All you Call of Duty: Black Ops fans who have spent every days since June 28th gritting their teeth that Xbox 360 players get to play the Annihilation Map Pack before you could can now breathe a sigh of relief as the Annihilation Map Pack will be hitting the PlayStation 3 on July 28th. There are 5 new virtual battlefields in total for gamers to get their teeth into with four being regular multiplayer maps and one being a brand new zombie experience. Treyarch’s Online Director, Dan Bunting, says that “The goals we set were about quality and variety; we wanted to make everything feel unique and distinct.”
Anyway, I’m sure you’re dying to know (no possible pun intended) what the maps are so without further ado I give you the Annihilation Map Pack:
Drive-In: This is a one-time American movie paradise once showed war movies; now it’s the location for one. “Drive-In is a small map, very fast paced,” says Treyarch’s Online Director, Dan Bunting. “It’s similar to Nuketown in that it’s a fast, close-quarters map.”
Hazard: This is a golf course features lush greens, oceanic driving ranges, and long-range sniping opportunities straight down its deadly fairway. Those skilled with assault rifles and sniper rifles will enjoy this one.
Silo: Muddy sloped terrain, a smattering of construction equipment, and a few carefully placed sniper towers make this military outpost a tactical challenge regardless of game type. Oh, and missiles. Huge missiles.
Hangar 18: This one’s a tribute to the Groom Lake military base where the government developed the SR-71 Blackbird. You’ll be in an out of buildings frequently here, not to mention using a multi-million-dollar piece of reconnaissance aircraft for cover. “Hangar 18 has a couple of fun Easter eggs,” hints Bunting. “I can’t talk about them because it would ruin them.”
Shangri-La: Zombies have taken over an ancient shrine and you must be extra careful – the environment’s many hidden tricks and deadly traps can be used against you as easily as your undead enemies. “It’s one of the more creative and clever map designs we’ve got so far,” says Bunting. “The diehard fans are really going to appreciate the story hooks in this one as well.”
Annihilation will be available in the PlayStation Store July 28th and as is the custom with new Call of Duty DLC, the weekend that follows will offer all players double XP so you really have no excuse for not picking up the Annihilation Map Pack and laying waste to a few virtual soldiers/zombies. See you on the battlefield!