Call of Duty: Black Ops "Annihilation" Map Pack Announced
While Activision is busy marketing the upcoming title in the Call of Duty franchise, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, the publisher and developer of the last entry into the franchise Call of Duty: Black Ops is set to release a third DLC Map Pack for the game. (See the preview trailer below - Microsoft Silverligt Required)
The third map pack will be released first on Xbox LIVE on June 28, 2011 and will be released at a later date on PS3 and PC.
In the latest DLC Map Pack for Call of Duty: Black Ops titled "Annihilation" players will get four new multiplayer maps, "Hangar 18", "Drive-in", "Silo" and "Hazard". Meanwhile, fans of the Zombies aspect of the game will get a new map as well, titled "Shangri-La".
"Hangar 18 is based in the highly controversial 'Area 51' and it has a lot of easter eggs that play up the conspiracy theory aspect" said Dan Bunting - Online Director for Treyarch. "Hangar 18 is a medium size map, it has a very classic multiplayer gameplay structure."
"Silo" and is set in and around a missile silo located in the 1960's Soviet Union. The third map is titled "Hazard" and takes place in, of all places, a tropical golf course setting. Lastly, "Drive-In" and takes place in an old fashioned drive in movie theater.
"Shangri-La" is set in an Asian themed temple and the press release promises that the map will have "deadly traps, dark secrets and innovative gameplay that will challenge even the most daring Zombie hunters."
Additionally, to celebrate the upcoming release of Call of Duty: Black Ops Annihilation, Treyarch will host a Double XP weekend beginning Friday, July 1st.
For more information about the new map pack, please watch the video following the article.
This will likely be the final official map pack for Call of Duty Black Ops as Activision starts to promote the next game in the series, Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3, that's due out on November 8.
Call of Duty: Black Ops Annihilation Map Pack Preview