Call Of Duty: Black Ops – Annihilation Map Pack Exploding On PSN From July 28th

by on July 15, 2011

Call of Duty: Black Ops has been busy breaking all sorts of records since its release last Christmas, but the team hasn’t just sat on its laurels – with several batches of DLC already having been released. Well now, a month on from its Xbox 360 exclusive timed release, Sony are proud to announce that the Annihilation map pack with be coming to PlayStation 3 via the PlayStation Netwrok from July 28th. The Annihilation pack includes four new multiplayer maps and a new location to battle through in Zombie mode.

The new content is as follows:

Drive-In: This one-time American movie paradise once showed war movies; now it’s the location for one. The holes in the screen have been filled with snipers. The popcorn is stale, but they’re still serving up hot lead in the concession stand. “Drive-In is a small map, very fast paced,” says Treyarch’s Online Director, Dan Bunting (the nice bearded man from all those behind-the-scenes videos). “It’s similar to Nuketown in that it’s a fast, close-quarters map.”

Hazard: Ah, the Cuban good life! This swanky golf course features lush greens, oceanic driving ranges, and long-range sniping opportunities straight down its deadly fairway. Never mind getting a hole in one — try not to get lots of holes in you. Those skilled with assault rifles and sniper rifles will enjoy this one.

Silo: If you’ve ever said to yourself, “This is a great map, but what it really needs are missiles launching right next to my ear, so every time I line up to snipe someone, I pee myself instead” – and really, who hasn’t? – this is the map for you. Muddy sloped terrain, a smattering of construction equipment, and a few carefully placed sniper towers make this military outpost a tactical challenge regardless of game type.

Hangar 18: This one’s a tribute to the Groom Lake military base where the government developed the SR-71 Blackbird – or, depending on the conspiracy theories you choose to believe, where they stored a recovered alien spacecraft. Either way, you’ll be in an out of buildings frequently here, not to mention using a multi-million-dollar piece of reconnaissance aircraft for cover. But that’s not the only secret project it’s hiding. “Hangar 18 has a couple of fun easter eggs,” hints Bunting. “I can’t talk about them because it would ruin them.”

Shangri-La: Welcome to the jungle, where the Zombies have taken over an ancient shrine. But be extra careful – the environment’s many hidden tricks and deadly traps can be used against you as easily as your undead enemies. “It’s one of the more creative and clever map designs we’ve got so far,” says Bunting with pride. “The diehard fans are really going to appreciate the story hooks in this one as well.”

As Activision often like to do over following the release of new add-on content, the weekend after its launch will offer all Black Ops players double XP, across multiplayer gameplay. You can see a selection of screenshots that show off the new map packs added in this DLC below:

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The Call of Duty: Black Ops Annihilation map pack will be coming to PlayStation 3, via the PlayStation Network on July 28th It already launched on Xbox LIVE on June 28th, due to a 30-day exclusivity deal on all DLC.

Source: Official U.S. PlayStation Blog