New single-player DLC coming to BioShock 2

2K Games revealed today Protector Trails, a new single-player focused add-on for BioShock 2. This DLC puts players back into the boots of a Big Daddy, defending his Little Sister against swarms of splicers. The content will be available on Aug. 3.

"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 favorite places from the original game and features some of the biggest challenges that fans of this series have ever experienced. 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 trials focus on a series of challenges focused on frantic combat and fast-paced action, designed to push players’ mastery of weapons and Plasmids.

Here’s what you’ll find in the pack:

* Six new maps: three unique difficulty levels, each based on favorite locales from BioShock 2;
* New unlockables, including never-before-seen concept art and videos;
* Seven new Achievements/Trophies.

The DLC will be available on Aug. 3 via the PSN for $4.99 USD and XBL Marketplace for 400 points. Look for more single-player DLC in the coming months. The new DLC will provide new insight into Rapture and give players new tools and challenges to extend the lore and fiction of the failed utopia.