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Call of Duty: Black Ops 3's next map pack remakes a World at War classic


Call of Duty: Black Ops 3's next map pack includes a remake of Banzai, one of the most popular maps from Treyarch's World at War.

Eclipse features four new maps as well as the next chapter in zombies.

The four new maps are Spire, Rift, Knockout and Verge, the latter of which is a re-imagining of World at War's Banzai. Here's the official blurb on each:

Spire: Spire takes multiplayer combat to a futuristic sub-orbital airport terminal set high in the clouds. Multiple levels and open areas promote intense, mid-range combat around a clean, high-tech civilian environment. Watch your step, because one wrong move could send you plummeting back through the stratosphere.

Rift: Head to the core of a harsh futuristic military complex, set high above an active caldera. Rift funnels and forces tight, intense engagements, where the only way through is forward. Utilise the unique core movement opportunities to outsmart and outplay enemies as you traverse the suspended rail system.

Knockout: Housed in a traditional Shaolin Temple with a retro twist, Knockout sets the stage for a bloody Kung Fu tournament. This mid-sized map showcases a sharp contrast between the mid-range engagements of the traditional exterior architecture and the tight close-quarters of an eclectic 1970's styled interior.

Verge: In this re-imagination of the classic Call of Duty: World at War map, Banzai, Verge drops multiplayer combat into the centre of a distant post-apocalyptic future, where two warring factions are entrenched in constant battle. Take control of the key bridge, fortresses, tunnel systems and waterfalls as you engage in high-speed action through this medium-sized map.

The next zombies chapter is called Zetsubou No Shima. It's set on a remote Pacific island which is home to the Division 9 biological research lab. The video, below, sets the scene.

Eclipse comes out on PlayStation 4 first, as per Sony's exclusivity deal with Activision for Call of Duty map packs, on 19th April. PC and Xbox One follow. Eclipse won't come to PS3 or Xbox 360.

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