Modern Warfare 3 is only three short months away but that hasn’t stopped Treyarch from keeping their latest blockbuster Call of Duty installment, Black Ops, in the headlines – through a steady string of DLC packs. As we previously reported, the next (and potentially final) map pack, titled “Rezurrection,” is an all-zombie mode offering that brings back four classic zombie maps and adds one new (low gravity) playground for zombie killing.
In honor of Rezurrection, and the “Moon” map, Treyarch has released a brand new “Zombie Labs” trailer for Black Ops featuring a mix of lunar live-action footage and gameplay.
So far the Black Ops map packs have been somewhat of a mixed bag, producing an overarching sense of “sameyness” as each subsequent map pack debuted. In our “First Strike” review, we praised Treyarch for delivering some especially entertaining multiplayer killing fields but by the time we reviewed “Annihiliation,” the standard, but high, $15.00 cost of entry began to undercut the value of the mostly cookie-cutter DLC. That said, an all-zombie pack that features a map with crazy physics might be just enough to shake-up the formula and deliver one of the best add-on packs yet.
Check out the Black Ops: Zombie Labs Rezurrection Trailer below:
The live-action portion of the trailer is entertaining enough but, unsurprisingly, the real star of the show is the footage from the new Black Ops “Moon” map – specifically watching astronauts floating around and popping zombie head shots. The footage is reminiscent of pre-jet pack custom Halo maps, where floaty physics allowed players to pull off some hilarious aerial kills.
Of course, Moon is only one of the five maps featured in the Rezurrection pack – as the four classic World at War maps also return: Nacht Der Untoten, Verruckt, Shi No Numa, and Der Riese. As mentioned in the trailer, Rezurrection will also include a “Moon” theme and three previously unreleased Zombies soundtrack tracks. Players who already received the World at War maps, via a purchase of the Hardened or Prestige edition of Black Ops, will receive the extra “Moon” map and other Rezurrection content for free.
Call of Duty: Black Ops is currently available for the PS3, Xbox 360 and PC, and Rezurrection will land August 23rd on Xbox Live for 1200 Microsoft points, with the DLC presumably hitting the PS3 and PC a month later just like other Call of Duty map packs.