British Board of Film Classification has apparently outed BioShock Ultimate Rapture Edition for release in the UK. The game will include both BioShock and BioShock 2 with all the DLC that has been released for both games. The original BioShock DLC was more in-game items like extra plasmids, while BioShock 2 received more multiplayer based DLC. However, BioShock 2 did get one single player piece of DLC called Minerva’s Den.
The listing for the game has been pulled down, but not before a full explanation of what is contained in BioShock Ultimate Rapture could be copy and pasted (warning possible spoilers):
“During normal gameplay, the BioShock Ultimate Rapture compilation contains frequent strong bloody violence. The depiction of violence is similar throughout the original game and its sequel, with sight of spraying blood as enemies are attacked with a range of weapons, including a mechanised drill and a rivet gun.
“In spite of the fantastical nature of ‘Rapture’ and the heavy science fiction elements present in the narrative, such as the ability to use special destructive powers including freezing, immolation and telekinesis, the violence has a visceral feel during much of the combat. Enemies, including genetically mutated humans, twitch and scream as they are gunned down, and weapons such as a spear gun allow the player to pin characters to the wall in a cloud of blood. It is also possible to shoot enemies after death, with blood spurting from the corpses.
“At various points, the player is also given a moral choice to either kill or save ‘Little Sisters’ (possessed little girls who harvest the corpses scattered around the city). Such a scenario is clearly fantastical, although the player sees the girl reduced to a slimy writhing creature if he or she decides to harvest the girl rather than saving her. At ’15′, the BBFC’s Guidelines state ‘Violence may be strong but should not dwell on the infliction of pain or injury.’ The frequency and visceral impact of the violence exceeds this limit, with a dwelling on the infliction of both pain and injury throughout.
“The game also includes some very strong language during gameplay, as well as numerous uses of strong language. The very strong language is most appropriately classified at ’18′.”
The funny thing is, this description of the game is way to in depth to actually just be a rumor. Unless of course British Board of Film Classification commonly trolls the internet with fake descriptions of games that don’t exist. So while this is just a rumor right now, I would consider it factual unless Take Two says otherwise.
However, as to whether or not BioShock Ultimate Rapture Edition will be coming to North America, it is still up in the air. But my guess is, this game will be released somewhere near the release of BioShock Infinite to try and get people who never played the first two games hooked so they will buy BioShock Infinite.