The timed exclusive collection of maps for “Black Ops II” adds a little Hollywood star power with Ray Liotta, Chazz Palminteri, Joe Pantoliano, and Michael Madsen lending their voices to the “Mob of the Dead” expansion.
First, “Uprising” brings four new maps to “Black Ops II” multiplayer including an active volcano and locations on a Hollywood backlot. “Magma” introduces hot lava as an environmental danger, offering something besides bullets that can kill you on the map. The high-rise “Vertigo” also seems like a chance to earn some quick suicides to your score with narrow walkways high above the city in atop a arms manufacturer high rise.
“Mob Of Death” brings a little of the 1920’s to Treyarch’s shooter, placing Liotta, Palminteri, Pantoliano, and Madsen in the roles of four gangsters who find their time behind bars in Alcatraz is about to get interrupted by a plague of the living dead. Treyarch did something similar with 2011’s “The Call of the Dead” DLC which brought Sarah Michelle Gellar, Danny Trejo, Robert Englund, and Michael Rooker into that game’s zombie mode.
Following tradition of the original Call of Duty: Black Ops fan-favorite Zombies mode “Call of the Dead,” Call of Duty: Black Ops II Uprising’s wildly creative new “Mob of the Dead” Zombies experience finds the four prohibition-era mobsters, Billy Handsome (Liotta), Al “The Weasel” Arlington (Pantoliano), Salvatore “Sal” DeLuca (Palmentiri), and Michael “Finn” O’Leary (Madsen) serving time in Alcatraz Prison, only to discover that being behind bars is the least of their problems. With plans to break out of Alcatraz foiled by the rise of the undead, the quartet of inmates will have to lean on their mob-derived skills with firearms, blunt instruments and improvised weaponry as they battle the zombies infesting and overrunning the island. In order to survive, players must work their way through the steel cells and aging concrete buildings while fighting off a multitude of zombified prisoners and guards trapped on the island with them. Additionally, if a player becomes an unfortunate victim, “Mob of the Dead’s” new feature known as “Purgatory” sends players into the afterlife. This new twist on Zombies gameplay is ripe with its own set of objectives, and offers fans a truly new and unique experience.
“Uprising” is priced at 1200 MS Points and will be available on April 16 for the Xbox 360.
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