A new Zombie game mode is joining The Call of Duty Black Ops 2’s latest DLC package Uprising as a separate map or gameplay. It will feature new celebrities – Chazz Palminten, Michael Madsen, Ray Liotta and Joe Pantoliano all playing their assigned roles in a new setting, the Alcatraz prison. The gameplay will have a mobster-like theme as shown by the fact that three of the characters are of Italian background.
Nevertheless, we are focusing on the zombies which make their fourth appearance in the Call of Duty franchise and the second in a non-traditional survival mode. The characters need to battle it out with the Zombies to get out of the island-prison with the use of improvised weaponry, blunt instruments, and a wonder weapon. The zombies were the prison’s guards and inmates trapped in the island and zombified in time and they had infested and overran the island unknown to the quartet. It will take all their mob-derived skills and experiences to fight the zombies to the end.
As for the wonder weapon, it has the familiar look of an acid sprayer and design of a shotgun combined into one. But whatever its final form is, its aim is the annihilation the zombies. The gameplay comes with the Uprising’s release in April 16 via Xbox Live. See video below for the map pack preview.
Activision and Treyarch might be keeping mum about any upcoming Black Ops 2 DLC, but partner retailers apparently have no qualms about keeping certain information quiet. A photo allegedly taken at Best Buy and posted on Twitter shows a Black Ops 2 Uprising poster, which as good as confirmed that the DLC is on its way.
The previous Black Ops 2 DLC gave 5 extra maps as well as introduced a new weapon and gaming mode. So far, there’s nothing to suggest that the Uprising DLC will offer more than the maps seen in the poster. Still, fans of Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 are undoubtedly stoked at all the information that has been shared about the new downloadable pack.
It’s now given that the next DLC will be called Black Ops 2 Uprising and that it will have several new maps. The 4 multiplayer ones are called Encore, Magma, Studio and Vertigo while the new map for the zombie mode is called Mob of the Dead. There’s no word yet on what gamers can expect regarding the storyline for the new maps, but there are rumors that the zombie map is set inside Alcatraz while Vertigo is set on a high-rise building’s rooftop.
Black Ops 2 Uprising is scheduled to be released on April 16 on the Xbox 360 and might hit PC and PS3 consoles one month later. The newest Black Ops 2 pack is allegedly priced at $ 15 apiece.
You’ve got to hand it to those intrepid gaming sleuths; they always manage to uncover new information about their beloved games. One Call of Duty community member recently noticed new information on the game’s official site which implied that the game’s new DLC will be called “Uprising.” Further research unveiled more gems like the latest DLC having a new zombie escapade and 2 new maps.
It has been rumoured that Uprising would have lesser content than the previously released Revolution which boasted of a DLC weapon, four multiplayer maps plus a new zombie mode and zombie map. Uprising, on the other hand, is said to only have one zombie map- the “Mob of the Dead.” The first Black Ops game also had a similar sounding map called “Call of the Dead” that showcased celebrities who turned into zombies. “Mob of the Dead” could be its follow-up, maybe with more celebrity zombies this time around. The new DLC is touted to also have two multiplayer maps, the Studio and Vertigo.
Fans of the game would probably recall that Vertigo was a map from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. However, there’s no news about what this map and the Vertigo map is about. But most Call of Duty gamers would attest that zombies are all the range these days, whether it’s in movies, TV shows or shooter games so it’s no small wonder why Treyarch has decided to prioritize zombies than multiplayer features in the upcoming DLC. There’s no word yet on when this alleged Black Ops 2 DLC will be coming, but hopefully it will happen soon.
Originally supposed to launch in the spring, the release of Plants vs Zombies 2 is now slated for ‘early summer 2013′, meaning fans of the popular game will have a little longer to wait. Announced in a press release (via Cult of Android), PopCap also revealed a limited beta of Plants vs Zombies Adventures on Facebook.
From the press release:
This marks the second imminent new installment in the Plants vs. Zombies franchise, as PopCap also confirmed today that Plants vs. Zombies 2, the sequel to the original blockbuster game, is slated to launch in early summer.
Launch time aside, nobody knows anything about the sequel, but we can take some educated guesses. New features, new plants, new zombies, and it might even be freemium, something that EA has started doing with other games recently. We should find out more in the coming months.
As the old saying goes, the best things in life are for free and this literally applies to today’s free applications (app) made available for tablets and slates. However, this was not the case for a kid named Danny Kitchen from Bristol, England.
Of course, these days’ kids are used to playing on their parent’s tablets (other kids even own one). For Danny, he wanted to play Zombies vs. Ninja which his parents’ agreed to given that the game was for free. What his parents did not know is that little Danny can actually make in-app purchases in the game. Shocking as it may seem, Danny had a total iTunes bill of £1,710.43 or about $ 2,570 in a span of 10 minutes!
To sum it up, Danny made 12 purchases of 333 keys which costs £69.99 each, 7 sets of 333 ecstasy bombs priced at £69.99 each, 5 sets of 9000 darts at £69.99 each, 5 sets of 4200 darts for £5.49 each and some more ecstasy bombs at £3.22 each. His mother, Mrs. Sharon Kitchen received an email confirming the purchases but disregarded it. This was later confirmed by her credit card company.
Apple for its part refunded the Kitchen’s money back. Their spokesperson also said that there are parental controls for all iOS devices that can be activated to prevent such mishaps from children.