Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Activision

Call of Duty: Black Ops III bonus map The Giant gets new trailer

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Activision has released some more of their Comic-Con media. The latest is a video for The Giant bonus map for Black Ops III’s Zombies mode. Fans might recognize the locale as it’s from an old favorite, Der Riese. The Giant will be available in all of the collector’s editions: Juggernog, Hardened, and Digital Deluxe.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops III Zombies – Shadows of Evil revealed

Another gaming company making their mark at this year’s Comic-Con is Activision. The publisher revealed new details about Zombies in Treyarch’s upcoming entry in the Call of Duty franchise, Black Ops III. During Zombies Panel, it was announced that the game will include Zombies – Shadows of Evil, a new narrative-driven survival co-op mode featuring Jeff Goldblum, Heather Graham, Ron Perlman, and others. Adopting a noir-style theme, Shadows of Evil follows four characters (The Boxer, The Cop, the Femme-Fatale, and The Magician) as they fight to survive against an obscure enemy known as Shadow Man. The Juggernog Collector’s Edition was also on display, which will come with a Season Pass, The Giant map (a remake of Der Rise), and of course, a mini-fright modeled after the Juggernog Perk-a-Cola dispenser. Screenshots and pics of the different versions have been posted below.

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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Supremacy now on PSN, Steam

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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Supremacy, the title’s third download pack, is now available for PC, PS3, and PS4. The set includes four maps designed around the Exo Grapple mechanic, one of which is a revamped version of Highrise from Modern Warfare 2. Also included is the debut of Bruce Campbell in the next chapter of Exo Zombies. A full rundown on all of the additions is posted below.

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Trailer, eight-minute video released for Destiny: The Taken King

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Activision has a new trailer as well as a video breakdown for Destiny: The Taken King. Originally shown at Sony’s E3 press conference, the trailer offers the first glimpse at the upcoming add-on, while an eight-minute-long ‘vidoc’ provides a deeper look at what Bungie has in store. The expansion will add new subclasses along with new strikes, gear, and enemies. The latest threat is Oryx, the powerful Taken King who commands an army of corrupted taken that must be confronted in a new campaign.

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Activision and PlatinumGames team up for Transformers: Devastation

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PlatinumGames is a busy studio these days. Not only are they assisting with the upcoming sequel to Nier, but they are also working on a new Transformers title for Activision, Transformers: Devastation. The third-person action title will sport cel-shaded graphics along with a storyline inspired by the IDW comic book universe and some notable voice actors, including Frank Welker (Megatron, Soundwave) and Peter Cullen (Optimus Prime). Combat will be fast and combo heavy, as with other titles from PlatinumGames, and supplemented by upgrades and new weapons. The playable roster will include five Autobots: Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Sideswipe, Wheeljack, and Grimlock. Devastation is slated for release later this year.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops III multiplayer trailer released

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A new trailer revealing Call of Duty: Black Ops III’s multiplayer has been released by Activision and Treyarch. The video demonstrates how the new movement system works in conjunction with levels designed from the outset to allow for maneuvers to be chained together during combat. Players also get a glimpse at the nine Specialists, who have their own abilities and progression system, as well as the new weapon-customization options.

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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Supremacy to hit PSN, Steam in July

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Activision has announced that Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s third download pack, Supremacy, will go live on PSN and Steam on July 2. The set includes four maps, each of which has been designed to take advantage of the Exo Grapple mechanic, and one being a revamped Highrise from Modern Warfare 2. The pack also features the next entry in the Exo Zombies storyline, an entry that just so happens to introduce one Bruce Campbell. Additional details can be found below.

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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare gets a trailer for Exo Zombies Carrier

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A new trailer has gone live for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s Exo Zombies Carrier. The latest installment in Exo Zombies is included with the Supremacy download pack, which launches tomorrow on Live for Xbox 360 and Xbox One. Aside from continuing the story, Carrier also adds Bruce Campbell as Captain Lennox. Check it out below.

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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Supremacy detailed, dated for Live

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Activision has released details about Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s third downloadable pack, Supremacy. The add-on will include four new multiplayer maps, set in Colorado, London, Moscow, and Athens, the latter being an updated version of Modern Warfare 2’s ‘Highrise’; the next chapter of Exo Zombies, Carrier, which will add Bruce Campbell; and new weapons and enemies in Exo Zombies. Supremacy is slated to hit live on June 2, and as with the previous packs, it will debut on Live for Xbox 360 and Xbox One before making its way to PSN and Steam.

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Destiny Expansion II: House of Wolves out now on Live, PSN

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Bungie has released Destiny’s second expansion pack, House of Wolves. The download adds quite a bit, including the three-player co-op arena Prison of Elders, the weekly three-versus-three multiplayer event Trials of Osiris, the Strike mission The Shadow Thief, and new story missions and quests. Additionally, the level cap has been raised to 34, with gear ascension to increase the level of Legendary and Exotic kit. Other additions include a new social space within The Reef, which offers new bounties and rewards. There are also new weapons and armor, and three new versus multiplayer maps (Black Shield, Thieves’ Den, and Widow’s Court), with PlayStation versions receiving a time-exclusive fourth map, Timekeeper, set to head to Xbox this fall. And as a bonus for the entire community, all competitive maps from the first expansion, The Dark Below, are available to everyone.

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