New multiplayer maps for Call of Duty 2 on the 360

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E3's going to be the time to debut of four new multiplayer maps for Call of Duty 2. You'll be able to play them at the show and will be available for all sometime this spring via Xbox Live. In July, five more maps will be released for the game. The maps include:
  • Antoville, France (Crossroads)
  • St. Louet, France (Newvillers)
  • Amaye sur Seulles, France (Normandy)
  • Alam Halfa, Egypt (Decoytown)
  • Rostov, Russia (Harbor)
ACTIVISION TO RELEASE NEW CALL OF DUTY® 2 XBOX 360™ MULTIPLAYER MAPS

New Content to Debut at E3 2006

Santa Monica, CA – May 2, 2006 – Further expanding the experience of the #1 title for the Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Activision, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI), and Infinity Ward announced plans today to wage a campaign of new content for the next-gen leading Call of Dutyâ2 with the release of nine multiplayer maps on Xbox Liveâ online gaming service. The first four maps will be available for download this spring, with playable versions debuting at E3 2006 in Activision’s Call of Duty 2 Lounge (South Hall, Booth #1200). The remaining five maps will be released in a second barrage in July.

“Fans have made Call of Duty 2 the best-selling next-gen title and these maps are a great way to expand upon the hallmark epic scope and cinematic intensity that they’ve come to expect from the franchise,” said Grant Collier, president of Infinity Ward. “What better way to get the action to gamers than to release the first of the maps directly to them at E3!”

The four maps slated for release this spring will unleash a blistering barrage of battle for gamers on Xbox Live; Bonus Map Pack (Vossenack and Wallendar, Germany) will be released for free, and Skirmish Map Pack (Kalach, Russia and Beaumont-Hague, France) will be sold for 400 Microsoft™ Points through Xbox Live® Marketplace.

In July, the second wave of the attack will begin when Activision and Infinity Ward release the Invasion Pack for 900 Microsoft Points, a multiplayer map pack featuring five new maps that include:
  • Antoville, France (Crossroads)
  • St. Louet, France (Newvillers)
  • Amaye sur Seulles, France (Normandy)
  • Alam Halfa, Egypt (Decoytown)
  • Rostov, Russia (Harbor)
Call of Duty 2 is rated “T” (TEEN – blood, mild language and violence) by the ESRB and is available nationwide.