First BioShock 2 Single-Player DLC Is Little Sister Defence

After two injections of multiplayer downloadable content, 2K Games finally makes with the single-player DLC for BioShock 2 this August, putting your defensive skills to the test in the Protector Trials.

Did you enjoy defending your Little Sister against swarms of Splicers as she attempted to harvest the precious ADAM from corpses in BioShock 2? If you answered yes, then you're in luck, because that's what the next batch of downloadable content is all about.

Featuring six new maps based on locations from the main game, the Protector Trials will have the player's Big Daddy utilising all of his powers and prowess to keep his little lady out of harm's way.

"The team at 2K Marin has been working hard ever since the launch of BioShock 2 to develop ways for gamers to extend their time in the single-player world of Rapture," said Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K. "I'm proud to announce the first of these experiences, the Protector Trials, which takes players back to some of their favourite places from the original game and features some of the biggest challenges that fans of this series have ever experienced."

This is great news for fans that enjoyed this one particular aspect of BioShock 2. I'm just not one of those players. I found these segments to be tedious, so I'm probably not going to spend 400 Microsoft points of $US4.99 for more of them, even if they do come with new unlockables and seven new achievements/trophies.

I'll wait for the story-driven single player downloadable content we were promised, which Hartmann says is still on the way.

"This is just the beginning. More single-player content is on the way that will deliver more of the intense action and story-driven gameplay that fans have been craving."

The Protector Trials is scheduled for release on August 3.


    I think defending the Little Sisters was one of my lest favourite parts of the game.

    Yet more disappointing DLC for this game. Most people will probably get this for the achievements more than anything else.

    I found it to be the worst part of the first game and the fact that they made it a regular mechanic made me hate it all the more in the second.

    I'd rather spend my points on a new Makoto outfit.

    No doubt there will be a catch too! ....You will probably have to have completed the game on hardcore to access it or it only unlocks if you have the both of the multiplayer DLC.

    You know... something that makes it as useless as the previous DLC...

    Bastards - just messing with our minds and money, that's what it is.

    Wow. I was kind of excited over the prospect of Bioshock 2 DLC, a way to further the story without having to wait for a new game.

    But so far, we've had two measly multi-player packs and now this? These are all extras that should have come with the game at retail, not DLC

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