Keeping the trend of high-profile live-action trailers alive, the latest promotional video for Call of Duty: Ghosts ‘ upcoming ‘Onslaught’ DLC pack sets its sights on the possibility that CoD fans may have left the game behind.
If the weeks since Ghosts‘ release have brought with them a return to the daily grind, and endless interactions with friends, coworkers or loved ones, fear not: the developers are set to steal you away yet again – that’s the plan, anyway – with the new maps, weapons, and enemies arriving with Onslaught.
Starring Stephen Graham (Snatch, Gangs of New York) as the ringleader of Activision‘s troop of ‘CODnappers,’ the trailer makes the promise that there is more than enough content coming to lure even lapsed fans back to their consoles or keyboards. With new maps, alien invaders, and a horror movie icon, it’s a safe bet most CoD fans will find something to catch their eye.
Do you ever dream of an escape, a quick getaway from the everyday grind to just let loose and play a little Call of Duty? Well you’re in luck. Because you’re about to get CODnapped.
The CODnapper and his team of associates rescue unsuspecting fans from their ‘to do’ lists and everyday chores and deliver them to an oasis known as ONSLAUGHT, the first downloadable content pack available for Call of Duty®: Ghosts.
Besides the theatrics, the trailer shows off a bit more gameplay footage of the four new multiplayer maps – Fog, Bayview, Containment, and Ignition – as well as the Bonus Maverick Assault and Sniper Rifles (for the time being, we’ll overlook the fact that sprinting isn’t really Michael Myers’ ‘thing’). Additional maps have been a reliable source of cash flow for the Call of Duty series for years, but this may be one of the first times that aliens, not alleyways, are what fans are most anticipating.
The cooperative Extinction campaign is a genuinely new direction for the series, swapping out zombies for teleporting alien monsters. If the mode is strongly adopted by the community, or received with lukewarm enthusiasm, it could promise a new dimension to the franchise going forward (even if cooperative alien combat will be a whole new game on next-gen).
Which of ‘Onslaught’s additional content are you CoD fans most excited for: the maps, weapons, aliens or slashers? Sound off in the comments. ‘Onslaught’ arrives January 28, first on Xbox.
Call of Duty: Ghosts is available now for PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3 and PS4.
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