Treyarch and Activision have today revealed details around the first pack of downloadable content for Call of Duty: Black Ops, called First Strike. News of this pack first broke in December, but today its 5 new maps – 4 for multiplayer and one for the zombie game mode – have been detailed in YouTube video form. The pack will hit Xbox Live on Feb. 1st for 1200 Microsoft Points. No word on a release date for PC and PS3.
First Strike’s maps bring some new features to getting owned by pre-pubescant FPS prodigies. Kowloon brings the rooftop battle of the single player campaign to multiplayer, with the addition of ziplines to your battles. Discovery is a craggy arctic research facility split in half by a chasm that looks to create some cool pinch points and bottlenecks. Berlin Wall is pretty self explanatory, and apparently a haven for snipers. Stadium will see a lot of close quarter combat in the mezzanines around a hockey rink. Finally, the zombie map Ascension is, well it’s the one map not shown in this clip.
I’m somewhat saddened to see these trends of high-priced maps and console exclusivity continue. But Xbox 360 are surely glad to be getting their thumbs on these maps first, and I know there are plenty of gamers out there who’d pay pretty much whatever Activision wants to charge.