“Liz is such a different character to Booker, and if we were to just put Booker in a dress, then that would be the most awful betrayal of what we’re doing for Liz, and players would just feel like it was a cheap way out, and that’s not something that we want to do. So we don’t have all of the answers yet for it, but we are very, very, very much aware of all of the dangers that we need to try and avoid.”
- Amanda Jeffrey, Irrational Games Level Designer, Burial at Sea [source]
Returning to Rapture – the famed submerged city equal parts iconic and dystopian – players will finally get the opportunity to view the world through Elizabeth’s eyes in the second helping of Bioshock Infinite’s two-part story add-on, Burial at Sea.
Like the sea is to the sky, playing as the dimensional tear ripping Elizabeth will be a stark contrast to the vigor flinging, bullet blazing Booker DeWitt. In fact, series brain trust, Ken Levine, says playing as Liz has a lot more in common with a survival horror game than FPS actioner. Elizabeth will have to use her powers to outsmart, and sometimes completely avoid, Rapture’s – how would Andrew Ryan put it? – unseemly denizens.
Burial at Sea: Episode One, which sees Mr. DeWitt making bully fine friends with Rapture’s plasmids, is set for release in the very near future. Episode Two, featuring Liz as a playable protagonist, is still in its early developmental stage. Both add-on’s run $14.99 a piece or free through the Season Pass.