Activision has announced the second premium offering of Downloadable Content for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, Uprising, which will be hitting Xbox Live Marketplace on the 16th April 2013. Other platforms will receive it later. The DLC will include four new multiplayer maps, in the shape of “Magma” a modern Japanese village with volcanic eruptions, “Encore” which takes place in the aftermath of a deserted London music festival, “Vertigo” a futuristic high rise in India and “Studio”, a contemporary remake of “Firing Range”.
The biggest feature of the DLC however is the “Mob of the Dead” expansion in which four criminals in 1920’s Alcatrax, voiced by some of Hollywood’s most iconic mobsters, including Ray Liotta, Chazz Palminteri, Joe Pantoliano, and Michael Madsen, find themselves in the midst of a zombie uprising. In order to survive, players must work their way through the steel cells and aging concrete buildings while fighting off a multitude of zombified prisoners and guards trapped on the island with them. Additionally, if a player becomes an unfortunate victim, “Mob of the Dead’s” new feature known as “Purgatory” sends players into the afterlife.
“With Uprising, the team has really outdone itself again,” said Mark Lamia, Treyarch’s Studio Head. “In addition to creating four amazing new multiplayer maps, the studio has been hard at work on the Zombies front to surpass what we accomplished with ‘Call of the Dead.’ What they’ve done this time around is nothing Zombies fans have seen before – and if you don’t believe me, just wait until you get into Purgatory.”
Call of Duty: Black Ops II Uprising will be available first, exclusively on Xbox LIVE for 1200 Microsoft Points on 16thApril. The Uprising DLC Map Pack is also included in the Call of Duty: Black Ops II DLC Season Pass, where fans can purchase all four epic DLC Map Packs planned for the year, and also receive the Nuketown Zombies bonus map, and an exclusive in-game calling card.