Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Activision

Call of Duty: Black Ops III Zombies Chronicles out for console, PC

The download-only Zombies compilation, Call of Duty: Black Ops III Zombies Chronicles, has gone live. The release, which requires Black Ops III, includes eight maps from the various Treyarch-developed entries: World at War, Black Ops, and Black Ops II. All of the maps have been enhanced with “vibrant current-generation visuals, enhanced lighting, revamped character models and environments, and updated AI and audio systems.” Custom weapons are also available across all of the maps: Nacht der Untoten (Abandoned Bunker), Verruckt (Wittenau Sanitorium), and Shi No Numa (Jungle Swamp) from World at War; Kino Der Toten (Theater of the Dead), Ascension (Soviet Cosmodrome), Shangri-la (Exotic Jungle Shrine), and Moon (Lunar Base) from Black Ops; and Origins (WWI France) from Black Ops II.

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E3 2017: Activision – Destiny 2 pushed up, Crash, Call of Duty: WWII

Activision hit E3 with a focus on three series: Call of Duty, Crash, and Destiny. The studio released new trailers for Call of Duty: WWII, highlighting multiplayer gameplay, and some more in-game footage from Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy. Most of the news surrounded Destiny 2, which has a new, earlier release date for consoles: September 6. PC gamers will be able to grab it off Battle.Net on October 24. A new cinematic story trailer was also revealed, “Our Darkest Hour,” featuring the latest baddie Dominus Ghaul.

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Destiny 2 livestream reveals Guided Games, Countdown, new screens

As mentioned yesterday, Bungie hosted a livestream event today debuting gameplay from Destiny 2. The story will allow players to once again don the armor of a Guardian, solo or with a friend, this time to take down the Red Legion. But the stream emphasized that players do not need previous experience with the series to follow the story. Given that it will be available for PC, and on Battle.Net at that, the game is being represented as a fresh start. Two features were also revealed, Guided Games and Countdown. The former allows players to search for teammates to tackle activities without having a set group, absent in some modes in Destiny, while the latter is a new competitive mode. A host of new screenshots have been released showing some of the content covered and can be found below.

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Bungie to livestream Destiny 2 gameplay tomorrow

Bungie will be hosting a premier livestream tomorrow for Destiny 2. Slated to begin at noon (CST), the stream will broadcast from an airplane hangar in Hawthorne, California, with developers demonstrating new mechanics during a first look at gameplay. To check it out, head over and bookmark their Twitch channel.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops III Zombies Chronicles overview video up

A new trailer has gone live for the recently announced Call of Duty: Black Ops III Zombies Chronicles. The latest video features an overview of the gameplay from the upcoming compilation. Chronicles is set to bring together eight maps from a variety of Treyarch-developed titles, complete with updated graphics and the ability to use weapons from throughout the series.

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Treyarch reveals Call of Duty: Black Ops III Zombies Chronicles

Fans of the Zombies mode in Call of Duty will soon find a different kind of offering on Live, PSN, and Steam. Call of Duty: Black Ops III Zombies Chronicles will include eight maps across the Treyarch-developed entries (World at War, Black Ops, and Black Ops II). The maps are being “completely remastered from the ground-up, delivering many of the classic, thrilling Zombies origins storylines with stunning visuals, enhanced audio and new gameplay, all updated for today’s generation of consoles.” AI is also said to be undergoing an update. Additionally, players will be able to use custom weapons, including guns found in Black Ops III, across all of the maps: Nacht der Untoten (Abandoned Bunker), Verruckt (Wittenau Sanitorium), and Shi No Numa (Jungle Swamp) from World at War; Kino Der Toten (Theater of the Dead), Ascension (Soviet Cosmodrome), Shangri-la (Exotic Jungle Shrine), and Moon (Lunar Base) from Black Ops; and Origins (WWI France) from Black Ops II.

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Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy gameplay video features Crash 2

A new gameplay trailer has been released in anticipation of Crash’s imminent return to gaming. The video features the Sewer or Later level from Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back, one of the games included in Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy. A narrator highlights some of the graphical and audio improvements made over the original. A pre-order bonus was also revealed, the Friends Pack, which will bundle the Bear It Dynamic Theme along with avatars of Polar and Aku Aku.

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PlayStation 4 News

Call of Duty returns to 1940s this November with Call of Duty: WWII

Beginning on November 3, players will once again re-deploy throughout the battlefields of Europe in Call of Duty: WWII. The story will find players trekking across multiple fronts as members of the 1st Infantry Division, experiencing “gritty realism, authenticity and cinematic intensity on an epic scale.” Multiplayer will feature a narrative-driven mode with the ability to create a class, a Headquarters to socialize with other players, and maps set throughout Europe. Nazi Zombies will also return with a standalone storyline. PS4 pre-orders will receive access to the Private Beta, which is set for later this year. In addition to the standard edition, players can pre-order the $99.99 Digital Deluxe Edition with the Season Pass or the $99.99 Pro Edition with the Season Pass and a SteelBook case.

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Call of Duty: WWII in development at Sledgehammer

Activision has officially revealed that Call of Duty will be going back in time with the next entry, Call of Duty: WWII. Players can find out more when developer Sledgehammer Games shows what they have in store during a worldwide reveal livestream on Wednesday, April 26. Studio co-heads Michael Condrey and Glen Schofield will be guiding viewers through a first look and detail their plans for the game. The event will kick off at noon CallofDuty.com.

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Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare – Continuum gets new trailer, screens

Infinity Ward has released a new trailer for the recently revealed Continuum. The multiplayer-focused video runs two minutes long, offering a glimpse at the new maps, and was released alongside a handful of new screenshots. The second DLC map pack for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare adds four maps, which are detailed below, and a 1970s-themed add-on for Zombies.

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