BioShock: Ultimate Rapture Edition announced

BioShock: Ultimate Rapture Edition, a bundle featuring the original underwater FPS and its sequel, will be released for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on January 14, 2013, 2K Games has announced.

Coming to International territories at a later date, Ultimate Rapture Edition features not only both acclaimed shooters, but a wealth of add-on content that packs more than $40 of value.

Also included is the Museum of Orphaned Concepts, offering a look at elements that failed to make the cut in the original BioShock. BioShock: Ultimate Rapture Edition will set you back $29.99.

See below for the full skinny. The next entry in the critically-acclaimed franchise, BioShock: Infinite, will be released in March 2013 for PS3, PC and Xbox 360.

-Museum of Orphaned Concepts: Take a tour of a never-before-seen BioShock museum and view early concept art, character models and more set within the halls of Rapture.

-Plasmids Pack: Includes four additional Plasmids and Gene Tonics – Sonic Boom, EVE Saver, Vending Expert and Machine Buster – for use in BioShock.

-Challenge Rooms Pack: Previously exclusive to PS3™ and now available for Xbox 360 for the first time, the pack tests the player’s mettle by requiring them to utilize the skills learned while traversing the halls of Rapture to survive three separate puzzle rooms in BioShock.

-Sinclair Solutions Tester: Contains a number of customization features that allow players to further their character’s development in BioShock 2 multiplayer modes and provides a deeper multiplayer experience.

-Rapture Metro: Includes six additional multiplayer maps, an additional multiplayer gameplay mode and a rank increase to level 50 for BioShock 2 multiplayer.

-The Protector Trials: Features frantic combat and fast-paced action designed to push players’ mastery of weapons and Plasmids in a BioShock 2 single-player experience spread across six maps.

-Minerva’s Den: A substantial narrative experience that puts players in the role Subject Sigma and introduces new characters, locations and mystery to the world of Rapture in BioShock 2. Set in a new environment, Rapture Central Computing, Minerva’s Den adds a gripping new storyline to extend the BioShock 2 experience.

-Also included, is an exclusive collectable sticker pack from BioShock Infinite’s world of Columbia to get gamers ready for the next chapter in the BioShock universe.