Attention “Call of Duty: Black Ops” fans: Activision and Treyarch aren’t done with last year’s “Call of Duty” title just yet. As we reported yesterday, pictures of a GameStop poster allegedly showed promotional materials for a third map pack. This morning, Activision officially announced the next “Black Ops” downloadable-content, called “Annihilation.”
Even better, the new maps are due to find their way to Xbox 360 on June 28. Only twelve short days until you’ll have new locations to reign supreme over your buddies and zombies alike.
“With Annihilation, ’Black Ops’ fans will get four exciting and unique multiplayer settings with Hangar 18, Drive-In, Silo and Hazard,” Treyarch’s Mark Lamia stated, via press release. “Players will also enjoy an all-new Zombies experience, Shangri-La, an exotic and mysterious map filled with deadly traps, dark secrets and innovative gameplay that will challenge even the most daring Zombie hunters.”
So, now you know the names of the four new multiplayer maps and the new zombie mode setting. Want a more detailed description of what to expect from “Annihilation?” Lucky for you, Treyarch has released this nicely detailed trailer.
Well, the maps certainly look like a lot of fun. Personally, I was never big on the Nuketown map, so I’m not sure how much I’ll really get into the similarly structured Drive-In setting. Hazard definitely looks interesting though, with its emphasis on long-range combat.
No word yet on pricing, but I’m willing to bet “Annihilation” is going to cost 15 bucks; just call it a hunch. There’s also no word on when the downloadable-content will be made available to PlayStation 3 and PC “Black Ops” players.