The second map and character pack add-on for Transformers: War for Cybertron is now available across supported platforms. The two new characters introduced are Zeta Prime and Dead End, of whom you can get a glimpse of in both the new screenshots posted below as well as the trailer.
Of the five new maps available, two are exclusive to the signature Escalation mode. Of those two, the most interesting is Pulse which is set inside Decepticon Trypticon, who fans will know as the transformer that functions as one of the Decepticon’s base cities. The other, Static, is reserved for those playing on the Decepticon side. It is a multi-level room with environmental traps laid out for your use.
The other three maps available, playable in the competitive multiplayer modes, range from a statuary in Horizon to a rundown maintenance facility perfect for vehicle navigation in Sector to an Iacon city building once used as a battleground and situated above the clouds in Metropolis.
The DLC package can be picked u for 800 Microsoft Points, or the PlayStation 3’s equivalent of $9.99. Read on for more details.
Santa Monica, CA – September 7, 2010 – The battle for CYBERTRON continues as Activision Publishing, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) announced today that the Transformers™: War for Cybertron Map and Characters Pack 2 is available now for download on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. Based on Hasbro’s iconic TRANSFORMERS brand, the downloadable content pack will include two new, distinct playable TRANSFORMERS characters and five all-new maps for online multiplayer game modes.
The new playable TRANSFORMERS characters joining the roster will include ZETA PRIME and DEAD END. Players will have access to both characters in the game’s heart-pounding, four-player co-op Escalation mode, and will be able to select their chassis to create their own TRANSFORMERS character in the traditional competitive multiplayer modes.
In addition, five brand new multiplayer maps will extend the diverse array of battlefields on which players can wage war with their friends.
Two new Escalation mode maps include:
Pulse is an AUTOBOT map and allows players to take a journey inside the DECEPTICON giant TRYPTICON, challenging fans to explore his twisted interior corridors to overload the central power core located within.
Static is a DECEPTICON map that thrusts players into a bevy of multi-level rooms riddled with environmental traps that can be used for their advantage.
Three new competitive multiplayer maps include:
Horizon is a picturesque statuary overlooking the war-torn AUTOBOT home city of Iacon, complete with wide open courtyards and tight spaces for close quarters combat.
Sector is an old maintenance facility used by the DECEPTICONS during the legendary war and allows for open vehicle navigation, especially dive-bombing jets and those with long range weapons.
Metropolis is set high above the clouds and drops players straight into the bombed out ruins of a high rise Iacon city building. Liquid energon drips from broken pipes and sparking electricity crackles from severed wires as it was once served as a fierce central battleground on Cybertron.
The Transformers: War for Cybertron Map and Characters Pack 2 is currently available on Xbox LIVE® Marketplace for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft for 800 Microsoft Points and in the PlayStation®Store for the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system for $9.99.
Transformers: War for Cybertron is rated “T” (Teen – Violence) by the ESRB. For more information on the game, visit www.TransformersGame.com.