Posted Tue Mar 29, 2016 at 11:25 AM PDT by Brian Hoss
PS3 owners get ready.
When it came to 'Call of Duty: Black Ops III' (review here), Activision made it clear that PS4, Xbox One, and PC were the premiere platforms while the PS3 and 360 versions would be comparatively minor. But now, it seems that the PS3 version is getting DLC. 'Call of Duty: Black Ops III Awakening' is coming to the PS3 on April 5th.
Included in 'Awakening' is the Zombies episode, 'Der Eisendrache,' and four DLC maps. On the PS3, 'Awakening' can only be bought as a single add-on. (It will be priced at $14.99, and there is now season pass option.) The PS3 version also includes a 'Awakening' static theme.
'Black Ops III: Awakening' will contain four multiplayer maps, 'Skyjacked,' 'Rise,' 'Splash,' and 'Gauntlet.' Here, from Treyarch, is a breakdown of the new maps:
Gauntlet: Grounded in a military training facility, Gauntlet plays up the core philosophy of Treyarch's classic three lane map structure with distinct variety in visuals and gameplay. Each of the three primary lanes has a unique environment as players battle through a sprawling jungle, sub-zero artic zone and rainy urban cityscape.
Splash: Set in an abandoned water theme park, this vibrant and playful map delivers an imaginative environment complete with waterslides, a wrecked pirate ship, , and a lazy river ride that winds through a fantastical forgotten city. Splash is designed to drive an open flow of combat, including plenty of opportunities for underwater gameplay.
Rise: Set in the snowy outskirts of Zurich, Rise is a Coalescence Corporation construction project for a massive subterranean research campus. The design of the map caters to a mix of classic Call of Duty cover combat alongside strategic core movement opportunities, with each section of the map offering distinctly different styles of gameplay.
Skyjacked: Set on a security VTOL in the clouds over urban Zurich, Skyjacked is a reimagined version of the popular Call of Duty®: Black Ops II multiplayer map Hijacked, and retains the same fast and frenetic gameplay from one of the most popular maps in Call of Duty® history, but with a twist. Skyjacked gives players the opportunity to explore the map in a variety of new ways thanks to the all-new core movement system in Black Ops III.
Naturally, the immediate highlight is 'Der Eisendrache.' This first chapter of 'Call of Duty: Black Ops III's DLC Zombies content is described as the Origin of zombies. The four characters included are Richtofen, Nicolai, Takeo, and Dempsey, and those four will enter into "an eerie medieval castle built upon an ancient site of unspeakable horror, massive deposits of Element 115 have recently been discovered."
'Awakening' can be purchased on its own (as a DLC pack) or as part of the season pass. (On the PS3 there is now Season Pass, there is just $14.99)
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