World at War Map Pack 1 -- Knee Deep in Nightfire at my Zombie Asylum Station

by: Randy -
The video game industry is hard at work every day giving thousands upon thousands of gamers World War II fatigue.  And the industry is--too a limited degree--successful in their efforts.  Just don't tell that to Cyril.  Still, millions of Call of Duty: World at War games have been sold, utterly disproving my infallibly scientific research indicating that WW2 is on the out-and-out, and now World at War sports four new maps in its downloadable Map Pack 1.  One of those maps, Verruckt (Zombie Asylum), is crawling with Nazi Zombies.  Which are, of course, next on the list of themes that video game designers are sworn to wear often and wear thin until they're plumb worn out.  Ah, forget it.  You want zombies?  You get zombies!

Oh.  There are three other maps in the pack, but they don't feature zombies, so you're not interested.  (Sigh:  the "Knee Deep," "Nightfire" and "Station" maps are described after the jump.)

CALL OF DUTY®: WORLD AT WAR

DOWNLOADABLE MAPS NOW AVAILABLE

 

Santa Monica, CA – March 19, 2009 – The battle rages on, as Activision Publishing, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) and Treyarch today announced the Call of Duty®: World at War Map Pack 1 is now available for download on Xbox 360™ and PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system.  Players will fight through the burning streets of Berlin in “Nightfire,” take position in the deadly jungles of “Knee Deep” and carefully traverse the bombed out underground of “Station.” The Call of Duty: World at War Map Pack 1 will also add another heart-pounding chapter to the four-player co-op Nazi Zombie mode with “Verrückt” (Zombie Asylum). 

 

The map pack is available on Xbox LIVE® Marketplace for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft for 800 Microsoft Points and on the PlayStation®Store for the PLAYSTATION 3 computer entertainment system for $9.99.  The Call of Duty: World at War Map Pack 1 will be made available for Windows® PC at a future date to be announced.

 

Nightfire

Fire-bombed Berlin provides the backdrop for “Nightfire,” an intense battlefield for mid to large-scale team games. Shelled buildings and ruins of the city provide coverage among the war-ravaged streets, and the flames of the burning city expose the enemy running through the night.  Fight for your life knowing that this fiery urban battlefield may soon be your grave.

 

Station

”Station” offers a bombed out underground train station littered with destroyed subway cars, hidden passageways, loading platforms and second story overlooks to use to your advantage against any number of enemies. Ideal for dominating Capture the Flag and other team games, this map provides you with a wide range of combat options from close range choke points to hidden sniper spots.

 

Knee Deep

“Knee Deep” takes place on the island of Peleliu in a once tranquil village turned chaotic Japanese command center. You and your squad will fight through the jungle, wading knee-deep in streams, in order to retrieve valuable intel and take battle positions in fortified Japanese bunkers all to secure an important communication center. The harsh jungles of “Knee Deep” are perfect for tactical team games and all-out assaults on multiple enemy positions.

 

Verrückt (Zombie Asylum)

The fan favorite 4-player co-op Nazi Zombies Bonus Mode returns with “Verrückt,” a terrifying Zombie asylum located in the outskirts of Berlin. Players are split into pairs, in the challenge to find each other for survival. Featuring more weapons, and perks via the addition of Perks-a-Cola machines, electroshock defenses and the endless Nazi Zombie horde, “Verrückt” will push you to the edge of your sanity.

 

Call of Duty: World at War is rated “M” (Mature) by the ESRB for Intense Violence, Strong Language, Blood and Gore.  For more information and exclusive updates about Call of Duty: World at War, visit www.callofduty.com.

 

About Activision Publishing, Inc.

Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision Publishing, Inc. is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products. 

 

Activision maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Spain, the Netherlands, Australia, Japan and South Korea.  More information about Activision and its products can be found on the company's website, www.activision.com.

 

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