Black Ops Escalation DLC: Launch day video brings zombies, electrified septuagenarians, annoying voice-overs

So, Call of Duty: Black Ops' Escalation DLC is apparently out today on Xbox Live (still no sign of it in the UK Marketplace on our machine, but we'll continue to believe them for now), and yikes is this new five minute video quite the head-turner. Even to me, who hated Black Ops and didn't even bother playing any of the first set of zombie maps.

This lot though? They let me play as Freddy Krueger, Buffy, Machete and that racist guy from The Walking Dead. I'm all over that. Apart from the racism. They also let me fight an electro-powered zombie version of one of my cinematic heroes while flying through the air on catapults and sailing through the sky on a half-mile zip-line. Basically, this video is relevent to my interests. Oh yeah, and there are some standrad multiplayer maps as well.

Just try to ignore the goddawful Inside Xbox voice-over guy. His really... slow... speech... and... really... weird use of, vocal pauses, is phenomenally, goddamn, annoying.

May 3rd, 2011


  • robertchen - May 5, 2011 11:03 p.m.

    Black Ops: Escalation is awesome so far! A few minutes ago I came across a blog that's giving out the Escalation DLC for free! I thought it was a scam until I saw the DLC code laying in my e-mail inbox. :D I'm not sure if there's any codes left, but if you want to give it a shot, here's the site:
  • Gameguy94 - May 3, 2011 9:24 p.m.

    Screw the rest of Black Ops! Can I just have zombies?
  • Jedipimp0712 - May 3, 2011 6:58 p.m.

    @saugaprime have you even heard anything about MW3 yet? regarding the article, wow... i just got into black ops, finished the campaign and it was like a fight club mind fuck. starting multiplayer now, and to be honest, zombies is probably one of my favorites. i wish they would have just a full zombie map pack. that would be pretty cool. then i wouldnt have to waste all my money on shit im not going to play.
  • 435 - May 3, 2011 3:32 p.m.

    That's Treit for you. He's like that in person, too.
  • SAUGAPRIME - May 3, 2011 3:12 p.m.

    in 6 months from now MW3 will be out.
  • jackthemenace - May 3, 2011 3:01 p.m.

    I am honestly considering buying Black Ops JUST for this. I want George Romero's babies.
  • CitizenWolfie - May 3, 2011 2:13 p.m.

    Wow. Just wow. I thought you were joking about the whole "Freddy, Machete" etc cast. And then I go and watch the video. If only I didn't have 2 weddings to go to on a Double XP weekend! *sniff
  • perrytheplaid - May 3, 2011 2:05 p.m.

    wont this be a little unbalenced? you need to kill freddy at least 6 times before he stays dead and then he just reboots, and machete is machete.
  • Y2Ken - May 3, 2011 1:17 p.m.

    I do enjoy Black Ops, and I still play it a little from time to time. Not going to drop all that money for the DLC though, I just don't really use it enough to make it worthwhile. I'll use that money to pick up Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes instead.
  • mattschroeder - May 3, 2011 12:04 p.m.

    "Michael Wooker, and Danny Trejo of Matete fame." ReCaptcha: Hintikka temota, I think that is what is wrong with his accent.
  • presc1ence - May 3, 2011 10:54 a.m.

    seriously a gig??? i don't even have that on my tiny tiny hdd! FAAAAAAARRRRRRRKKKKKK!
  • seinVerstand - May 3, 2011 10:51 a.m.

    It's out now in the US and apparently it cost 4 billion Microsoft points:
  • Gilligan - May 3, 2011 10:24 a.m.

    Bit of a cliched thing to say, but I'm only really looking forward to the zombie maps! Also, reCAPTCHA is just weird, "uncured diseases"
  • thejimminteer - May 3, 2011 10:22 a.m.

    Its here in US. almost one Gig. Better be worth it.
  • plurality - May 3, 2011 10:21 a.m.

    "CAWW OF DUTY BWACK OPS ESCAWATION MAP PACK" also, I've discovered the root of the "first" problem, whenever your in line to be first to comment, it says "Be the first to comment" bad trailer, but I'm looking forward to the map pack
  • PipBowl420 - May 3, 2011 10:21 a.m.

    lol nice, FIRST! I'm lookin forward to these maps next month.. and when my PS3 online is finally working again lol

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