UPDATE: The official contents of the “Resurrection” map pack (officially called “Rezurrection”) are as follows:
• The all new Moon level
• Four re-mastered levels of Zombie lore: Nacht der Untoten, Verruckt, Shi No Numa and Der Riese, the Zombie factory that started it all
• An enhanced Zombies Soundtrack including three tracks never before available for purchase
• A new Zombies Moon theme
If you already had the code from the Hardened or Prestige Edition of “Black Ops,” you’ll be granted all the contents of the “Rezurrection” map pack for free, including the new Moon map.
The official release date is August 23rd on Xbox Live for 1200 MS points, with other platforms getting it at a later date.
Original Story: Just when you thought it was safe to start shelving your copy of “Call of Duty: Black Ops” in preparation for “Modern Warfare 3,” Activision has announced that another map pack is on the way. Titled “Resurrection,” the pack is scheduled for release in September for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC. The news was revealed as part of Activision’s second quarter earnings reports.
“Resurrection” is the fourth map pack, following “First Strike,” “Escalation” and “Annihilation.” Each of those packs included four multiplayer maps and a new zombie map, for a price of $15, so it’s safe to say that formula will continue for this new pack. The name does, however, imply that it’ll resurrect old maps in the series…something that none of the “Black Ops” map packs have really done.
It could also simply be the wide release of the original “World at War” zombie maps, which, up until now, were only available in “Black Ops” for those who purchased the $80 Hardened edition of the game. Given that those maps already exist and would require no development work whatsoever, they’d be an easy way to get another map pack out without expending any resources. It would be a disappointment, though, given how much effort Treyarch has put into the “Black Ops” map packs thus far.
Unfortunately details are pretty scarce about the “Resurrection” map pack at present, beyond the fact that it’s coming in September for all platforms. We’ll have more information as it develops, including the contents, price and precise release date for the pack, so stay tuned.