Earlier this week we brought gamers news of an Amazon exclusive pre-order bonus for BioShock Infinite that grants them access to BioShock Infinite: Mind in Revolt, a prequel novel focused on unveiling Columbia’s many secrets. Included in that announcement was talk of another pre-order bonus, the Industrial Revolution Pack, which would grant players a significant advantage by way of some handy in-game items.
Now, as revealed by Irrational Games, we have learned that the Industrial Revolution Pack will be free to any who pre-order BioShock Infinite. And to help celebrate the announcement, Irrational has released a trailer for the pack (seen above).
The pre-order bonus gets its name from the Industrial Revolution mini-game that is currently available to any who pre-ordered Infinite. By playing Industrial Revolution, players unlock several different in-game items including a small sum of cash.
Up until this point it had been assumed that by playing Industrial Revolution players were unlocking the items, but this trailer suggests those items will be unlocked for pre-order holders regardless. As well, those early birds â€“ who picked up either the retail, limited, or Ultimate Songbird Edition of BioShock Infinite â€“ will find an extra 500 silver eagles (Columbia’s currency) in their back account and 5 extra lock picks at their disposal.
More important than some extra cash and lock picks, though, are the three Gear items that Industrial Revolution offers, specifically the Handyman Nemesis, Sugar Rush, and Fleet Feet “upgrades.” Each will provide players with a significant advantage in combat situations — for example the Handyman Nemesis Gear helps will help players do battle with the enemy known as the Handyman — and are catered to a different play style.
In Infinite players can create a load-out for their version of Booker DeWitt that not only includes the weapons and Vigors (Infinite’s version of Plasmids) but these Gear items as well. Players can equip up to four different pieces of Gear at a time — one each for the head, torso, arms, and legs.
With only a little over two months before BioShock Infinite releases, gamers still have plenty of time to decide on whether to pre-order. In the mean time hopefully more offers like the Mind in Revolt (out February 12th) prequel novel will surface to pull gamers towards a specific retailer.Â As always, we’ll keep you posted.
Have you pre-ordered a copy of BioShock Infinite or are you planning to? What do you think of the Industrial Revolution pack?
BioShock Infinite releases March 26, 2013 for the PS3, PC, and Xbox 360.
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