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Before Ghosts, live the CoD Black Ops Apocalypse

by: Sean Colleli -
More On: Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
We previously announced that the last DLC pack for Call of Duty Black Ops 2 would be called Apocalypse. Now we have the final release trailer for the pack, which shows off the new maps, modes and features you can expect before you pull the trigger on it today. To me it looks like more of the same: a handful of new maps, some new zombie stuff. I still think these content drops are a bit too pricey for what you get (I can buy the far more robust Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon for around the same price of 1200 MS points/roughly $15) but this is the publisher's bread and butter these days. I suppose it's good that they aren't stamping out a "new" game every time they add some maps and features and charging full price, which is what we've been putting up with from Madden for years now.

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Call of Duty®: Black Ops II Apocalypse marks Treyarch's fourth and final DLC map pack for Call of Duty: Black Ops II, capping-off the year with two all-new Multiplayer Maps, two re-imagined fan-favorite Multiplayer classics, and an alternate-reality Dieselpunk Zombies experience that transports players to the undead-infested trenches of a World War I battlefield.

Pod: A failed utopian community from the 70's has left stacks of dilapidated residential pods nestled into an abandoned cliff side. Its residents long gone, the modernist compound now hosts frenetic combat as players must run atop the pods and 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: Though marooned in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, this remote launch site is all about the close-quarters combat, combining tight corners with open spaces for combat encounters reminiscent of the multiplayer map "Stadium" from Call of Duty®: Black Ops "First Strike."
Dig: Two archeological dig sites in Afghanistan have unearthed the perfect playground for combatants eager for hectic, unceasing battle, as this re-imagining of the fan-favorite Call of Duty®: World at War map "Courtyard" delivers two major chokepoints, a wide open layout, and raised platforms.
With Call of Duty: Black Ops II Apocalypse, Treyarch reveals Origins, the most horrifying and imaginative Zombies experience yet. Players will be deployed to Dieselpunk-stylized World War I-era France where they will encounter the return of the four original heroes from the very first Zombies map, as well as hordes of zombies that have overrun trenches and fields, as well as the ruins of a mysterious and ancient location.