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Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 'Revolution' DLC coming to PS3 later this month

The news just keeps getting better for PlayStation 3 owners. Not only are fans getting all of the back-logged Skyrim DLC this month, but Activision confirmed today that Call of Duty: Black Ops 2's Revolution DLC will be coming to PSN on February 28.

Revolution is the first of four DLC packs set to release throughout the year for Black Ops 2. It offers four new multiplayer maps, a new Zombies co-op map, the Peacekeeper SMG, and a new mode that allows you to play as a zombie.

  • Hydro: Located in Pakistan, this hydro-electric plant comes complete with a lethal spillway that floods with very little warning.
  • Grind: Set in a skate park in Venice Beach (the birthplace of skateboarding!), quarter-pipes and curved surfaces drive players away from easy cover and into intense firefights.
  • Downhill: A ski resort in the French Alps, this snowy map is complete with a moving gondola system that can both offer cover and crush you to death.
  • Mirage: Located in China’s Gobi Desert, this luxury resort has been ravaged by a sandstorm.

As Activision's Dan Amrich noted, Mirage is the first Black Ops 2 map where Domination takes place in a triangular flag pattern instead of a linear one. As for the other features, the Peacekeeper SMG is described as having a "small form factor of a compact submachine gun, but the range of an assault rifle. It’s actually rated two points higher in range than the longest-range SMG in the game, the MSMC."

"It’s not the overpowered monster that I think some gamers were afraid it might be, but it will likely become a very popular choice for the short-to-medium range specialists out there. And once you level it up along with the rest of your SMGs, it too can sport gold and diamond camos," Amrich added.

Revolution also offers two pieces of content for the popular Zombies mode. The first is a new level titled Die Rise. This new level takes place in a shattered skyscraper.

"The verticality of this level makes it feel unlike other Zombies experiences; you’re constantly finding new places above and below, exploring the rubble, locating parts for buildables, and even finding surprises in the very unsafe elevators," Amrich explained.

Lastly, a new mode called Turned will allow you, for the first time ever in a Call of Duty game, to play as a zombie. In this mode, one player is human while the other three are zombies; the winner is the person who can survive as the human for the longest period of time.

Pricing for the Revolution DLC on PS3 has not yet been announced, but Amrich expects it will fall in line with previous packs. For comparison, Revolution was sold on Xbox 360 for 1200 Microsoft Points, or $15.

In other PS3 DLC news, today marks the release of Skyrim's Dragonborn add-on pack for PlayStation 3. Look out for the rest of the Skyrim DLC later this month.

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