Black Ops III: Eclipse DLC includes four new multiplayer maps including a World at War classic

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Activision has revealed the second expansion pack for Call of Duty: Black Ops III. Titled Eclipse, the DLC follows the familiar recipe with four new multiplayer maps and a new chapter in the Zombies saga.

The new multiplayer maps – Spire, Rift, Knockout and Verge – cater to a variety of gameplay styles.

Spire is set in a futuristic sub-orbital airport terminal with multiple levels and open areas for combat. Activision advises gamers to watch their step as one false move could send players plummeting back through the stratosphere.

Rift takes place in the heart of a futuristic military complex set above an active volcano. The map features plenty of narrow corridors that force tight engagement and much like Spire, you’ll want to avoid falling off the map.

Knockout plays out in a traditional Shaolin Temple with a retro twist. It’s described as a mid-sized map that showcases a sharp contrast between the mid-range engagements of the traditional exterior architecture and the tight close-quarters of an eclectic ‘70s styled interior.

Verge, meanwhile, is a reimagination of Banzai, a map from Call of Duty: World at War. Activision advises gamers to take control of the key bridge, fortresses, tunnel systems and waterfalls as they engage in high-speed action on this medium-sized map.

The new Zombies chapter is called Zetsubou No Shima. The event takes place on a World War II-era Pacific Island and will introduce new transport mechanics, classic Zombies side quests and devastating traps, we’re told.

The second expansion pack for Call of Duty: Black Ops III lands on the PlayStation 4 on April 19. It’ll be a Sony exclusive for roughly a month before finding its way to Xbox One and PC. Eclipse is included as part of the $50 Black Ops III DLC Pass or can be purchased by itself for $15. As was the case with the first map pack, Eclipse won’t be offered on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

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I guess putting your map names in Japanese makes it seem cooler? "Island of Despair" of what you'd expect from a zombie map.