Posted Thu Mar 31, 2016 at 10:07 AM PDT by Brian Hoss
The PS4 comes first.
As April swings into view, there is more 'Call of Duty: Black Ops III' (review here) on the way. Activision has announced that the second DLC pack, 'Eclipse' is coming to the PS4 April 19th. Naturally, the four MP maps are of great interest, but I am absolutely drawn to the 'Eclipse' Zombies episode, 'Zetsubou No Shima.'
The Origins characters continue on their mission to stop the zombie apocalypse not only in this universe but in all universes. Our heroes find themselves stranded on a remote Pacific island which is home to the Division 9 facility: a secret biological research lab whose experiments with Element 115 and its effects on human, animal, and plant biology has created horrors beyond belief. Zetsubou No Shima features a foliage rich island map including new terrifying zombie enemies, a variety of innovative transport mechanics, more devastating traps and classic Zombies side quests.
Does that sound a little familiar? Say, from the glorious 'World at War' CoD Zombies days?
Likewise, 'Eclipse' will see the return of 'World at War's 'Banzai.'
'Eclipse' includes four new multiplayer maps: Spire, Rift, Knockout; and Verge.
Spire: Spire takes Multiplayer combat to a futuristic sub-orbital airport terminal set high in the clouds. Multiple levels and open areas promote intense, mid-range combat around a clean, high-tech civilian environment. Watch your step, because one wrong move could send you plummeting back through the stratosphere.
Rift: Head to the core of a harsh futuristic military complex, set high above an active caldera. Rift funnels and forces tight, intense engagements, where the only way through is forward. Utilize the unique core movement opportunities to outsmart and outplay enemies as you traverse the suspended rail system.
Knockout: Housed in a traditional Shaolin Temple with a retro twist, Knockout sets the stage for a bloody Kung Fu tournament. This mid-sized map showcases a sharp contrast between the mid-range engagements of the traditional exterior architecture and the tight close-quarters of an eclectic 1970's styled interior.
Verge: In this re-imagination of the classic Call of Duty: World at War map, Banzai, Verge drops Multiplayer combat into the center of a distant post-apocalyptic future, where two warring factions are entrenched in constant battle. Take control of the key bridge, fortresses, tunnel systems and waterfalls as you engage in high-speed action through this medium-sized map
'Eclipse' can be purchased on its own (as a DLC pack) or as part of the season pass. With 'Eclipse' coming to the PS4 in April, that means that Xbox One and PC players should be thinking late May or early June. Right now, the PS3 and 360 are not due to get a version of 'Eclispe,' but that may change as it did for 'Awakening' and the PS3.
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