Black Ops II Apocalypse DLC Announced With Avenged Sevenfold Tie-In
Written Thursday, August 08, 2013 By Richard WalkerView author's profile
Treyarch has announced that its DLC slate for Call of Duty: Black Ops II is set to go out with a bang with the final Season Pass add-on called 'Apocalypse'. It features the "groundbreaking" Origins Zombies campaign, recently teased in the video below. Rock band Avenged Sevenfold is also involved with the DLC, as is renowned comic book artist, Alex Ross.
Call of Duty: Black Ops II Apocalypse will include four new multiplayer maps (two re-imagined from previous games) and the all-new "wildly creative" Zombies experience called 'Origins'. Avenged Sevenfold will be providing their song, "Shepherd of Fire" for the Zombies portion of the DLC from their forthcoming album "Hail to the King", while Alex Ross will be providing original art featuring the original Zombies heroes.
The four new multiplayer maps for the Apocalypse DLC are:
- Pod: A failed utopian community from the 70’s has left stacks of dilapidated residential pods nestled into an abandoned cliff side in Taiwan. Its residents long gone, the modernist compound now hosts frenetic combat as players must run atop the pods, as well as navigate their multi-tiered interiors for a strategic edge.
- Frost: Fresh snow meets explosive gunpowder in this snow-capped European city, where the bridge over a frozen canal separates it into two sides, requiring players to employ multi-level traversal strategies to outsmart and ultimately outshoot their enemies.
- Takeoff: Fans of “Stadium” from the original Call of Duty: Black Ops First Strike DLC will find themselves at home on “Takeoff.” Marooned in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, this remote launch site is all about close-quarters combat, combining tight corners with open spaces for intense encounters.
- Dig: An adaptation of the fan-favourite “Courtyard” from Call of Duty: World at War, where two archaeological dig sites in Afghanistan become the perfect playground for combatants eager for hectic, unceasing confrontations. Treyarch, has retained the spirit of “Courtyard” with two major chokepoints, a wide open layout and raised platforms, but has provided fans with a fresh take on the multitude of paths.
Origins meanwhile, is described as "the most horrifying and imaginative Zombies experience to date. Players will be deployed to Dieselpunk-stylised World War I-era France where they will encounter the return of the four original heroes from the very first Zombies map, Tank, Nikolai, Takeo, and Richtofen, as well as hordes of zombies that have overrun trenches and fields, as well as the ruins of a mysterious and ancient location."
You'll be fighting the forces of evil, using so-called 'Wonder Weapons' that harness supernatural powers, while using a new perk machine, new power-ups, a diesel drone and a Mark IV tank. That mech in the Origins trailer below? You'll have to fight that too.
Call of Duty: Black Ops II Apocalypse will be available first on Xbox 360 for 1200 Microsoft Points from 27th August, or you'll be able to download it as part of the Season Pass.