Monday, April 11, 2011

Call of Duty Black Ops Expansion Announced

In case you have been living in a cave the past couple years (or just simply not into video games in the action genre and prefer your simple and free versions of Minesweeper and Solitaire) the Call of Duty franchise has taken the video game industry by storm. The latest installment (Call of Duty: Black Ops) was released on November 9th in the US and within its first five days of being on the shelves sold 2 MILLION COPIES!  Within those 5 days it was also stated by Activision that the game grossed $650 MILLION DOLLARS!

Activision and Treyarch just announced that they are going to be rolling out the new content pack on May 3rd through XBox Live.  Check out the official press release for more info:

"The global phenomenon that is Call of Duty®: Black Ops, which has set video game and entertainment records, is poised to raise the stakes on May 3rd with the release of its second content pack Call of Duty®: Black Ops Escalation. Call of Duty: Black Ops continues to attract millions of gamers around the world online, logging more than 2 billion hours played and counting. The game's debut content pack, First Strike, shattered Xbox LIVE® launch records upon its release in February when it surpassed 1.4 million downloads in the first 24 hours alone. The follow up content pack, Escalation, will launch first on Xbox LIVE and features four all-new multiplayer maps, and a Zombies experience like none before it

"In crafting the Escalation multiplayer maps – Zoo, Convoy, Hotel and Stockpile – the team developed them to be distinct experiences in their own right, giving players the variety they crave in both setting and gameplay," said Treyarch Studio Head, Mark Lamia. "And I don't want to spoil any surprises for Zombies fans, but Call of the Dead takes it to a whole new level."

Developed by Treyarch and published by Activision Publishing, Inc., Call of Duty: Black Ops is rated "M" (Mature) by the ESRB for Blood and Gore, Intense Violence and Strong Language. For additional Call of Duty updates, visit and also via Twitter @Treyarch.

Additionally, to celebrate the upcoming release of Escalation, Treyarch will host a Double XP weekend beginning Friday, May 6th.

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