Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Activision

Call of Duty storms App Store with Call of Duty: Strike Team

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iOS received its Call of Duty debut today with the release of Call of Duty: Strike Team. The latest from developer The Blast Furnace is the first mobile entry for the series, and it’s also the first to prominently feature a focus on shifting perspectives. Players are tasked with commanding a squad of up to four Strike Team members, customizing their skills and gear, in hot spots around the globe. A third-person perspective allows commanders to get a better view of the battlefield, while a first-person view offers a ground-level view of the action. Strike Team includes a story-driven, single-player campaign, Survival Mode, and leaderboard support.

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Android, Apple Handheld

Call of Duty: Black Ops II – Apocalypse to go live Sept. 26 for PC, PS3

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The Call of Duty: Black Ops II Season Pass is set to come to an end soon for PC and PS3 gamers with the announcement that Apocalypse, the last drop, will launch on September 26. Apocalypse will include four new multiplayer maps and a new Zombies mode, Origins. The maps, detailed below, include Pod, Frost, Takeoff (based off of Stadium from Black Ops’ First Strike pack), and Dig (an adaptation of World at War’s Courtyard). Origins transports Zombies players to a Dieselpunk-styled World War I-era France where they will fight alongside four old comrades (Tank, Nikolai, Takeo, and Rictofen).

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PC News, PlayStation 3 News

Skylanders Swap Force set to release this fall for 3DS

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Skylanders will be venturing out into handhelds again this fall with the launch of Skylanders Swap Force for 3DS. The n-Space-developed entry will feature a new story, new levels, and three new starter-pack characters (Free Ranger, Rattle Shake, Volcanic, and Eruptor). The story follows the attack on Boomtown, the hometown of Flynn, and the kidnap of Cali by a new villain, Count Monkeybone. Players must save the town and Cali from this new menace.

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3DS

Call of Duty: Black Ops II – Apocalypse launches for 360

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Call of Duty: Black Ops II – Apocalypse, the final downloadable pack for the Season Pass, is now available on Live Marketplace. The drop includes a new Zombies mode, Origins, and four multiplayer maps. The maps, detailed below, include Pod, Frost, Takeoff (based off of Stadium from Black Ops’ First Strike pack), and Dig (an adaptation of World at War’s Courtyard). Origins is set in a Dieselpunk-styled World War I-era France and features the return of four heroes (Tank, Nikolai, Takeo, and Rictofen). New screenshots were also released.

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Xbox 360 News

Bungie releases new Destiny trailer, Out Here in the Wild

A new video has been release for Bungie’s upcoming shooter Destiny. The nearly five-minute-long clip, titled Out Here in the Wild, covers the studio’s motivations behind their design choices, as well as more about weapon design, character growth and online play.

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PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 4 News, Xbox 360 News, Xbox One News

Call of Duty: Ghosts upgrade announced, current to next gen for $10

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Sony’s publisher-specific upgrade promotion we mentioned yesterday, as part of a plan to ease the transition to PS4 by allowing PS3 owners to purchase digital versions of PS4 titles for a discounted price, has been detailed a bit more by Activision. The publisher announced today that gamers who purchase the PS3 version of Call of Duty: Ghosts will be able to upgrade to the PS4 version for $10 for a limited time. However, they also announced that they have struck a deal with Amazon and GameStop to allow Xbox 360 owners the same opportunity, who will now be able to upgrade to the Xbox One version for $10. There are also plans to allow for Season Pass Content and in-game progress to be transferred over at no charge for a limited time.

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PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 4 News, Xbox 360 News, Xbox One News

Call of Duty: Ghosts Multiplayer live stream kicking off shortly

Gamers eager to find out what Call of Duty: Ghosts has in store for multiplayer will be able to get their fill today with Infinity Ward’s live stream reveal. Check out the video above to see what all is in store. The event begins shortly, at 10:30 a.m. (PDT)/12:30 p.m. (CST).

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PC News, PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 4 News, Wii U, Xbox 360 News

Call of Duty: Black Ops II – Apocalypse detailed, trailer released

Activision has announced Treyarch’s final downloadable pack for Black Ops II’s Season Pass, Apocalypse. The fourth pack will include four multiplayer maps and a new mode for Zombies called Origins. The maps, detailed below, include Pod, a utopian community abandoned in the 1970s; Frost, a European city covered in snow and split by a frozen canal; Takeoff, a map based off of Stadium from Black Ops’ First Strike pack; and Dig, an adaptation of World at War’s Courtyard. Origins takes Zombies into a “Dieselpunk-stylized World War I-era France” (excellent!) where four heroes from the first map—Tank, Nikolai, Takeo, and Rictofen—return to help in the trenches.

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DLC, PC News, PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Call of Duty: Black Ops II – Vengeance launches for PC, PS3

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Call of Duty: Black Ops II – Vengeance, the latest DLC pack from Treyarch, is now available for PC and PS3. The $14.99 add-on features four multiplayer maps, detailed below, and two additions for Zombies: Ray Gun Mark II and Buried. Buried is a new mode that has players team up with returning characters to protect an Old West mining town from a zombie invasion.

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PC News, PlayStation 3 News

Infinity Ward to debut Call of Duty: Ghosts multiplayer live on Aug. 14

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A livestream reveal of Call of Duty: Ghosts’ multiplayer component will air later this month, according to Activision. The studio has announced that Infinity Ward will be holding a global reveal on August 14 at 10:30 a.m. (PDT) at CallofDuty.com. The release noted that the event “will go in-depth on all things multiplayer,” so mark those calenders, fellow virtual warriors.

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