All-New Descent DLC Pack Features Four Intense Multiplayer Maps Set
in Exotic Locales and the Next Chapter of the Origins Zombies Story
SANTA MONICA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Descent, the third DLC pack for Call of Duty®: Black
Ops III, the best-selling console video game on next generation
platforms*, is available today, first on PlayStation 4 with other
next-gen platforms to follow**. Published by Activision Publishing,
Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI)
and developed by Treyarch, Call of Duty®: Black Ops III Descent,
takes players across the globe to four new multiplayer locales and an
all-new Zombies experience in the classic Origins saga.
“From the beginning of development, Treyarch has been committed to
delivering the most epic gameplay experiences we have ever created. Descent
continues to make good on that promise, while answering the community’s
requests for a re-imagining of Raid, the beloved multiplayer map
from Call of Duty®: Black Ops II,” said Mark Lamia, Studio
Head, Treyarch. “In addition to four amazing Multiplayer maps, the
Zombies team is flat out bringing it with our newest chapter, Gorod
Krovi, harkening back to Treyarch’s roots, with a twisted Stalingrad
Call of Duty: Black Ops III Descent comes packed
with four new multiplayer maps that offer fans non-stop run and gun
action in a cryogenic penitentiary, a Viking hamlet, a robot death-match
arena and a contemporary reconstruction of an ancient Roman estate:
Empire: Fan favorite map Raid
returns, re-imagined in this classic, medium-sized map as an authentic
Roman villa, where a classic map structure mixes with the new gameplay
mechanics of Black Ops III.
Berserk: A Viking village frozen
in time enlists players to fight through blizzards, for control of the
center bridge. This medium-sized map features wooden buildings, deadly
rocky outcroppings, and tight chokepoints.
Cryogen: Located far in the Dead
Sea, this isolated compound holds some of the world’s most dangerous
criminals in frozen isolation. Sentry towers keep watch over the small
map’s circular design as frenetic combat and wall running attacks
Rumble: Gamers battle amongst
larger-than-life mechanized warriors in this medium-sized map, which
funnels high-speed combat to the central arena, where players battle
their way through fallen mechs and pyrotechnics.
Descent transports players to an alternate-timeline of
Stalingrad in the newest twisted chapter of the Origins Zombies
storyline, Gorod Krovi. Players face-off against a swarm of
mechanized zombie soldiers and avoid hell-fire from aerial dragon
assaults, all in the midst of a raging battle within the remnants of
Nikolai’s motherland. Gorod Krovi delivers a harrowing Zombies
experience, filled with horrifying new enemies, exciting new gameplay
mechanics and an epic set of undead-annihilating weapons.
Descent is now available on PlayStation 4 at a discounted
rate via the Call of Duty: Black Ops III DLC Season
Pass***, which features four DLC Map Packs planned for the year, as part
of the discounted bundle offered at a suggested retail price of $49.99.
Individual purchase of the DLC Map Packs, including Descent,
is at a suggested retail price of $15. Purchase Call of Duty:
Black Ops III Descent for PlayStation 4 to receive an
exclusive Gorod Krovi dynamic theme. Call of Duty: Black
Ops III is rated M for Mature with Blood and Gore, Drug
Reference, Intense Violence and Strong Language.
*Based on North American physical game sales as of April 1, 2016.
**Descent DLC content not available on PS3 or Xbox 360.
***Season Pass content not available on PS3 or Xbox 360. Downloadable
content in the Season Pass may be sold separately. If you
purchase the DLC Season Pass offering, do not also purchase these
standalone DLC Map Packs, as you will be charged for them. DLC
Season Pass and DLC Map Packs may not be available on all platforms or
in all territories. Pricing and release dates may vary by
platform. Call of Duty: Black Ops III game required; sold
Treyarch is an
award-winning video game studio, driven by the desire to create epic
gameplay experiences that are enjoyed by as many video game fans as
possible. It is an approach that has helped to make the studio behind
the Call of Duty®: Black Ops series of games, an industry-leading
developer. Call of Duty: Black Ops set an entertainment launch
opening record upon its release in 2010 and continues to be one of the
best-selling games of all time, according to NPD and GfK Chart-Track; Call
of Duty: Black Ops II set world-wide launch day records; and the
studio’s most recent Call of Duty: Black Ops III had the biggest
entertainment opening weekend of 2015, and was the #1 console game
globally for the calendar year. Additionally, Treyarch is the birthplace
of Call of Duty’s Zombies. Treyarch is wholly owned by Activision
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