As promised, Activision and developer Treyarch have nailed down an April release date for Eclipse, the sophomore DLC pack bound for Call of Duty: Black Ops III.
As per the publisher’s exclusivity deal with Sony, the add-on will make its debut on PlayStation platforms first on April 19, before expanding to PC and Xbox systems about a month or so thereafter. In keeping with tradition, shooter fans can expect a total of four new multiplayer maps – Spire, Rift, Knockout and Verge – coupled with an all-new chapter in the frankly bonkers Black Ops III zombies campaign.
Entitled Zetsubou No Shima, today’s debut trailer for the expansion finds Dempsey, Nikolai, Takeo, and Richtofen stranded on a remote island in the Pacific Ocean. Overrun by the undead and new enemies, the isle is “home to a secret biological research lab experimenting with Element 115. Players will face new terrifying enemies, devastating traps, and classic Zombies side quests to enhance the Origins narrative.”
Look for the second Call of Duty: Black Ops III expansion to drop for PlayStation users next Tuesday, April 19. For a full rundown of each map and what to expect, check out the official descriptions below.
- 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