Call of Duty®: Black Ops II Revolution Downloadable Content Pack Coming First, Exclusively to Xbox Live January 29th

  Call of Duty®: Black Ops II Revolution Downloadable Content Pack Coming
  First, Exclusively to Xbox Live January 29th

 Revolution is First of Four Epic DLC Events for Record Setting Call of Duty:
                                 Black Ops II

 Innovative Pack Includes Four All-New Multiplayer Maps, an Original Zombies
  Co-Op Map and New Zombies Mode Allowing Fans to Actually Play as a Zombie,
           Plus for the First Time Ever, a Bonus Multiplayer Weapon

  Fans Can Purchase Revolution Individually, or as part of the Call of Duty:
               Black Ops II DLC Season Pass Discounted* Bundle

Business Wire

SANTA MONICA, Calif. -- January 8, 2013

Fresh on the heels of the biggest entertainment launch of 2012 – Call of
Duty®: Black Ops II, Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of
Activision Blizzard (Nasdaq: ATVI), and their award-winning development studio
Treyarch are kicking-off 2013 with the announcement of Revolution, the first
massive Downloadable Content (DLC) Pack for the record-setting game. Since the
launch of Call of Duty: Black Ops II, millions of fans have taken-on the
game’s ambitious near-future fiction, engaged in over 427 million hours of
near-future warfare in non-stop multiplayer action, and survived hordes of
Zombies. Set to launch January 29 first, exclusively on Xbox LIVE® for the
Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft with other
platforms to follow, Revolution delivers an unprecedented level of content,
and for the first time in Call of Duty® DLC history, a new bonus multiplayer
weapon.

"With Black Ops II, the team set out to challenge assumptions about what fans
should expect from Call of Duty, and there’s no exception with Revolution,"
said Mark Lamia, Treyarch's Studio Head. "It starts with the massive amount of
content that Revolution offers:four distinct multiplayer maps, an entirely
new Zombies map and new Zombies mode, and a new bonus weapon. But quantity is
just the start — it’s the variety of new gameplay options in Revolution that
sets it apart, making it our most compelling DLC offering to date, and a
must-play experience for Call of Duty fans."

Revolution takes players to unexpected new locales the world over. “Downhill”
is set in the ski country of the French Alps, where players fight their way
down the slopes and through a ski lodge, while avoiding the moving hazards of
the mountain’s gondola system. Opponents must dodge the floodwaters in “Hydro”
as they contend for dominance of this hydroelectric dam facility in Pakistan,
filled with treacherous spillways. “Mirage” pits players in competition amidst
the sand dunes of a dilapidated luxury resort in the sandstorm-devastated Gobi
Desert, where a range of long-distance and close-quarters combat will mix up
the action for all play styles. Finally, “Grind” transports players to the
historic birthplace of skateboarding, California’s Venice Beach, where they
will battle it out through the ramps and half-pipes of this massive, epic
skate park in a multiplayer environment comprised of unique curved
architecture requiring players to adapt and learn new ways to take cover. Each
map in Revolution  delivers a uniquely exhilarating new landscape for tactics
and battle.

Revolution also delivers a lethal bonus multiplayer weapon, the “Peacekeeper.”
This powerful SMG, accompanied by its own set of weapon challenges for
additional XP, is unlocked to all Call of Duty: Black Ops II fans that pick-up
Revolution.

Additionally, Revolution transports players to the Far East, where they will
attempt to overcome a zombie infestation inside a series of collapsed
skyscrapers towering over the remains of an obliterated Chinese city. In this
new and original Zombies map, “Die Rise,” players will wield powerful,
upgradable Wonder Weaponry as well as combine new buildable devices to fight a
relentless army of the undead throughout Escher-esque sceneries over a deep
and perilous chasm. And in a twist, Treyarch has added a new game mode,
“Turned,” where players can finally complete against each other as a zombie!

Call of Duty: Black Ops II Revolution  lands first, exclusively on Xbox LIVE
January 29 for a suggested retail price of $14.99 or 1200 Microsoft Points.
The Map Pack is included in the Call of Duty: Black Ops II DLC Season Pass,
where fans can purchase four epic DLC Map Packs** for Call of Duty: Black Ops
II, and also receive the Nuketown Zombies bonus map, and an exclusive in-game
calling card as part of the discounted bundle offered at a suggested retail
price of $49.99 or 4000 Microsoft Points.

With the release date of Call of Duty: Black Ops II Revolution fast
approaching, fans should be sure to also sign up for Call of Duty® Elite for
free to track their Call of Duty: Black Ops II multiplayer performance with
rich game statistics, enlist in exciting Clan Operations and Challenges, and
watch all-new Call of Duty Elite TV videos ripe with tips and useful tools to
help improve their multiplayer skills. To register, or for more information,
visit http://www.callofduty.com/Elite.

Call of Duty: Black Ops II is rated “M” (Mature – Blood and Gore, Intense
Violence Strong Language, Suggestive Themes, Use of Drugs – content suitable
for persons ages 18 and older) by the ESRB. More information on Call of Duty®:
Black Ops II can be found at http://www.callofduty.com/blackops2 or on
www.facebook.com/codblackops. Fans can also follow @Treyarch on Twitter.

About Treyarch

Treyarch is an industry-leading game developer, wholly owned by Activision
Publishing, Inc. whose Call of Duty: Black Ops II set world-wide launch day
records, and whose previous game Call of Duty®: Black Ops set an entertainment
launch opening record upon its release in 2010 and continues to be one of the
best-selling games of all time, according to NPD and GfK Chart-Track.

About Activision Publishing, Inc.

Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision Publishing, Inc. is a
leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive
entertainment and leisure products.

Activision maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, Brazil, Mexico, the
United Kingdom, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Spain, Norway,
Denmark, the Netherlands, Australia, South Korea, mainland China and the
region of Taiwan. More information about Activision and its products can be
found on the company’s website, www.activision.com.

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*Based on DLC Season Pass suggested retail price of $49.99 or 4000 Microsoft
Points, and four DLC Map Packs at a suggested retail price of $14.99 or 1200
Microsoft Points each.

**Downloadable content in the Season Pass may be sold separately. If you
purchase the DLC Season Pass, do not also purchase these standalone DLC Map
Packs, as you will be charged for them. DLC Season Pass and DLC Map Packs may
not be available on all platforms or in all territories. Pricing and release
dates may vary by platform. Call of Duty: Black Ops II game required; sold
separately.

Contact:

Activision Publishing, Inc.
Robert Taylor
Sr. Publicist
310.496.5206
robert.taylor@activision.com
 
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