The second batch of DLC for Call of Duty: Black Ops II has landed on Xbox 360 (with other platforms “to follow”). The brand new “Uprising” pack brings four new “exotic” multiplayer maps, plus a very exciting new Zombies experience, Mob of the Dead.
It seems that Activision and Treyarch are expecting you to sink a bit of time into this latest update, so they’re proposing a deal – The Replacers are all ready to step into your shoes and give you the space you need to get amongst it properly.
Mark Lamia, Studio Head at developer Treyarch explains:
With Uprising, the team has really outdone itself again. In addition to creating four amazing new multiplayer maps, the studio has been hard at work on the Zombies front to surpass what we accomplished with ‘Call of the Dead.’ What they’ve done this time around is nothing Zombies fans have seen before – and if you don’t believe me, just wait until you get into Purgatory.
What he’s talking about: Four of Hollywood’s most iconic mobsters have joined in the fun, with Ray Liotta, Chazz Palmintieri, Joe Pantoliano and Michael Madsen lending their voices – and their likenesses – to the new DLC pack. These mobsters are imprisoned on the prison island of Alcatraz – but it seems being behind bars is the least of their worries.
“Purgatory” is what happens if you become an unfortunate victim of the undead – finally, you’re sent into the afterlife. As you might expect, this new experience is packed with its own set of objectives and might just be worth getting killed for.
Plus, y’know, if you look past the zombies, there’s four “normal” maps to explore. Magma is a modern Japanese village built a little too close to a volcano, Encore is located in the aftermath of a London music festival, Vertigo is among a futuristic Indian high-rise laboratory, and Studio is a contemporary remake of “Firing Range” – a Hollywood movie back-lot, dotted with props and cinematic themes.
Activision has promised us this will hit all of the appropriate platforms, but non-Xbox gamers will have to wait: While Uprising has hit the Microsoft box first, PS3 and PC gamers are predicted to arrive some time in mid-May.
(This is a sponsored post but opinions are my own.)