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Call Of Duty: Black Ops – Escalation Content Pack

CallOfDutyBlackOps_LogoThe upcoming Escalation content pack contains lots of lovely new locations for the mega-hit Call of Duty: Black Ops game. If you’re tired of the same old Black Ops maps then you’ll be itching to get hold of these beauties.

At the moment this content pack is exclusive to the Xbox 360. No word of a release date for PlayStation 3 or PC yet.

The pack includes these multiplayer maps:

  • Stockpile – Remote Russian farm town with secret WMD facilities
  • Zoo – Abandoned Soviet Russian Zoo
  • Convoy – Ambushed US military convoy
  • Hotel – Roof of a luxury Cuban hotel

However, there is one more tasty treat within this map pack, namely Call of the Dead. This map is inspired by the zombietastic films of legendary director George A. Romero. Set on suitably spooky standard freighter in Siberia, players must try and escape the undead horde. The playable character models feature the voices and likenesses of 4 Hollywood stars:

  • Michael Rooker – Mallrats
  • Sarah Michelle Gellar – Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  • Danny Trejo – From Dusk Till Dawn
  • Robert Englund – Nightmare On Elm Street

Even George A. Romero makes an appearance in this brilliant Call of the Dead trailer.

I’m not a big fan of the Call of Duty games, but I do like the look of the Call of the Dead. Zombies, gore, violence and Freddy Krueger. What’s not to like? Although, Sarah Michelle Gellar’s character model does look a bit crap and lifeless. She’s at risk of being mistaken for one of the zombie horde herself. Also Sarah’s now got a much bigger set of boobs! Seriously Treyarch, get a little carried away in the breast department did we?

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Update 3rd May 2011: The content pack (986mb) is available now on Xbox LIVE. Here’s a direct link to the English [EN] pack on so you can start downloading it. NOTE: For those people outside the UK, please make sure you download the pack that matches your Black Ops disc. e.g. Russian users must download the [RU] version of the pack. Check before you buy.

The Escalation content pack will be available on the 3rd May 2011 on Xbox 360 for 1200 MS points. Call of Duty: Back Ops is available now on PlayStation 3, PC and Xbox 360.