Third Downloadable Content Pack Coming First, Exclusively on Xbox
Live, Fully Loaded with Four All-New Multiplayer Maps, Including a
Re-Imagined Classic, and the Epic, New Zombies Experience, "Buried"
SANTA MONICA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Get an early start on your 4th of July weekend celebration
with Call of Duty®: Black Ops II Vengeance. Available
first, exclusively on the Xbox Live® online entertainment network from
Microsoft beginning July 2, the game's third epic Downloadable Content
(DLC) Pack from Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary
of Activision Blizzard (Nasdaq: ATVI)
and its award-winning studio Treyarch, Vengeance takes
players to four diverse locations around the globe, including a deserted
tropical island, a destroyed suspension bridge, an abandoned paintball
course, and the jungles of Myanmar. Vengeance also serves
up a new addition to the game's esteemed Zombies experience with "Buried,"
where the undead residents of an abandoned subterranean Old West mining
town have come back to claim their home.
"When it's difficult to see the line between playtesting and leisurely
gaming around the studio, it's a sure sign that we've created something
fun with Vengeance," said Mark Lamia, Studio Head of Treyarch.
"From the four multiplayer maps to our new Zombies experience, "Buried,"
Vengeance continues doing what we set out to accomplish from the
very beginning of development on Call of Duty: Black Ops II:
pushing the boundaries of fans' expectations."
Call of Duty: Black Ops II Vengeance delivers four new,
diverse multiplayer maps starting with "Cove," where the stage is
set for all-out conflict on this small, forgotten island in the middle
of the Indian Ocean, with players battling it out amongst the wreckage
of a jet that crash-landed during a smuggling operation gone wrong. Next
up is "Detour," a destroyed suspension bridge, high above an East
Coast waterway, packed with scattered vehicles, exposed iron and
collapsed pavement where the head-to-head action will play out on
multiple levels. The third map, "Rush," sets the stage for fast,
close-quarters engagements in this paintball course turned full-combat
arena, giving players new opportunities and challenges to use the cover
to their advantage. Rounding out Vengeance's multiplayer
maps is "Uplink." In this re-imagined adaptation of the
fan-favorite multiplayer map "Summit" from the original Call
of Duty®: Black Ops, players clash deep in the rain-soaked jungles
of Myanmar, high atop a hi-tech mountain facility.
Treyarch yet again expands the Zombies storyworld in new, mind-bending
ways with "Buried." Players meet up with old characters and will
encounter new ones as they face off against the undead residents of an
abandoned underground Old West mining town. A healthy arsenal of
equipment and weapons that will be at players' disposal, but with one
very special addition — something so powerful it will also appear in all
other Call of Duty: Black Ops II Zombies maps (with the
purchase of Vengeance DLC): the Ray Gun Mark II.
of Duty: Black Ops II Vengeance will be available
first, exclusively on Xbox Live for Xbox 360® game and entertainment
system from Microsoft for 1200 Microsoft Points on July 2, with other
platforms to follow. 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 17
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.
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