Today 2K Games announced a partnership with Digital Extremes to develop the multiplayer experience for BioShock 2.

BioShock 2 takes places you in a time leading up to and during the fall of Rapture. Please as a Plasmid test subject in the underwater city of Rapture, the same city from the original BioShock.

2K has released this list of ‘Key’ features coming to BioShock 2:

Evolution of the genetically enhanced shooter – Earn experience points during gameplay to earn access to new Weapons, Plasmids and Tonics that can be used to create hundreds of different combinations, allowing players to develop a unique character that caters to their playing style.

Extend the Rapture fiction – Players will step into the shoes of Rapture citizens and learn more about the fall of Rapture as they progress through the experience.

See Rapture before the fall – Experience Rapture before it was reclaimed by the ocean and engage in combat over iconic environments in locations such as Kashmir Restaurant and Mercury Suites, all of which have been reworked from the ground up to deliver a fast-paced multiplayer experience.

FPS veterans add their touch to the multiplayer experience – Digital Extremes brings more than 10 years of first person shooter experience including development of award-winning entries in the Unreal® and Unreal Tournament® franchise.

This sound like good news to me – with the experience DE brings to multi-player gaming BioShock 2’s multiplayer development should be in good hands