Apr 8, 2013
Call of Duty: Black Ops II is about to get its second downloadable content pack, “Uprising”, arriving on Xbox 360 April 16th!
Next week Call of Duty fans are set to receive another helping of Downloadable Content with Call of Duty: Black Ops II Uprising on 16th April. Uprising will be the game’s second DLC pack of the year and will be available first for the Xbox 360. In Uprising players will get their hands on four new multiplayer maps, plus a Zombies experience called “Mob of the Dead” that takes players to Alcatraz and features four actors from some of most iconic mobster movies ever made – Ray Liotta, Chazz Palminteri, Joe Pantoliano, and Michael Madsen!
Following tradition of the original Call of Duty: Black Ops fan-favorite Zombies mode “Call of the Dead,” Uprising’s new “Mob of the Dead” Zombies experience finds the four prohibition-era mobsters, Billy Handsome (Liotta), Al “The Weasel” Arlington (Pantoliano), Salvatore “Sal” DeLuca (Palmentiri), and Michael “Finn” O’Leary (Madsen) serving time in Alcatraz Prison, only to discover that being behind bars is the least of their problems. With plans to break out of Alcatraz foiled by the rise of the undead, the quartet of inmates will have to lean on their mob-derived skills with firearms, blunt instruments and improvised weaponry as they battle the zombies infesting and overrunning the island. 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. This new twist on Zombies gameplay is ripe with its own set of objectives and offers fans a truly new and unique experience.
Uprising also delivers another four new and diverse multiplayer maps set around the globe for fans to jump into. “Magma” is a modern Japanese village with volcanic eruptions carving multiple paths throughout the town. “Encore” takes place in the aftermath of a deserted London music festival and leaves numerous opportunities for run-and-gun and close quarters style combat. “Vertigo” is a futuristic high rise in India housing a high-tech lab featuring dizzying vistas and multi-tiered pathways. Finally, “Studio” is a contemporary remake of “Firing Range,” a fan-favorite multiplayer map from the original Call of Duty: Black Ops. “Studio” is a Hollywood movie back lot with a variety of cinematic themes that range from Sci-Fi to the Old West.
Speaking about the pending release of Uprising next week Treyarch’s Studio Head, Mark Lamia, had this to say:
“With Uprising, the team has really outdone itself again. 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.”
In the video below you will see an overview of all of the new multiplayer maps and the new “Mob of the Dead” Zombies game mode.
Call of Duty: Black Ops II Uprising will be available first on Xbox LIVE for 1200 Microsoft Points on April 16th.
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