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Black Ops III Second DLC Is Eclipse: Four New Maps, More Zombies

Ready to suit up and head back out?

If you've put aside Call of Duty: Black Ops III in recent months, you'll have to pick it back up again, 'cuz the second expansion isn't far off.

Activision and Treyarch have announced the second round of DLC for last year's shooter: It's called Eclipse and it will debut on PlayStation 4 on April 19, and then release a little later on Xbox One and PC (per the previously established timed exclusivity deal with Sony). As you might expect, Eclipse boasts four new multiplayer maps and, of course, more Zombies action. Here are the maps and a description of each, courtesy of Activision:

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.

The new Zombies map is called Zetsubou No Shima, and it continues the story of the Black Ops Origins characters. Set in a Division 9 biological research lab on a remote Pacific island, you will find bizarre experiments being conducted on animals, plants, and even humans. But obviously, something has gone seriously awry because the lab is now crawling with all sorts of nasty demons...sounds very Resident Evil-ish, doesn't it? Said Activision in a statement:

"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."

Eclipse will retail for $15, though if you picked up the $50 DLC Pass, it will come to you at no extra charge. And here's a peek at Zetsubou No Shima:

Related Game(s): Call of Duty: Black Ops III

Tags: call of duty black ops iii, black ops 3 dlc, black ops iii eclipse

3/31/2016 9:16:13 PM John Shepard

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