A quick look at film noir: ‘BioShock Infinite’ set to explore the shadows of …

We’ve known since before BioShock Infinite launched in March 2013 that Irrational Games had post-release downloadable content plans in place. A Season Pass offering promised three packs that would “continue the player’s journey in the sky-city of Columbia with new stories, characters, abilities and weapons.” Now we’ve got the first details on what form that DLC will take. The first pack, which releases alongside the announcement, is “Clash in the Clouds,” an arena combat-focused add-on. But it’s the second one, the two-part, story-driven “Burial at Sea,” that has our attention. You can find the trailer at the bottom of this post.

The official documentation for the new story doesn’t say this explicitly, but it’s clear enough as soon as you watch the DLC’s reveal trailer: Irrational has embraced the aesthetic stylings of film noir. The voiceover, the writing, the restrained creepiness of the montage of everyday life in Rapture, the creative

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