Activision has sent through the announcement that the first Black Ops II DLC is coming. It’s exclusive to Xbox 360, at first, as is normal for the world’s biggest console game franchise. It’ll arrive on the Xbox Live Marketplace on January 29th, worldwide.
The pack is called “Revolution” and will feature four new multiplayer maps, an “Original Zombies co-op map” which is “entirely new” and a new Zombies game mode that allows you to actually play as an unfortunate member of the shuffling, unthinking undead. I might be good at that, I had plenty of practice of Christmas. There’s also going to be a new bonus multiplayer weapon for the first time in the series’ history – the Peacekeeper SMG.
The four maps are:
- Downhill – set on the French Alps in a ski resort so expect plenty of high-ground to fight over as well as danger in the form of the resort’s gondola system which is moving around..
- Mirage – set in the Gobi desert amid an ageing luxury resort. This place has been hit with a sandstorm and you’ll have to fight through it with a mix of long range and close quarters.
- Hydro – a flooded hydroelectric dam in Pakistan pops up to add another environmental setting to the mix.
- Grind – set around a skatepark in Venice Beach, the oddly curved structures will encourage new ways to take cover, apparently.
The new Zombies map is set in a collapsed Chinese city, so expect lots of toppled skyscrapers. It’ll be 1200MSP, or $14.99 when it launches on other platforms that don’t use Microsoft Super Pennies. It’s widely assumed that the DLC will arrive on PS3 and PC about a month after this Xbox 360 debut so there’s not to long for those who prefer their FPS action on those platforms to have to wait.
Source: Press release