Eclipse, the Highly-Anticipated Second DLC Pack from Treyarch, Features Four Multiplayer Maps, Including the Re-imagining of Call of Duty: World at War Classic, Banzai, and the Next Thrilling Chapter in the Origins Zombies Storyline
SANTA MONICA, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — April 19, 2016 — Call of Duty®: Black Ops III Eclipse, the second DLC pack for the No. 1 top-selling console video game of 2015, Call of Duty®: Black Ops III, is now available on PlayStation 4 with other next-gen platforms to follow*. PS4 gamers can jump right into the action across four new multiplayer maps, as well as a new Zombies experience, which takes players to an undead island during the World War II Pacific Theater in a thrilling new chapter of the Origins saga.
“We know that fans are playing the hell out of our current selection of multiplayer and Zombies maps, which is why we have been working so hard to deliver an epic new DLC offering with Eclipse,” said Mark Lamia, Studio Head, Treyarch. ”Suit up…it’s time to kick some ass again!”
Players can now dive into Eclipse’s four multiplayer maps: Knockout, Spire, Rift; and Verge, a re-imagining of the Call of Duty®: World at War classic, Banzai.
- Knockout: Housed in a traditional Shaolin Temple with a retro twist, Knockout sets the stage for a 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.
- 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: Players can 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. Players must utilize the unique core movement opportunities to outsmart and outplay enemies, as they traverse the suspended rail system.
- 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. Players must take control of the key bridge, fortresses, tunnel systems and waterfalls as they engage in high-speed action through this medium-sized map.
Eclipse also introduces the next highly-anticipated Zombies experience: Zetsubou No Shima, the second stop in the Call of Duty: Black Ops III Zombies storyline that spans the four DLC Map Packs for Black Ops III this year. The popular Origins characters continue on their mission to stop the zombie apocalypse. 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 that fans will gravitate to.
Eclipse is now available at a discounted rate via the Call of Duty: Black Ops III DLC Season Pass**, which features four DLC Map Packs planned for the year, as part of the discounted bundle offered at a suggested retail price of $49.99. Individual purchase of DLC Map Packs is at a suggested retail price of $15. Call of Duty: Black Ops III is rated M for Mature with Blood and Gore, Drug Reference, Intense Violence and Strong Language.
Call of Duty: Black Ops III Eclipse is available now on PlayStation 4 games and entertainment system from Sony, with other next-gen platform availability to follow*.
*Eclipse DLC content not available on PS3 or Xbox 360.
**Season Pass content not available on PS3 or Xbox 360. Downloadable content in the Season Pass may be sold separately. If you purchase the DLC Season Pass offering, do not also purchase these standalone DLC Map Packs, as you will be charged for them. DLC Season Pass and DLC Map Packs may not be available on all platforms or in all territories. Pricing and release dates may vary by platform. Call of Duty: Black Ops III game required; sold separately.
Treyarch is an award-winning video game studio, driven by the desire to create epic gameplay experiences that are enjoyed by as many video game fans as possible. It is an approach that has helped to make the studio an industry-leading game developer, whose Call of Duty®: Black Ops II set world-wide launch day records, and whose previous game Call of Duty®: Black Ops set an entertainment launch opening record upon its release in 2010 and continues to be one of the best-selling games of all time, according to NPD and GfK Chart-Track. Treyarch is wholly owned by Activision Publishing, Inc.
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