A Volcanic Town Overflown with Hot Lava. A Reimagining of Call
of Duty®: Black Ops' "Firing Range" Map. And Zombie Mobsters in
Alcatraz. Yep…You Read That Correctly — Uprising's All-New
Zombies Adventure "Mob of the Dead" Brings Together Iconic Hollywood
Mobsters and Pits Them Against the Undead in the World's Most
SANTA MONICA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Call of Duty® fans are set to receive another premium offering of
Downloadable Content (DLC) with Call of Duty®: Black Ops II
Uprising on April 16. The game's second, epic DLC pack of the
year from award-winning studio Treyarch and Activision Publishing, Inc.,
a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard (Nasdaq: ATVI),
will be available first, exclusively on Xbox LIVE® for the Xbox 360®
video game and entertainment system from Microsoft beginning on April
16, with other platforms to follow. Call of Duty: Black Ops II
Uprising will include four new exotic multiplayer maps, plus an
exciting new Zombies experience called "Mob of the Dead" that
takes players to Alcatraz with four of the actors behind some of
Hollywood's most iconic mobsters, including Ray Liotta, Chazz
Palminteri, Joe Pantoliano, and Michael Madsen.
"With Uprising, the team has really outdone itself again,"
said Mark Lamia, Treyarch's Studio Head. "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
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 also delivers another four new, exotic and
diverse multiplayer maps set around the globe for fans to jump into.
"Magma" is a modern Japanese village with volcanic eruptions carving
multiple paths throughout the town. "Encore" takes place in the
aftermath of a deserted London music festival and leaves numerous
opportunities for run-and-gun, close quarters combat. "Vertigo" is a
futuristic high rise in India housing a high-tech lab featuring dizzying
vistas and multi-tiered pathways. Finally, "Studio" is a contemporary
remake of "Firing Range," a fan-favorite multiplayer map from the
original Call of Duty®: Black Ops. "Studio" is a Hollywood
movie back lot with a variety of cinematic themes that range from Sci-Fi
to the Old West.
of Duty: Black Ops II Uprising will be available
first, exclusively on Xbox LIVE for 1200 Microsoft Points on April 16.
The Uprising DLC Map Pack is also included in the Call
of Duty: Black Ops II DLC Season Pass*, where fans can purchase
all four epic DLC Map Packs planned for the year, and also receive the
Nuketown Zombies bonus map, and an exclusive in-game calling card as
part of the discounted bundle offered at a suggested retail price of
$49.99 or 4000 Microsoft Points — a discount of 800 Microsoft Points off
the individual purchase of all four DLC Map Packs**.
Call of Duty: Black Ops II is rated "M" (Mature — Blood
and Gore, Intense Violence, Strong Language, Suggestive Themes, Use of
Drugs — content suitable for persons ages 18 and older) by the ESRB.
More information on Call of Duty: Black Ops II can be
found at http://www.callofduty.com/blackops2
or on www.facebook.com/codblackops.
Fans can also follow @Treyarch on Twitter.
Treyarch is an industry-leading game developer, wholly owned by
Activision Publishing, Inc. whose Call of Duty: Black Ops II
set world-wide launch day records, and whose previous game Call of
Duty: Black Ops set an entertainment launch opening record upon
its release in 2010 and continues to be one of the best-selling games of
all time, according to NPD and GfK Chart-Track.
About Activision Publishing, Inc.
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is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of
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date of April 16, 2013, are forward-looking statements that are not
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*Downloadable content in the Season Pass may be sold separately. If you
purchase the DLC Season Pass, do not also purchase these standalone DLC
Map Packs, as you will be charged for them. DLC Season Pass and DLC Map
Packs may not be available on all platforms or in all territories.
Pricing and release dates may vary by platform. Call of Duty: Black Ops
II game required; sold separately.
**Based on DLC Season Pass suggested retail price of 4000 Microsoft
Points and four DLC Map Packs at a suggested retail price of 1200
Microsoft Points each.
Activision Publishing, Inc.
Robert Taylor, Sr. Publicist
Source: Activision Publishing, Inc.
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