioShock 2 receives its first ever single-player expansion. “Minerva’s Den” opens up an original area for players to explore, and introduces a new character; an Alpha-type Big Daddy called Subject Sigma. The events of the DLC occur at the same time as the events of BioShock 2’s primary storyline, but it is a self-contained story that reintroduces familiar faces, including Brigid Tenenbaum, the scientist responsible for the creation of the Little Sisters.
“Minerva’s Den” takes place in Rapture Central Computing, the most technologically advanced district of the underwater city. The district is being overseen by the AI known as “The Thinker,” and it features a Rapture-like slant on the computer revolution. “Minerva’s Den” will feature three new levels, complete with six Little Sisters and Big Sisters looking to stop you.
Players will be introduced to a new laser weapon called the “ion beam,” as well as a new plasmid called the “gravity well” that creates a mini-cyclone to knock enemies around. The DLC also includes several new enemies, including elemental splicers, and the Lancers, upgraded Big Daddies that want you dead.
“Minerva’s Den” is available now on the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live for$9.99 (800 MS points).