bioshock infinite SP BioShock Infinite Season Pass announced

The folks at Irrational are thinking beyond the launch of their upcoming dystopic title, BioShock Infinite.  They have announced that there will be three add-on packs that will provide an unspecified amount of additional gameplay, as well as some new characters, abilities, and weapons.   If you nab it early, you get two for the price of one.  Here’s the info:

The BioShock Infinite Season Pass will be available on March 26, 2013 when the game is planned to launch, and provide nearly $30.00 of add-on content for $19.99 (PlayStation®Network, Windows® PC) or 1,600 Microsoft Points (Xbox LIVE® online entertainment network) – a savings of more than 30%. The Season Pass will include all three add-on packs, and can be pre-ordered today through www.preordernow.com or at a participating retailer.

Those who purchase the BioShock Infinite Season Pass will also receive the Early Bird Special Pack at no extra cost. This bonus pack contains four pieces of exclusive gear, a Machine Gun Damage Upgrade, a Pistol Damage Upgrade, a gold skin for both weapons and five Infusion bottles that allow players to increase their health, their shield durability or their ability to use Vigors by increasing the quantity of Salts they can carry.

In addition, those who pre-order BioShock Infinite will receive the Industrial Revolution Pack for free. This pack grants exclusive access to three in-game gear items that boost combat abilities, $500 bonus to in-game currency, five lock picks and the Industrial Revolution puzzle game, which unlocks stories of Columbia and allows players to pledge their allegiance to the Vox Populi or Founders through Facebook.

Given that these won’t be just skins or multiplayer nonsense, I’m totally in.   BioShock Infinite is shaping up nicely and is ready to blow our minds on the Xbox 360, PS3, and PC on March 26th.   Now, would ya kindly pre-order….