The first big chunk of DLC for Black Ops 3 is ready to drop at the beginning of upcoming year, and as per the new deal with Sony, it's coming first to PS4.
The mini-expansion is called Awakening and it will feature new content for the Zombies mode plus four new multiplayer maps. The undead have this time invaded Austria, and four Origin characters called Richtofen, Nicolai, Takeo and Dempsey must uncover the secrets of a medieval castle. The zombie-filled adventure is called Der Eisendrache (The Iron Dragon).
You can read descriptions from the press release regarding the new maps, and below you can feast your eyes on the attached trailer. Awakening will be released on February 2 on PlayStation 4, but the release date for other platforms is still to be confirmed.
· Gauntlet: Grounded in a military training facility, Gauntlet plays up the core philosophy of Treyarch's classic three lane map structure with distinct variety in visuals and gameplay. Each of the three primary lanes has a unique environment as players battle through a sprawling jungle, sub-zero arctic zone and rainy urban cityscape.
· Splash: Set in an abandoned water theme park, this vibrant and playful map delivers an imaginative environment complete with waterslides, a wrecked pirate ship and a lazy river ride that winds through a fantastical forgotten city. Splash is designed to drive an open flow of combat, including plenty of opportunities for underwater gameplay.
· Rise: Set in the snowy outskirts of Zurich, Rise is a Coalescence Corporation construction project for a massive subterranean research campus. The design of the map caters to a mix of classic Call of Duty cover combat alongside strategic core movement opportunities, with each section of the map offering distinctly different styles of gameplay.
· Skyjacked: Set on a security VTOL in the clouds over urban Zurich, Skyjacked is a reimagined version of the popular Call of Duty®: Black Ops II multiplayer map Hijacked and retains the same fast and frenetic gameplay from one of the most popular maps in Call of Duty® history, but with a twist. Skyjacked gives players the opportunity to explore the map in a variety of new ways thanks to the all-new core movement system in Black Ops III.