It's time for the first official look at the Revolution DLC for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2.
The rumors first came to light a few days ago, but now it's official and it turns out that most of what we heard was correct. Revolution, the first DLC release for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, will contain four new multiplayer maps, an original zombies map and a new weapon, the "Peacemaker" SMG.
"Downhill," the first of the four multiplayer maps, is set on the ski slopes of the French Alps, complete with a lodge and gondola system, while "Hydro" goes down on a hydroelectric dam in Pakistan. "Mirage" features both long-range and close-quarters combat in a destroyed resort in the "sandstorm-devastated Gobi Desert" - echoes of Spec Ops: The Lines, perhaps? - while "Grind" wraps things up among the ramps and half-pipes of a massive skate part in Venice Beach.
The zombie action happens in China, amongst the collapsed skyscrapers of a destroyed city in a map called "Die Rise." Perhaps the most interesting feature is the addition of the new "Turned" game mode that finally gives players a taste of how the other side lives by letting them play as zombies.
Black Ops 2: Revolution comes out on January 29 for the Xbox 360 and will cost 1200 Microsoft points, and is also included in the Black Ops 2 DLC Season Pass. Release dates for other platforms have not yet been announced.