Activision and Treyarch Set to Deliver One of Its Most Creative & Ambitious DLC Offerings to Date with Call of Duty®: Black Ops II Uprising – Available First, Exclusively on Xbox LIVE on April 16

Thu Apr 4, 2013 1:00pm EDT

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A Volcanic Town Overflown with Hot Lava.A Reimagining of Call of Duty: Black
Ops` "Firing Range" Map.And Zombie Mobsters in Alcatraz.Yep…You Read That
Correctly - Uprising`s All-New Zombies Adventure "Mob of the Dead" Brings
Together Iconic Hollywood Mobsters and Pits Them Against the Undead in the
World`s Most Inescapable Prison
SANTA MONICA, Calif.--(Business Wire)--
Call of Duty fans are set to receive another premium offering of Downloadable
Content (DLC) with Call of Duty: Black Ops II Uprising on April 16. The game`s
second, epic DLC pack of the year from award-winning studio Treyarch and
Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard
(Nasdaq: ATVI), will be available first, exclusively on Xbox LIVE for the Xbox
360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft beginning on April 16,
with other platforms to follow. Call of Duty: Black Ops II Uprising will include
four new exotic multiplayer maps, plus an exciting new Zombies experience called
"Mob of the Dead" that takes players to Alcatraz with four of the actors behind
some of Hollywood`s most iconic mobsters, including Ray Liotta, Chazz
Palminteri, Joe Pantoliano, and Michael Madsen. 

"With Uprising, the team has really outdone itself again," said Mark Lamia,
Treyarch`s Studio Head. "In addition to creating four amazing new multiplayer
maps, the Studio has been hard at work on the Zombies front to surpass what we
accomplished with `Call of the Dead.` What they`ve done this time around is
nothing Zombies fans have seen before - and if you don`t believe me, just wait
until you get into Purgatory." 

Following tradition of the original Call of Duty: Black Ops fan-favorite Zombies
mode "Call of the Dead," Call of Duty: Black Ops II Uprising`s wildly creative
new "Mob of the Dead" Zombies experience finds the four prohibition-era
mobsters, Billy Handsome (Liotta), Al "The Weasel" Arlington (Pantoliano),
Salvatore "Sal" DeLuca (Palmentiri), and Michael "Finn" O`Leary (Madsen) serving
time in Alcatraz Prison, only to discover that being behind bars is the least of
their problems. With plans to break out of Alcatraz foiled by the rise of the
undead, the quartet of inmates will have to lean on their mob-derived skills
with firearms, blunt instruments and improvised weaponry as they battle the
zombies infesting and overrunning the island. In order to survive, players must
work their way through the steel cells and aging concrete buildings while
fighting off a multitude of zombified prisoners and guards trapped on the island
with them. Additionally, if a player becomes an unfortunate victim, "Mob of the
Dead`s" new feature known as "Purgatory" sends players into the afterlife. This
new twist on Zombies gameplay is ripe with its own set of objectives, and offers
fans a truly new and unique experience. 

Uprisingalsodelivers another four new, exotic and diverse multiplayer maps set
around the globe for fans to jump into. "Magma" is a modern Japanese village
with volcanic eruptions carving multiple paths throughout the town. "Encore"
takes place in the aftermath of a deserted London music festival and leaves
numerous opportunities for run-and-gun, close quarters combat. "Vertigo" is a
futuristic high rise in India housing a high-tech lab featuring dizzying vistas
and multi-tiered pathways. Finally, "Studio" is a contemporary remake of "Firing
Range," a fan-favorite multiplayer map from the original Call of Duty: Black
Ops. "Studio" is a Hollywood movie back lot with a variety of cinematic themes
that range from Sci-Fi to the Old West. 

Call of Duty: Black Ops II Uprisingwill be available first, exclusively on Xbox
LIVE for 1200 Microsoft Points on April 16. The Uprising DLC Map Pack is also
included in the Call of Duty: Black Ops II DLC Season Pass*, where fans can
purchase all four epic DLC Map Packs planned for the year, and also receive the
Nuketown Zombies bonus map, and an exclusive in-game calling card as part of the
discounted bundle offered at a suggested retail price of $49.99 or 4000
Microsoft Points - a discount of 800 Microsoft Points off the individual
purchase of all four DLC Map Packs**. 

Call of Duty: Black Ops II is rated "M" (Mature - Blood and Gore, Intense
Violence, Strong Language, Suggestive Themes, Use of Drugs - content suitable
for persons ages 18 and older) by the ESRB. More information on Call of Duty:
Black Ops II can be found at or on Fans can also follow @Treyarch on Twitter. 

About Treyarch

Treyarch is an industry-leading game developer, wholly owned by Activision
Publishing, Inc. whose Call of Duty: Black Ops II set world-wide launch day
records, and whose previous game Call of Duty: Black Opsset an entertainment
launch opening record upon its release in 2010 and continues to be one of the
best-selling games of all time, according to NPD and GfK Chart-Track. 

About Activision Publishing, Inc.

Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision Publishing, Inc. is a
leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive
entertainment and leisure products. 

Activision maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, Brazil, Mexico, the United
Kingdom, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Spain, Norway, Denmark, the
Netherlands, Australia, South Korea, mainland China and the region of Taiwan.
More information about Activision and its products can be found on the company`s

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Duty: Black Ops II DLC release date of April 16, 2013, are forward-looking
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*Downloadable content in the Season Pass may be sold separately. If you purchase
the DLC Season Pass, do not also purchase these standalone DLC Map Packs, as you
will be charged for them. DLC Season Pass and DLC Map Packs may not be available
on all platforms or in all territories. Pricing and release dates may vary by
platform. Call of Duty: Black Ops II game required; sold separately. 

**Based on DLC Season Pass suggested retail price of 4000 Microsoft Points and
four DLC Map Packs at a suggested retail price of 1200 Microsoft Points each.

Activision Publishing, Inc.
Robert Taylor, Sr. Publicist

Copyright Business Wire 2013

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