Good news, Call of Duty fans out there. Treyarch's got more multiplayer content on the way for Black Ops 2, bundled together in a new map pack called "Uprising." With it, multiplayer expands by four new maps, and Zombies players can experience a different take on Call of the Dead. That's right, the fan-favorite mode starring characters fashioned after celebrities has returned -- with a twist.
The new Call of the Dead included with the Uprising DLC is actually titled "Mob of the Dead", and for good reason. You've still got the four-player setup, with a new cast that stars four Prohibition-era mobsters played by fellows known for the roles: Billy Handsome (Ray Liotta), Al "The Weasel" Arlington (Joe Pantoliano), Alvatore "Sal" DeLuca (Chazz Palmentiri), and Michael "Finn" O'Leary (Michael Madsen).
Under normal circumstances, these guys probably wouldn't get along too well, but they're all stuck in Alcatraz and plans to escape have been complicated by a bad case of zombies. As such, they'll be shooting and hacking their way through the undead horde for their freedom. Honestly, I couldn't imagine a better locale than Alcatraz Prison in the early 1900s for a zombie outbreak.
In addition to mobsters, Mob of the Dead also has a new feature called "Purgatory," which sends players to the... afterlife. Something about new objectives and a "unique experience."
Oh, and multiplayer will have four new maps with Uprising. Yes, they look pretty good too, and you can see a video preview after the break:
- Magma takes place in a modern Japanese village with volcanic eruptions carving multiple paths through the town.
- Encore happens in the aftermath of a desert London music festival, with a focus on CQC.
- Vertigo is a futuristic high rise in India with a high-tech lab and tiered pathways.
- Studio is a remake of "Firing Range" from the first Black Ops, set in a Hollywood back lot with cinematic themes.
Uprising DLC preview - YouTube
The DLC will be arriving April 16, first for Xbox LIVE as a timed exclusive. Big surprise, right? We expect the PS3 and PC versions will follow a few weeks later, as usual. The full price for Uprising will be 1200 Microsoft Points (or $15), but is also included in the Season Pass, for folks who picked that up already.