July 20th, 1969. Man first sets foot on the moon. August 23rd, 2011, zombies first set foot on the moon. While one can debate for hours whether the idea to put Zombies on the moon was a good idea in the first place, what’s hard to argue is the value of the latest Call of Duty: Black Ops map pack, Rezurrection which releases today, August 23rd on Xbox Live for 1200 MS Points/Fifteen Dollars.
Rezurrection is the first all Zombie map pack and features a plethora of content for the price point. Included are five Zombies maps, the original four maps from World at War and an all new map called Moon, which features low gravity battles against the zombie horde, and some new weapons (including dual wield ray guns).
In addition to the maps, players will also get access to a new theme and three previously unreleased Zombie music tracks. Players who purchased the Hardened or Prestige Edition(s) of Black Ops will get the map pack for free, and that includes the theme and the songs.
In addition to this, Treyarch announced that the new map Moon will also feature the song Nightmare by Avenged Sevenfold. Music tracks have become an Easter egg of sorts in the Zombies maps, featuring songs by other big name artists – as well as original Zombie tracks by Elena Siegman.
Treyarch also released a handful of screenshots from the map pack, check them out below:
As mentioned in earlier articles the $15.00 price point, which has been lauded by many in the past, seems very reasonable in this situation. The Zombie maps typically offer many gameplay elements and strategies for players, and the never ending waves of zombies present near-unlimited replayability. The inclusion of a theme and songs is just icing on the cake.
There will also be a Call of Duty: Black Ops double XP weekend from September 2nd through Monday September 5th to celebrate both the launch of Rezurrection and the upcoming Call of Duty XP event.
Will you be picking up Rezurrection?
Rezurrection is now available for the Xbox 360 and will most likely come to the PS3 and Steam in about a month’s time.