The epic climax of Activision and Treyarch's Call of Duty: Black Ops II Downloadable Content (DLC) Season Pass culminates with Apocalypse. Available first on the Xbox Live online entertainment network from Microsoft on August 27, the game's fourth and final DLC Pack delivers four thrilling and diverse multiplayer maps, and the all-new wildly creative Zombies experience — "Origins".
With Apocalypse, Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, and its award-winning studio Treyarch have partnered with award-winning Warner Bros. Records rock band AVENGED SEVENFOLD, who contribute the song "Shepherd Of Fire" from their upcoming album "Hail To The King" to the Zombies experience, which will be featured in the intro cinematic video for "Origins". Along with AVENGED SEVENFOLD, famed comics illustrator and painter Alex Ross has also lent his talent to "Origins", providing original art that features the original Zombies heroes. One of the most esteemed comic book artists of all time, Ross is most famous for his work with DC and Marvel Comics, and has won many notable awards for his artistic design.
"Apocalypse is Treyarch's grand finale to Call Of Duty: Black Ops II," said Treyarch studio head Mark Lamia. "It is the perfect culmination of our efforts, and fan feedback, with two all-new multiplayer maps for players to experience for the first time, and two fully reimagined fan-favorite multiplayer maps from past games — and Origins, our most epic Zombies experience to date. Apocalypse is a DLC pack that our fans will never forget."
Call of Duty: Black Ops II Apocalypse will be available first, exclusively on Xbox Live for the Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft for 1200 Microsoft Points on August 27, with other platforms to follow. Players who have already purchased the Season Pass can download Apocalypse as soon as it becomes available.
"Hail To The King" will be released on August 27. The long-awaited follow-up to 2010's "Nightmare" was once again produced by Mike Elizondo and is the first to be wholly written without drummer and key songwriter James "The Rev" Sullivan, who died in December 2009. Sullivan has since been replaced by Arin Ilejay, a former member of CONFIDE.