Irrational Games Announces New 1998 Mode for BioShock: Infinite
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 02.27.2014
Due out next month…
Irrational Games has officially announced a brand new difficulty mode for BioShock Infinite called 1998 Mode. The new game mode challengers players to complete the narrative for the game using only non-lethal tools.
The new game mode will be in addition to the existing game difficulty modes and 1999 Mode. 1998 Mode will be released in conjunction with the upcoming DLC release, BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea – Episode Two.
Speaking on the announcement, Irrational Games creative director Ken Levine stated: "In Burial at Sea – Episode Two we put a focus on balance and stealth mechanics. As we were developing this new style of gameplay, we started to see people self-impose non-lethal playthrough's. Given the fan reception of 1999 Mode, we thought it would be cool to give them another way to play Burial at Sea that challenged their mastery of stealth tools."
BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea – Episode Two will be released on March 25. You can check out a new promotional image for the DLC below.