BioShock Infinite Creative Director Ken Levine held an impromptu Q&A session over Twitter on Wednesday, handing out bits and snippets of information regarding Booker and Elizabeth's return to Rapture in the upcoming DLC, Burial at Sea .
Levine tweeted that Burial at Sea will host “mostly tweaked Infinite gameplay systems,” but promised that there were other new systems in the pipeline. For the record Levine said those systems include weapons, plasmids, gear and enemy types, though the plasmids aren't necessarily ones you'll recall from the original BioShock.
There is def. SOME new systems (weapon, plasmid, gear) but the level geo almost all new assets. Objects largely new. Story all new.
— Ken Levine (@IGLevine) July 31, 2013
Levine also specified that most of the Rapture we see in Burial at Sea will be built with almost entirely new assets and level geometry. While the prospect of diving back to Rapture's briny depths already gives me goosebumps, it's nice to know we won't be re-treading the damp, metallic floors we covered six years ago.
But don't worry—the most important news has yet to come. Burial at Sea won't include the hacking minigame from the original BioShock, and the Circus of Values machine you know and either love or despise will, in fact, talk.
Will the clownish vendor utter any new phrases? That, my friend, is still a mystery.