Treyarch, Activision Release New Black Ops II DLC Map Pack

Courtesy:  Activision/Treyarch Studios

Courtesy: Activision/Treyarch Studios

Good news, gamers.  Treyarch and Activision are set to release another addition to the massive hit, Call of Duty Black Ops II.  The companies will release their latest Downloadable Content (DLC) for the game next Tuesday, April 16thCall of Duty Black Ops II: Uprising is the latest addition to the hit game.  Uprising offers fans four new maps set around the world.  “Magma” takes gamers into a Japanese village that has been overrun by volcanic eruptions and lava.  “Encore” takes players into a deserted London music festival.  It offers plenty of opportunities for close-in combat between players.  “”Vertigo” takes players to India and a dizzying high-rise that features a high-tech lab and lots more.  And last, “Studio” takes fans back to the COD: Firing Range, which is a fan favorite from the original Call of Duty: Black Ops.  It takes place on a Hollywood back lot with a number of varying cinematic themes.

The four new maps offered in Uprising are just part of what fans have to look forward to this time out.  Fans of the previous DLC will take joy in the inclusion of the Mob of The Dead Zombies experience.  It lets users go back in time to Alcatraz Prison during Prohibition time and face off against zombies as one of the infamous gangsters, Billy Handsome (Ray Liotta), Al “The Weasel” Arlington (Joe Pantoliano), Salvatore “Sal” DeLuca (Chazz Palminteri), and Michael “Finn” O’Leary (Michael Madsen).  This new map includes the new feature, Purgatory, which lets users actually go into the afterlife to face even more zombies.  Treyarch Studios head Mark Lamia commented on this new feature along with the rest of the new DLC.  He expressed his excitement at what gamers get in this latest update to the Black Ops II franchise.  “With Uprising, the team has really outdone itself again,” he said.  “In addition to creating four new multiplayer maps, the studio has been hard at work on the zombies front to surpass what we accomplished with Call of the Dead.  What they’ve done this time around is nothing Zombies fans have seen before – and if you don’t believe me, just wait until you get into Purgatory.”

Call of Duty Black Ops II: Uprising is rated M for Mature by the ESRB.  It will be available first, exclusively on Xbox LIVE for 1200 Microsoft Points on April 16th.  It is also available in the Call of Duty: Black Ops II DLC Season Pass* in which fans can buy all four massive DLC Map Packs planned for this year.  The Season Pass also allows fans to receive the Nuketown Zombies bonus map, and an additional exclusive in-game calling card at an MSRP of $49.99 or 4,000 Microsoft Points – a discount of 800 Microsoft Points off the individual purchase of all four DLC Map Packs.

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Activision, Treyarch Reveal Black Ops 2 Multiplayer Trailer

Call of Duty Black Ops 2 is coming, gamers.  Mark your calendars.  November 13th, 2012 is the big day.  It’s just in time for the holiday shopping rush.  This is a game worth any gamer’s time.  As shown in the brand new trailer for the multiplayer option, the graphics for this game are outstanding.  Anyone who is a fan of the COD games will definitely be drooling in anticipation after checking out this new trailer.  It can be viewed at the link below.  As a warning to parents and everyone else out there, you have to be 18 or older to view it.  So parents, it’s up to your own discretion if you want your kids to see the trailer.  There is some bloodshed and other violent imagery.  For everyone else, definitely check out what Black Ops 2 has to offer in anticipation of this highly anticipated game!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dre21lBu2zU

You can pre-order the game and get the bonus Nuketown 2025 multiplayer map at http://www.callofduty.com/blackops2/preorder.  To keep up with all the latest news on Black Ops 2, just go to Facebook and like the COD Black Ops 2 FB page at http://www.facebook.com/codblackops.  There are also a pair ofTwitter pages for the game.  Check them out at http://twitter.com/CallofDuty and http://twitter.com/treyarch.

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