Activision dates second blockbuster shooter add-on for Windows systems; info on PS3 version "coming soon."
On May 3, Activision released Escalation, the second downloadable add-on for its shooter blockbuster Call of Duty: Black Ops, exclusively on Xbox Live. Today, Activision announced the end to that timed exclusivity, revealing PC owners will get the chance to download the DLC on June 2. No price was announced, but it is likely the add-on will cost $15, the same as its Xbox 360 equivalent.
Unfortunately for PlayStation 3 owners, Activision had no date for the release of Escalation on the console. The publisher had only a single line about that version of the DLC, saying more information was "coming soon." It did not say if the delay was related to the PlayStation Store still being down following the three-week PlayStation Network outage. The online marketplace will reportedly be up next week and will be releasing a backlog of content in four semiweekly batches.
The Call of Duty: Black Ops - Escalation DLC will include four multiplayer maps: Hotel, set on top of a luxury hotel and casino in old Havana; Convoy, which offers up close-quarters combat when a US military convoy is ambushed; Zoo, set in a derelict Soviet-era animal park; and Stockpile, which is set in a small Russian town that contains secret facilities housing weapons of mass destruction.
The downloadable add-on also features a mode called "Call of the Dead." The zombie-slaughtering co-op level will feature a storyline inspired by famed horror director George A. Romero (Dawn of the Dead) and features a '70s movie aesthetic that sees four action stars fending off hordes of undead around a ghost ship. It will feature the voices and likenesses of actors Robert Englund (Nightmare on Elm Street), Sarah Michelle Gellar (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Michael Rooker (The Walking Dead), Danny Trejo (Machete), and Romero (Night of the Living Dead) himself.
For more information, check out GameSpot's review of Call of Duty: Black Ops.
At least this has a zombie map with celebrities in it. First Strike? Here's let me quote the important parts of the First Strike review in PC Gamer UK: "Deus Ex, Half-Life 2, Episodes One and Two" "FEAR, Fallout, Braid" "Psychonauts. Both Max Paynes. Far Cry" "Hitman: Blood Money. World of Goo. Darwinia."
when will this franchise die off? having too much fun playing LA Noire, MK, portal and GT5. goodbye blops, you've been nothing but headaches.
I am done with CoD. The last half decent CoD was Modern Warfare 2 and that was only slight. Activision is not determined to kill the franchise by over saturating the number of CoD games coming out in short order. First these (soon to be) two expansions and not far down the road CoD3. I am done with it.
Why even bring this crap to PC? With so many great games coming out in May,who would care for this crap?
After buying the nightmare of bugs that was blops at release and months onward. I swore I would never give money to Treyarch again. And I am holding to that.
Roughly a one month exclusivity for Xbox players? I suppose all that Xbox Live Gold subscription money needs to go somewhere.
Treyarch said they are releasing more dlc for this then WAW. So they have at least 2 more of these to go.
Another expansion pack for Black Ops? It looks like PS3 owner are out of luck again for this DLC. lol!! What's up with all these expansions including zombie stages? RDR did it and not this. Give it a rest already.
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