Black Ops 2 Expands For One Last Time With Apocalypse
Activision has announced the fourth and final DLC pack for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. Titled “Apocalypse”, the map pack includes four diverse multiplayer maps and a single Zombies experience called Origins.
For Apocalypse, Treyarch has partnered with the rock band Avenged Sevenfold to contribute the song “Shepherd of Fire” from their upcoming album, “Hail to the King” to the game’s Zombies experience, which will be featured in the intro cinematic video for Origins. The previous Zombies map, Buried, contained a secret song by Malukah. Additionally, comic book artist Alex Ross lends his talents to the game by producing original art that features the original Zombies heroes.
“Apocalypse is Treyarch’s grand finale to Call of Duty: Black Ops II,” said Treyarch Studio Head, Mark Lamia. “It is the perfect culmination of our efforts, and fan feedback, with two all-new multiplayer maps for players to experience for the first time, and two fully reimagined fan-favorite multiplayer maps from past games – and Origins, our most epic Zombies experience to date. Apocalypse is a DLC pack that our fans will never forget.”
Here’s what maps are in store:
Pod: A failed utopian community from the 70′s has left stacks of dilapidated residential pods nestled into an abandoned cliff side in Taiwan. Its residents long gone, the modernist compound now hosts frenetic combat as players must run atop the pods, as well as navigate their multi-tiered interiors for a strategic edge.
Frost: Fresh snow meets explosive gunpowder in this snow-capped European city, where the bridge over a frozen canal separates it into two sides, requiring players to employ multi-level traversal strategies to outsmart and ultimately outshoot their enemies.
Takeoff: Fans of “Stadium” from the original Call of Duty®: Black Ops First Strike DLC will find themselves at home on “Takeoff.” Marooned in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, this remote launch site is all about close-quarters combat, combining tight corners with open spaces for intense encounters.
Dig: An adaptation of the fan-favorite “Courtyard” from Call of Duty®: World at War, where two archeological dig sites in Afghanistan become the perfect playground for combatants eager for hectic, unceasing confrontations. Treyarch, has retained the spirit of “Courtyard” with two major chokepoints, a wide open layout and raised platforms, but has provided fans with a fresh take on the multitude of paths.
In addition to the four multiplayer maps, Apocalypse also sees the addition of Origins, which is described as the “most horrifying and imaginative Zombies experience to date,” in which players are deployed to Dieselpunk-styled WW1-era France where they will face the four original heroes from the very first Zombies map, Tank, Nikolai, Takeo, and Rictofen, as wella s hordes of zombies that have overrun trenches and fields.
Good times. It’s set for release on August 27 for the Xbox 360. The PC and PS3 versions will be out later.
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